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    UPD Hosts 2018 AJCU Conference

    May 22, 2018

    This is an excerpt from an article that ran in the University Police Department Newsletter.

    This year, The University of Scranton hosted the AJCU Facilities, Public Safety and Sustainability Conference, April 16–18 on our campus. The AJCU Conference is hosted each year on a different Jesuit College or University campus with the purpose of providing administrators with the opportunity to network and learn from speakers on relevant topics as they relate to best practices, safety, and Jesuit education.

    The University had the honor of hosting, along with our partners in Facilities, 30 Directors including 14 Chiefs of Police/Directors of Public Safety from institutions such as Georgetown, Loyola Maryland University, San Francisco, Fairfield and the University of Chicago.

    University Police were especially fortunate to acquire many notable speakers, specifically supervisory Special Agent Ben Stone from the FBI who spoke on cybercrime and national security, PSP Major Chris Paris who detailed his involvement in capturing Eric Frein, the man found guilty of ambushing a State Police barracks, and Hillary Peck from the National Counterterrorism Center who presented “The Global Terrorist Threat Environment – A Current Governmental Threat Assessment for Public Safety Directors”. Additionally, for the Keynote Speaker we were able to bring in Fred Pestello, Ph.D, Saint Louis University president who spoke on “Living Jesuit Values in a Moment of Crisis” regarding his experience peacefully resolving conflict after Saint Louis University was besieged by protesters for 3 days following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

    The conference also served as an opportunity to showcase the City of Scranton, the campus and our department. We are especially grateful for the support we got from the University, Corporate, & Foundation Relations, Conference & Event Services and The Jesuit Center.

    Read the full article in the University Police Department Newsletter, here.

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