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CSUPD Chief to talk about training Iraqi Police Officials

October 12, 2011

Colorado State University Police Chief Wendy Rich-Goldschmidt will present at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference.

Chief Wendy Rich-GoldschmidtRich-Goldschmidt will discuss CSUPD’s experience this summer while hosting a delegation of high-ranking Iraqi police officials for executive leadership training.

CSU was selected as a site for the training, which was held in July and included sessions in several cities across the nation. While at CSU, the Iraqi officers were exposed to the differences between urban policing and policing a college campus.

The IACP conference, which is in Chicago October 22-26, is geared toward sharing best practices for police agencies. Rich-Goldschmidt’s presentation will focus on helping other police agencies understand the nuances of working with international police officers and how to support these unique learning opportunities.

 “Colorado State University Police Department is honored to have been selected as one of the training sites,” said Chief Rich-Goldschmidt. “This was a historic visit and one we were very proud to participate in and support. Our Iraqi brothers are working hard to secure their country and we applaud their vision and bravery.”

This unique training program is supported by the US State Department and designed by the IACP.

The delegation stayed in Fort Collins three days. During that time, the Iraqi officers were introduced to how police forces in America are organized and leadership models within forces.

Several CSUPD employees assisted with preparations for the visit. The chief and Lieutenant Chris Wolf served as guides to the Iraqi officers. On the first night, Rich-Goldschmidt and other Chiefs of Police from across Colorado welcomed the guests as they dined on Iraqi cuisine prepared by Lory Student Center chefs.

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