University/College Police Section
The University & College Police Section represents the interests of sworn campus public safety within the IACP.
The purpose of the University and College Police Section is to serve as the collective voice of law enforcement agencies responsible for policing Universities and Colleges; promoting a broader understanding of the important role of University/College policing and facilitating the exchange of information between University and College Police leaders and members of the IACP. The University and College Police section will serve as a resource for our members: to promote other essential mutual interests, assistance, professional standards and relationships among university/college police and other law enforcement executives.
For more information, please contact the IACP Member Engagement Team.
About the Section
The University & College Police Section represents the interests of sworn campus public safety within the IACP. The section has hosted a slate of summits over the years and assisted in drafting federal legislation on a range of issues from homeland security to police protective equipment. Our members have testified before the US Congress and worked on a range of national issues most recently including the creation of a national center for campus policing. While there is significant overlap with local, county, state and federal policing, the unique needs of a university require a unique level of service, one that combines the culture of education with the tenets of crime prevention and public order. The section represents this perspective to the larger law enforcement community.
Each year we hold an annual meeting during the IACP Conference and a mid-year meeting during the annual conference of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).
Jeffrey Johns, Chief of Police, Delta State University Police Department
General Vice Chair
Patrick Ogden, Chief of Police, University of Delaware Police Department
Matthew Kiederlen, Chief of Police, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Police Department
Adam Garcia, Assistant Vice President & Director, University of Nevada Police Services
Immediate Past General Chair
James Lyon, Chief of Police, Augusta University Police Department
Why join the University & College Police Section? Membership gives you access to the collective experience of our section, and we benefit from your insight and energy. We bring your talents, issues and ideas forward to the association leadership for the betterment of our profession. In return, you receive access to this collective knowledge generated by others like you. We are represented on the Executive Committee, the Legislative Committee and the Homeland Security Committee, to name a few. The Section hosts summits and training sessions relevant to the latest issues we are facing.
Membership in this section is open to all active, life, and associate members in good standing who are now, or have been engaged in or responsible for, providing police services to a university/college and have the approval of their agency chief executive.
IACP’s University and College Police Section hosts its mid-year meeting during the IACLEA (International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators) Annual Conference. Please see the IACLEA website for full IACLEA conference details.
The mid-year section lunch meeting is planned as an opportunity for members to network with each other and connect with section leadership through an open discussion forum of member concerns and emerging campus law enforcement issues.
The IACP University and College Police Section Mid-Year Meeting is open to all IACP University and College Police Section members, but lunch is provided free of charge only for those Section members who pre-register.
IACP’s University and College Police Section hosts its annual meeting during the IACP Annual Conference and Exposition. Please see IACP's conference website for full conference details.
The annual section lunch meeting is planned as an opportunity for members to network with each other and connect with section leadership through an open discussion forum of member concerns and emerging campus law enforcement issues.
The IACP University and College Police Section Annual Meeting is open to all IACP University and College Police Section members, but lunch is provided free of charge only for those Section members who pre-register.
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