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Campus Safety Director Named President of Professional Organization

2004. 11. 02.

CALDWELL (Idaho)- Albertson College of Idaho's Director of Campus Safety, Allan Laird, was recently named president of the Western Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators at their annual fall conference in Pascoe, Washington. Laird served as vice-president last year. He will serve as president until October 2005.

WACLEA is an organization dedicated to the training and support of campus safety administrators in the western United States and Canada. Twice a year, administrators from colleges and universities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Alberta, Canada and British Columbia, Canada come together to share and trade knowledge.

'WACLEA is an invaluable resource because you get to share wisdom and ask for support as needed,' said Laird.

As president, Laird will work closely with the WACLEA Board of Directors and he will organize two administrators training conferences. Another major component of Laird's job will be looking into the feasibility of establishing a distance-learning academy to train campus law enforcement officers. A distance-learning academy would cut down on training expenses for the individual campus safety offices and standardize the training that officers receive.

'If everyone is trained to the same high standard, that standard will be recognized,' said Laird.

Albertson College of Idaho is the state's oldest private, residential liberal arts and sciences institution. With an average class size of 15, students receive personal attention from faculty members dedicated to teaching. The college has recently received several honors including being named the best value in college education by Money magazine. Albertson Colege of Idaho is located in Caldwell, Idaho- 25 miles from Boise.

More information about Albertson College of Idaho is available by calling 1-800-2C-IDAHO or visiting www.collegeofidaho.edu.

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