Jan 26, 2021
IACLEA Executive Director John Bernhards shared IACLEA's appreciation to Phil Keith, who headed the US Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) from April 2018 to January 2021. During his tenure, IACLEA was able to share with its members many valuable initiatives led via the COPS Office.
Dear Director Keith,
You have been a great friend to campus law enforcement and all IACLEA members during your term as Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) at the Department of Justice. On behalf of IACLEA’s global membership of campus police and public safety professionals, I extend our gratitude for your attention and support.
We were pleased to have you in attendance at our Annual Conference & Exposition in 2017, 2018, and 2020 (virtually). More recently, IACLEA members found very valuable your guidance on compliance with Presidential Executive Order (EO) No. 13929, Safe Policing for Safe Communities. We were honored to be selected as an independent credentialing body to assist with the EO’s implementation.
Perhaps, most significantly, we are pleased to be a founding partner in the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC). This legacy program of your tenure has allowed us to support our members and strengthen our partnerships with other national law enforcement associations. Thank you for that opportunity.
We know you will slow the pace, for a bit, then return to law enforcement endeavors. On behalf of the IACLEA Board of Directors, I hope our work leads to continued collaboration to make our universities, cities, and nations safer.
With deep appreciation for your leadership and support.