LSU NCBRT/ACE Instructor Named Head of International Police Education and Training Committee
BATON ROUGE, La. – The International Association of Chiefs of Police has named Roy H. Bethge as the chair of the organization’s Education and Training Committee. Bethge is a retired deputy chief of the Buffalo Grove Police Department in Buffalo Grove, Ill. and currently serves as a lead instructor for LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counterterrorist Education.
The IACP is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders. Founded in 1893, the organization currently has more than 30 thousand members in 160 countries around the world. The IACP strives to shape the future of policing by supporting advocacy, research, outreach and education for police worldwide.
As chair of the committee, Bethge will oversee the IACP’s educational responsibilities. The committee serves as a body of subject matter experts who can provide advice, strategic insights, technical expertise and topical recommendations to the IACP as a whole.
“Being selected as chair of the Education and Training Committee is an honor, said Bethge. “The IACP is an internationally respected organization, and I look forward to using the skills that I have acquired through my career and through LSU NCBRT/ACE to make a positive impact in the emergency response community.”
In addition to Bethge’s chair appointment, LSU NCBRT/ACE Associate Director for Research and Development Jerry Monier was selected to serve as a member of the committee.
“We are incredibly proud of both Roy and Jerry’s achievements and their selections to be members of this committee,” said LSU NCBRT/ACE director Jeff Mayne. “The IACP’s decision highlights the fact that NCBRT has some of the most qualified and respected professionals in the emergency training field worldwide.”
About LSU NCBRT/ACE
LSU NCBRT/ACE is a nationally recognized center for emergency preparedness and response training located at Louisiana State University’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU NCBRT/ACE provides mobile training to both the national and international emergency response community. The mission of LSU NCBRT/ACE is to influence, develop, and deliver specialized training and education, providing the skills necessary to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from complex threats and high-consequence events. LSU NCBRT/ACE has expertise in research, development and delivery of training in the areas of specialized law enforcement operations; biological incident response; food and agriculture safety and security; and instructional design and technique.