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Oct. 13: Pete Blair to give Lewinski Lecture

Talk is titled "Effective Responses to Active Shooter Events and Tactical Policing Issues."

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office Announcement, 9-17-2014

Mankato, Minn. -- Pete Blair, an associate professor at Texas State University, will give a lecture titled "Effective Responses to Active Shooter Events and Tactical Policing Issues" at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 13 at Minnesota State University, Mankato in Centennial Student Union's Ostrander Auditorium.

Blair's lecture is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the community.

Blair earned his doctorate degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University, and prior to that earned bachelor's and master's degrees in law enforcement and justice administration from Western Illinois University. Blair is currently doing research in the area of deception. More on Blair is available here.

Blair's presentation is the third in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Lewinski Law Enforcement Lecture Series, which was named in honor of the professional accomplishments in law enforcement research by William Lewinski and his research partners.

Lewinski is an emeritus professor of law enforcement at Minnesota State Mankato. He is now the executive director of Force Science Institute, Ltd. in Mankato, Minn. Force Science Institute, Ltd. is an organization that studies the science and human dynamics behind deadly force encounters.

For more information, please contact Colleen Clarke by phone at 507-389-1377 or by email at Clarke is the director of law enforcement in Minnesota State Mankato’s Law Enforcement Program, which is part of the Department of Government in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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