ASU Police Department hosts law enforcement leadership event


Campus law enforcement leaders from across the country are gathering at the ASU Tempe campus this week to learn about critical issues for policing in higher education.

The 2016 Executive Development Institute (EDI) is sponsored by IACLEA (The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators). This year 42 executives, including three members of the Arizona State University Police Department, will participate in workshops March 7-10.

“The Executive Development Institute is a program put on by IACLEA that brings in police executives from campuses across the country and internationally, said ASU Police Chief Michael Thompson. “There they collaborate and learn together about leadership development and current issues in university policing so they can stay on the cutting edge of current best practices.”

Neal A. Lester, ASU Foundation Professor of English and founding director of Project Humanities, is one of several presenters at EDI this year. Leaders in law enforcement and education from Arizona and across the country will hold presentations on topics including; leadership principles, police accountability and workforce diversity.

In conjunction with participating in EDI, the ASU Police Department is the host institution for the 2016 IACLEA Annual Conference and Exposition. National and international members of the campus law enforcement community gather at the annual conference to learn about the latest developments and technology in campus policing.

This year’s conference is June 24-27 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix.  

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