Campus Law Enforcement/Public Safety Legal Issues Certification

Thomas A. Butcher

Mr. Butcher is the University Counsel, Grand Valley State University. He joined Grand Valley in 1982 as the Assistant to the Personnel Office and became its first general counsel in 1989, a position he continues to hold. He continues to serve as an original member of the General Counsel Advisory Board of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. He served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) from 1996-99. In 2007, he was awarded the Distinguished Serve Award, the highest award conferred by NACUA. Mr. Butcher earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a dual major in Business Administration and Industrial/Personnel Relations, with high honors, from Ferris State University and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is a founding member of the Principal One Consulting Group, LLC, an entity focusing on liability and management issues in educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

Michael P. Glaubach

Mr. Glaubach has over 15 years experience as a Law Enforcement Trainer and Instructor in the areas of Use of Force, Defensive Tactics, and Firearms. A former adjunct faculty member for Gannon University, he has spent the last 10 years with the George Washington University Police Department, currently serving as the Captain over the Patrol and EMS Divisions. Mr. Glaubach received his Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master’s Degree in Education from Gannon University in Erie Pennsylvania. Michael has presented at national and international Police and EMS conferences on the subjects of Use of Force; Psychomotor Skill retention; combative drills; drug recognition; EMT scene safety issues, and is a guest lecturer for the GW Law School on 4th Amendment issues. He is the GW Police Department’s lead instructor in Use of Force, Emergency Medicine (EMT and First Responder), Dispatching and Medical Dispatching, Drug and Alcohol Response, Patrol Techniques and Tactics, and is the GWPD representative on the University’s Threat Assessment Team. Mr. Glaubach has completed instructor level training for all levels of use of force options and has achieved Instructor Trainer rank in systems from Monadnock, PPCI Inc., and PPCT Management Systems, of which there are only 300 active IT’s in the world. He received his Certified Litigation Specialist designation for both Police and Higher Education in 2010.

Oren R. Griffin

Oren R. Griffin is a member of the faculty at the Mercer University School of Law. His teaching and scholarly interests focus on employment law, civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and higher education law. He has over 20 years of experience as a university administrator and attorney representing educational institutions and for-profit organizations in federal and state courts. Mr. Griffin is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences for organizations such as the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Stetson University College of Law National Conference on Law and Higher Education, the Alabama College System, and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Officers. Mr. Griffin earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Southern University at New Orleans, a M.A.E. degree in Postsecondary Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and his Ph.D. degree in Higher Education Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Iowa. Mr. Griffin earned his law degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He has also served as a law clerk for the Mississippi Supreme Court. He is a founding member of the Principal One Consulting Group, LLC, an entity focusing on liability and management issues in educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

John E. Hart

Mr. Hart is the Director of Legal Affairs/University Counsel at a major private university with over 25 years of service. In addition to advising on governance and administration, student development, academic and employment issues and policies, one of his areas of special emphasis include serving as counsel to the university’s Department of Public Safety, a sworn and armed police force authorized by state statute, by representing on liability, labor, litigation, mutual aid, compliance and other matters. He has also had extensive involvement with NACUA, serving on their Board and a number of committees, as well as recently being selected to the national Legal Services Review Panel of NAICU. John has made numerous presentations and provided practical training on legal topics to a variety of internal and external audiences. He earned his B.A. from Cedarville College and received his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law. He is a founding member of the Principal One Consulting Group, LLC, an entity focusing on liability and management issues in educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

William R. Kauffman

Mr. Kauffman is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the University for Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, a position he has held since March 1995. He is responsible for the direction of all legal services for the University, as well as diversity and affirmative action, internal audit, risk management and insurance, compliance, governmental relations, emergency preparedness and public safety. Prior to joining Saint Louis University, Mr. Kauffman was Vice President and General Counsel of the University of Alaska Statewide System of Higher Education. Before that he served as General Counsel for the Kansas Board of Regents and prior to that was an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education and before that, Director of Employee Relations for Shippensburg State University. Mr. Kauffman is a Past President of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. In 2004 he received NACUA’s Distinguished Service Award. He received his B.A. from Gettysburg College and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is a founding member of the Principal One Consulting Group, LLC, an entity focusing on liability and management issues in educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

John D. Marshall, Jr.

Mr. Marshall retired in 2007, from his position as University Attorney at Georgia State University after 31 years of service as an attorney at Georgia State. He currently serves as a consultant to the Georgia State University Research Foundation and as a part-time associate legal counsel at Kennesaw State University. Mr. Marshall has presented more than ninety speeches and lectures at conferences across the United States and Canada, and he has published five articles or chapters related to various legal issues. He has long been an active member of NACUA and served as a member of its Board of Directors. He received his B.A. degree with High Honors from Clemson University and his J.D. from Emory University. He is a founding member of the Principal One Consulting Group, LLC, an entity focusing on liability and management issues in educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

Susan Riseling

Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief Riseling currently leads the Police Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition she is the President of the Wisconsin Police Executive Group. In October of 2005, she was elected to IACP Vice President at Large. The IACP is the world’s largest police organization with over 20,000 members from over 100 countries. Currently she chairs the Civil Rights committee.
Chief Riseling is a past President of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association and the first woman and first University Police Chief to hold the position. She is a past President of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives. In August 2003, Chief Riseling was awarded the Motorola NAWLEE (National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives) Law Enforcement Executive of the year. She attended the University of Maryland College Park for both her undergraduate and graduate work. Chief Riseling is a graduate of the PERF Senior Management Institute for Police.

Dolores A. Stafford

Ms. Stafford was the Chief of Police at The George Washington University in Washington, DC for 18 years and she retired on April 30, 2010. Chief Stafford has been intimately involved in Law Enforcement and Crisis Management at GW for more than 18 years at a large, urban institution in the heart of the nation’s capital. She has 26 years of experience in the law enforcement and the security industry. Twenty four of those years were in Campus Law Enforcement at the George Washington University, Butler University and Bucknell University. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Mansfield University and has a Master’s of Science Degree in Education from Bucknell University. She has been a member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) since 1990 and in 2003-2004 she served as the first female in 45 years to be elected as President of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). In 2006, the Campus Safety Magazine developed a Campus Safety Director of the Year Award and in March 2007, Chief Stafford was named as the first winner of this prestigious award for the 2006 calendar year. In June 2008, Chief Stafford was presented with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award by her alma mater, Mansfield University in Pennsylvania.

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    By attending the Legal Issues Forum, you will meet 1 of 3 requirements toward achieving the certification as a Campus Law Enforcement Litigation Specialist.
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    This certification course is designed for command level staff who want to attend a class that will provide a broad overview of legal issues that they should be aware of in leading a campus agency—the A to Z of legal issues…

    There is training available for campus attorneys in the higher education industry, but those conferences typically have no more than one or two sessions that are directly related to campus law enforcement and public safety. This 3 day class has been developed as a comprehensive training class focused on the myriad of legal issues that a command level staff member of a campus law enforcement or public safety agency should know to be highly effective in their roles as a leader on campus.

    The course content was designed to address the technical aspects of the law, the legal interpretations of the law, and practical application issues that will be addressed by experienced law enforcement and public safety professionals. The faculty includes experienced campus attorneys and campus law enforcement professionals from private and state institutions.

    The course will include specific issues in the following topic areas: Pre Employment Practices; Workforce Management; Negligence and Liability Concerns; Free Speech Considerations; Information Disclosure and Sharing; Compliance, and Policing on a College Campus, including 4th Amendment, Search and Seizure, Use of Force, Behavioral Threat Assessment, the Clery Act, Title IX, Alcohol/Drug Enforcement; Special Issues for Research Security and more…

    William J. Schmitz, Director of Institute Safety and Security, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY

    “Finally, a course that was created for us, by one of us. Attending the legal issues forum with my boss (Janet Lindner, Associate Vice President for Administration), was beneficial for the both of us. Law Enforcement Executives know that managing upward can be challenging however, we must be able to influence if we expect to be effective. This forum helped us prioritize and engage in meaningful discussions on both short term and long term goals while leveraging the legal issues that exist in managing public safety on a college campus”.

    Ronnell Higgins, Chief of Police, Yale University

    “The Legal Issues class covers important topics pertinent to our roles in law enforcement professionals. It helps to refresh some of what we know but it also introduces new information that we can immediately put to use.”

    Stephen Gahagans, Chief of Police, University of Arkansas

    “I found the instructors and invited panelists to be extremely knowledgeable. They communicated their knowledge and experience clearly. It made the information understandable.”

    Russell Wolff, Director of Security, Grand Valley State University

    “I recommend this course to new and seasoned senior campus security executives for its excellent review and discussion of key legal concerns affecting their work. Using campus legal counsel as well as seasoned security professionals as instructors, the forum provided a great opportunity to problem-solve and share ideas.”

    Wayne Ogino, Chief of Campus Security, University of Hawaii, Manoa

    “I would strongly recommend this course to my peers and that they consider sending their Assistant Chiefs and Directors. In addition, I would suggest that the attendee attempt to get a member of their senior management to attend. I saw three examples of this during the class (the Chief and their boss in attendance) and all three seemed to have taken away a greater knowledge about the issues we face. It was a great class and I found it very helpful. This is the third class I have attended that was offered by D. Stafford & Associates and they only get better.”

    Roy Murphy, Director of Public Safety, Berklee College of Music