3 Law Enforcement Offices Come To MTSU Tuesday

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(L-R) MTSU Criminal Justice Professor Lynda Williams, THP Sgt. Charlie Caplinger, and Alaska State Trooper Capt. Anthony April

Three law enforcement officers who work for different state agencies are coming to MTSU at 1:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon (2/13/2018) to share their perspectives with students. A panel discussion titled "What is at STATE?" will be in the Parliamentarian Room of MTSU's Student Union. This event is free and open to the public.

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Capt. Anthony April of the Alaska State Troopers commands the agency's "B" detachment, a unit that covers 52,465 square miles of territory from its base in Palmer, Alaska. The coverage area is slightly larger than the entire state of Arkansas.

Sgt. Charlie Caplinger is a Tennessee Highway Patrol public information officer based in the Nashville area. He has worked for the THP since 2002 and was named Trooper of the Year by the agency in 2010.

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Jason Wilkerson is a special agent/criminal investigator with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. A veteran of more than 20 years with the TBI, Wilkerson, an MTSU alumnus, is assigned to human trafficking investigations within the agency's Criminal Intelligence Unit.

The lawmen were invited by MTSU alumna Lynda Williams, a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and a former agent for the U.S. Secret Service, for students in her "Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration" and "Terrorism and Criminal Justice" courses.

"In an effort to educate students on preparation, knowledge and potential (career) opportunities, I strive to showcase law enforcement personnel from different levels of our government," Williams said.

A printable campus parking map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap. Off-campus visitors should obtain a special one-day permit from MTSU's Office of Parking and Transportation at http://www.mtsu.edu/parking/visit.php.

For more information, contact Williams at 615-898-2630 or lynda.williams@mtsu.edu.

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