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In 1992, the Chief of the University of Missouri-Columbia Police Department, Ronald Mason, made a suggestion to a few other Directors of University Police Departments around the state that they get together and start an organization specifically for Missouri campus law enforcement and security units.

The first meetings were hosted by Karl Hubbard at Lincoln University. The following Directors were the first to start up MACLEA as it is now known: Ron Mason, UMC, Jerry Garrett, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Lisa Sprague, Truman State University, Jim Huff, Central Missouri State University, and Karl Hubbard, LU.

They decided to establish an organization that would serve small college and university security departments by giving them training and networking opportunities. They felt it was important to get together to discuss issues that specifically impact security at Missouri colleges. Additionally, it was felt that small college police and security departments should host this new organization to give them ownership rather than feeling they were only "invited" by the larger universities.

Lisa Sprague drafted the first bylaws and the first meeting was held in December 1992 at Lincoln University. Karl Hubbard was elected the first president and served for one year.


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