Jan 09, 2018
Executive Director's Message, January 2018
By Sue Riseling, Executive Director
Happy New Year! We hope your 2018 is off to a good start. We also hope that during the previous year you noticed all the changes underway at IACLEA. From the opening of a new office and hiring of many new staff to the expanding training programs offered and the rolling out of new services, 2017 was quite a year. In 2017 IACLEA was remade. There is enormous energy, and we are poised to do even greater things in 2018. AND we need you—the membership—to re-engage with the Association to make IACLEA even better. Now is the perfect time.
Opportunity to do more, improve existing programs, and influence the revitalized IACLEA is everywhere. Yet IACLEA is like so many organization…a handful of people are directly engaged, serving on committees, task forces, or the Board of Directors.
The majority of the work is undertaken by a few of our now-robust membership. Today, I am asking that you get involved.
That doesn’t mean you have to join a committee—although that would be great. You can be involved by closely monitoring the website for upcoming events and attending a training, or listening in on an Emerging Issues briefing call or webinar. If you have some experience in an area, consider writing an article for the Campus Law Enforcement Journal. Follow us on Twitter and Like us Facebook.
We invite you to attend the Annual Conference & Exposition June 29-July 2, 2018. This year IACLEA will be in Orlando, Florida, celebrating our 60th anniversary. The Caribe Royale venue is close to all the attractions and is wonderful for families.
If you are a director or chief, you may want to sign your staff up for our new Investigators or Public Information Officers section (coming this spring). Do you have a new program your staff has developed? Write a short article on the program (include a picture or two), and we will place it in the monthly e-Newsletter, on the website, or in the News Digest. Show your department’s pride by telling us a bit about your agency and its programs (include some photos) and, in rotation, we will feature your organization on our website in the Agency Spotlight on the homepage
Interested in federal legislation? Let us know what you think about upcoming bills. Give us your reaction to how the federal government is dealing with campus public safety. Let your views be known to your state legislators on topics affecting campuses and your organization.
Most importantly, tell your Regional Board Member or a staff member what you would like to see your Association engage in on your behalf. Give us ideas of topics for webinars, Emerging Issues trainings and Universal Issues training programs. We would like to hear from you. Mostly, we’d like to roll up our sleeves and work together with you.