Legislative Alert Issued by IACLEA, Campuses Urged to Act Now

ST. PETER, Minn. – Ray Thrower, president of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) has issued the following legislative alert for colleges and universities:

“This Thursday, July 26, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the most significant legislation ever proposed in Congress for campus public safety. A few of the highlights are:

  • Parity in federal death benefits for sworn officers on public and private campuses; and
  • Establishment of a National Center for Campus Public Safety, including training funds
  • A $50 million matching grant program for institutions of higher education to enhance campus public safety

“IACLEA and our Senate supporters need your help. If you live in one of the states below, please contact your state Senator and encourage him or her to support this bill.

  • Massachusetts: Senator Edward Kennedy, 202-224-2417
  • Delaware: Senator Joseph Biden, 202-224-0139
  • Wisconsin: Senator Herb Kohl, Senator Russ Feingold, 202-224-9787, 202-224-2725
  • California: Senator Dianne Feinstein, 202-228-3954
  • New York: Senator Charles Schumer, 202-228-3027
  • Maryland: Senator Ben Cardin, 202-224-1651
  • Rhode Island: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, 202-228-6362
  • Pennsylvania: Senator Arlen Specter, 215-597-0406
  • Utah: Senator Orrin Hatch, 202-224-6331
  • Iowa: Senator Charles Grassley, 515-288-5097
  • Arizona: Senator Jon Kyl, 202-224-2207
  • Alabama: Senator Jeff Session, 202-224-3149
  • South Carolina: Senator Lindsey Graham,  lgraham.senate.gov
  • Texas: Senator John Cornyn, 202-228-2856
  • Kansas: Senator Sam Brownback, 202-228-1265
  • Oklahoma: Senator Tom Coburn, 202-224-6008

“For more information, please go to

Additionally, a draft letter that may be used as a template for your faxed and E-mailed letters of support can be obtained through IACLEA.

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