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FBI Director to Speak at HBCU Law Enforcement Training Conference

B-CU Hosts the HBCU-LEEA Conference to Address Violence and Crime Prevention

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Bethune-Cookman University will host the 2016 Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Law Enforcement and Executives (HBCU-LEEA) Training Conference in Daytona Beach, Fla. on July 11- 15, 2016. The theme, “Working Together – The Primary Prevention for Safety and Security,” is to empower and encourage partnerships and collaboration while sharing knowledge and resources to enhance the security on and around HBCU campuses. The conference will take place at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort and Bethune – Cookman University Campus (640 Dr. Mary McLeod Blvd).

Attendees will hear from several guest speakers including: FBI Director James B. Comey; FBI’s Campus Liaison Supervisory Special Agent, Jacques Battiste; representatives from the White House Initiative on HBCUs; the Department of Education; the Department of Justice; Florida Department of Law Enforcement; Retired Judge Hubert Grimes and B-CU President, Dr. Edison O. Jackson. This year’s conference will address “Violence on HBCU Campuses and Exploring Solutions”.  The panel of presenters will be from various HBCUs that have experienced direct or indirect violence issues involving their campuses.  "Prevention and partnerships are the primary components to campus safety,” says Crime Prevention Practitioner and B-CU Department of Public Safety Compliance and Prevention Manager, Cheryl Lawson-Young. HBCU – LEEA and B-CU Department of Public Safety recognizes the need for relationships with local, state and federal agencies, along with organizations and communities, to combat violence and crime.

In preparation for the conference, Chief Melvin Williams, Director of the B-CU Department of Public Safety states, "Our desire is that this training conference will allow us to implement strategies to address the negative images that have been placed on our Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as it relates to crimes and/or criminal activities”.

For more information and conference registration contact, Cheryl Lawson-Young at youngc@cookman.edu  or 386-481-2466, http://hbcu-leea.org/2016-conference/. For media inquiries, please contact Keisha Boyd – boydk@cookman.edu or (386)481-2991.

About Bethune- Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.