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ASU hosts local law enforcement to discuss college campus security

Several law enforcement leaders answered question about college campus safety at a forum at Albany State. (Source: WALB) Several law enforcement leaders answered question about college campus safety at a forum at Albany State. (Source: WALB)
ASU Police Chief John Fields (Source: WALB) ASU Police Chief John Fields (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County Police Chief Jackie Battle (Source: WALB) Dougherty County Police Chief Jackie Battle (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany State University Criminal Justice Institute hosted some of the community's top police officers to answer student questions.

The chiefs and other police leaders were questioned about what people should know if they are stopped by police, and other social issues.

They also talked about the recent attacks on college campuses, including Monday's at Ohio State University.  

The chiefs said that they work and train together to protect against attacks on all the college campuses in Albany.

"That's why we have that great working relationships with outside law enforcement agencies, just in case that does happen. And here on campus, my department, we practice once a month," explained ASU Police Chief John Fields.

"The one yesterday seemed to be very well, they had an officer that was timely. If something happens we are going, we want to be able to do the same thing," said Dougherty County Police Chief Jackie Battle.

Fields said community policing by his department at all three college campuses will be a first line of protection against attacks, getting to know the students and letting them get to know the officers.

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