Jul 01, 2021
As part of Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)’s Critical Issues in Policing Series, “Municipal and Campus Police: Strategies for Working Together During Turbulent Times” was released in late June. Several IACLEA members played an invaluable role in this work.
According to the Acknowledgements section at the beginning of this 52-page report, the idea for this project initially came from former Tempe Police Department (Arizona) Chief Sylvia Moir, who was also PERF President at the time. Her agency and the Arizona State University Police Department, led by Chief Michael Thompson (IACLEA’s Director for the Southwest Region until 2023), have implemented some innovative approaches to working together, and Chief Moir was interested in sharing their story and learning from other agencies.
Other campus public safety personnel who participated in this project and who are IACLEA members include:
- Chief Debra Williams, Clark Atlanta University
- Chief David Carter, University of Texas at Austin
- Chief Kelly Nee, Boston University
- Chief Anthony Holt, Wayne State University
- Chief Kristen Roman, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Director-at-Large until 2023)
IACLEA also received praise for its leadership on the issues addressed in the report and its support of this project. Executive Director John Bernhards and Director of Education & Leadership Development Josh Bronson also provided valuable insights into the workings of campus police agencies and in helping advance PERF’S latest work.
Click here to access the complete report.