2020 NASPA Annual Conference

Leaning Forward Toward Police Reform: An Innovative Approach to Leveraging Higher Education to Improve Policing on Campus and Beyond (ID 553)

Far too often, police reform focuses on the victims of police violence and not the police themselves. In this session, the presenters will share how they are using a campus based police academy to create college educated, experienced, well trained, and culturally competent law enforcement officers who will eventually be the police of tomorrow. Additional benefits of the program, such as student job creation, budget savings, and career readiness implications will also be discussed. The presenters will actively engage the audience to determine if the concept could be applied to their home campus through dialogue and discussion.


Wednesday, April 1
2:30 pm to 3:20 pm


303 AB
LA Convention Center

Presented by

Jonathon Hyde, Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students, Appalachian State University
Andrew Stephenson, Director of Public Safety & Chief of Police, Appalachian State University