UAPD to Host Mid-America Law Enforcement Conference on Campus

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Police Department will host the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators’ Mid-America Conference from Sunday, March 31 – Wednesday, April 3 on the U of A campus.

This is the second year in a row that the university has hosted the conference. 

Law enforcement officers and security directors from colleges and universities in thirteen states will be attending the conference. There will be presentations on a broad range of issues, including use of force, the Clery Act, table top exercise development, mental health and technological advancements.

To get the word out about the conference, the UAPD partnered with students in the U of A collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association and Rebecca Miles, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Marketing. The group contacted law enforcement departments in all of the higher education institutions in the mid-America region to provide details about the conference and invite them to attend.

UAPD officers will host tours of the campus during the conference, and also conduct training workshops. Officers from Arkansas and other mid-America states may be armed during the conference, but they should be clearly identified as law enforcement or security officers or officials.   

For more information please contact Chief Steve Gahagans at 479-575-2222 or

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.


Capt. Gary Crain, public information officer


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