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Troy LaneThe International Association of Chiefs of Police has selected UT Police Chief Troy Lane and Lieutenant Donnie Ross to take part in its National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women.

The association is bringing campus law enforcement leaders together to focus on violent crimes against women and to support best practices within campus police departments.

The four-day institute will be held August 24 through 27 in Kansas City, Missouri, and will explore innovative approaches for investigating crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking. Additional focus will center on assessing agency performance and sharing challenges and solutions with law enforcement colleagues. The institute will also focus on planning and methods for effective resource allocation to help crime victims and hold perpetrators accountable.

Donnie RossRoss supervises UTPD’s Investigations and Community Relations units. Lane joined UT in 2012 after serving as police chief at the University of Wyoming.

They will be among many law enforcement executives engaged in developing action plans that help campus departments adopt new strategies for proactive and coordinated community collaboration. Attendance at the institute is supported by a grant to the IACP from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, with 20,749 members in eighty-nine countries.


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