Mason Hosts Annual Conference of College, University Law Officers

Posted: August 6, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Hundreds of law enforcement officers, primarily from college and university campuses throughout the United States, will gather at Mason’s Fairfax Campus, Aug. 6-9, to discuss topics ranging from dealing with campus violence and emergency response efforts to strategic planning and establishing effective ways to work more closely together.

The meeting is the second annual College and University Police and Investigators Conference (CUPIC), a national organization that was created last year by Mason’s University Police.

The tragedies at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School will be among the topics addressed at this year’s conference. Keynote speakers include John Marshall, Virginia’s secretary of public safety, and Tom Morris Jr., senior correspondent and producer of “America’s Most Wanted.”

“This year’s conference has been specifically crafted to enable law officers to come together in workshops, breakout sessions and classes to discuss the challenges we face on our college campuses today,” says Michael Lynch, Mason’s chief of police.

The conference is being held in the Johnson Center. A complete agenda is available at

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