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WIU Homeland Security Research Program Lecture Series Set for Oct. 31, Nov. 9 and 16

October 16, 2017

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MACOMB, IL — The Western Illinois University School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) will host the semi-annual Homeland Security Research Program lecture series in October and November with three lectures featuring guest presenters. The presentations are open free to the public. 

• A police officer from the Special Investigations Division, Target Offender Unit at the Peoria (IL) Police Department will discuss community policing from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 in Stipes Hall, 121.

• An FBI Special Agent in the St. Louis office will discuss domestic terrorism issues from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 in Stipes Hall, 121.

• A representative from the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) will lecture on the JTTF and international terrorism from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 in Stipes Hall, 121.

LEJA's homeland security minor is one of the largest at the University, with graduates obtaining jobs with federal and state law enforcement agencies nationwide.

For more information, contact Dean Alexander, director of the Homeland Security Research Program and LEJA professor at (309) 298-2120 or by email at

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