Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Police Expert on SuperBowl Security in Indianapolis

I work for a great college. The Ivy Tech Community College marketing and communications folks, led by vice president Jeff Fanter and Assistant Vice President Kelly Hauflaire, put together this terrific media advisory for media seeking a police expert on the SuperBowl here in Indianapolis. Here is the media advisory:

For further information, contact:
Kelly Hauflaire
(317) 917-5732

National Law Enforcement Expert available as Super Bowl source

WHO: Dr. Richard Weinblatt, Dean of the School of Public and Social Services at Ivy Tech Community College and national law enforcement expert, is available for interviews and expert commentary regarding law enforcement, security, and crime prevention for Super Bowl 2012 in Indianapolis.

Weinblatt, who is based in Indianapolis, has provided expert commentary on CNN, MSNBC, HLN: Headline News and CBS Evening News. In addition, he has been quoted and interviewed in hundreds of print publications and newspapers, including the Associated Press, Washington Post, the Detroit News, Orlando Sentinel, London Daily Mail, and the Philadelphia Enquirer, as well as hundreds of local TV and radio interviews across the country.

WHY: Weinblatt has explained complex police, crime and safety topics since 1989. He has an extensive background as a police chief, policy academy director, and criminal justice professor. His service has ranged from Auxiliary Lieutenant in New Jersey to Patrol Division Deputy Sheriff in New Mexico to Police Chief in North Carolina.

Additionally, Weinblatt has been a criminal justice and police academy educator in Florida, Indiana, New Mexico, North Carolina and Ohio. He has instructor certifications for pepper spray, firearms, defensive tactics, vehicle operations, and Taser, as well as experience as an expert witness.

Weinblatt, referred to as “The Cop Doc,” has also authored several books and articles related to the field of law enforcement.

He earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Sarasota in Florida, Master of Public Administration in Criminal Justice from City University in Bellevue, WA., and Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC.

HOW: To connect with Dr. Weinblatt, please contact Kelly Hauflaire, Asst. Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Ivy Tech Community College, at 317-917-5732 or khauflaire@ivytech.edu.

To learn more about Dr. Weinblatt’s background and expertise, visit www.thecopdoc.com.

ABOUT IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Ivy Tech is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Ivy Tech Community College is a very progressive place to recognize the police expertise service provided to the media and the community.

I just did an interview in the Ivy Tech Community College lobby with Fox 59 WXIN Indianapolis for their 4:00 and 5:00 newscasts and for their website.