May 1, 2017
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Jordan West
Communications Specialist

VSU Explores Technology in Policing

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Criminal Justice Outreach Program will present Technology in Policing from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 12, in Student Union Ballroom A. The Critical Issues in Criminal Justice Series event is open to faculty, staff, students, alumni, retirees, and friends of the university.
 
Technology in Policing will investigate the technological advances used to improve execution of officer duties.
 
Dr. Wesley Jennings, an associate professor, associate chairman, and undergraduate director in University of South Florida’s Department of Criminology, will discuss the history of technology in policing, enhancement of community relations, new technology in policing, research on police body-worn cameras, police research techniques, and the effectiveness of technological innovations.
 
Participants can register online at https://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/arts-sciences/sacj/criminal-justice/cjs-series.php. Advance registration is $300 for general admission, $150 for VSU alumni, and $75 for current VSU students, faculty, or staff. Employees from any Lowndes County criminal justice agency can register for a discounted fee of $225. Onsite registration will be available for an additional fee of $50. Registration includes continuing education unit credits, breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
 
The Critical Issues in Criminal Justice Seminar Series is funded by the Criminal Justice Outreach Program, which is supported by a 2016-2017 VSU Innovation Fund Grant. The Innovation Fund was created to invest in the future of VSU by supporting innovative practices, programs, and approaches that continue to improve teaching, services, and support of VSU students.
 
The series will conclude with Diversion Programs on June 30.
 
Contact Dr. Bobbie Ticknor, an assistant professor in VSU’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, at bbticknor@valdosta.edu to learn more.
 
On the Web:
 
http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/arts-sciences/sacj/criminal-justice
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