ERIC Number: EJ986278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: N/A
FBI Police Executive Fellowship Program
Blake, Christopher G.
Campus Law Enforcement Journal, v42 n3 p18-19 May-Jun 2012
In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, FBI Director Robert Mueller, III, established the Office of Law Enforcement Coordination to help ensure more effective information-sharing between the Bureau and state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. One of the hallmarks of this focused effort to enhance communication is the Police Executive Fellowship Program (PEFP). The PEFP is a six-month experience that allows state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement executives to share their expertise in areas that will improve information and intelligence sharing within the law enforcement community. Command-level law enforcement officials selected to participate in the PEFP bring a much needed state and local perspective to national and international law enforcement issues. The most recent campus public safety executive to serve in the PEFP is Major Jay Gruber, a 26-year veteran of the University of Maryland, Department of Public Safety in College Park, Maryland. Major Gruber is currently the Assistant Director of Public Safety and Commander of the Technology Services Bureau. He is a Certified Protection Professional, a certification conferred by ASIS International. He is also a Certified Instructor for the Maryland Police Training Commission. Major Gruber is assigned to the National Joint Terrorism Task Force (NJTTF) Campus Liaison Initiative (CLI). Major Gruber described the CLI mission as continuously enhancing the working relationships between the FBI and institutions of higher education (IHE) in an effort to increase cooperation and information sharing between campuses and local Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) to identify and protect soft target vulnerabilities; and to detect, deter, and disrupt extremist activity on campuses and against campus personnel. There are several benefits to the CLI. It builds strong relationships based on trust prior to a crisis. It fosters increased two-way information-sharing, raises awareness of campus vulnerabilities and ongoing threats and investigations, and it makes campuses safer for all.
Descriptors: Police, Public Agencies, Federal Programs, Law Enforcement, Fellowships, Colleges, Terrorism, Institutional Cooperation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland