Berkeley College Welcomes Delegation from People's Republic of China

Berkeley College Welcomes Delegation Representing Provinces from People's Republic of China


Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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A group of public security officials from the Fujian, Yunnan, Shanxi, Hainan, Guangdong and other Provinces in the People's Republic of China visited Berkeley College in White Plains Wednesday, July 9, to discuss public safety and policing procedures in New York.  Early in the day, the group learned from simulations inside and officer demonstrations outside White Plains Police Headquarters, under the direction of David Chong, Commissioner of Public Safety in White Plains and Professor, Criminal Justice, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies.

“With Berkeley College, we have the unusual honor and privilege of building the bridge of international law enforcement cooperation through education,” said Commissioner Chong.

Later in the morning, the group spoke through interpreters with members of the White Plains Public Safety Department and faculty at Berkeley College.  The visitors were interested in a variety of subjects that included types of crime, monitoring of cellular telephones, recruitment and retention of police officers, and the structure of the police force.

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Berkeley College presents Mona Song, Jim Lee, Ronald Hurley, Dewey Fong, Jose Tavares, Robert Herzog, and Ted Havalka

Photo Caption: Among the visitors from the Fujian, Yunnan, Shanxi, Hainan, Guangdong and other Provinces in the People’s Republic of China to Police Headquarters and Berkeley College in White Plains, NY, are: Kneeling, far left: Mona Song, Berkeley College Community Outreach Coordinator; Standing, 2nd from left: Professor Jim Lee, PhD, Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business; 5th from left: Ronald Hurley, Berkeley College Director of Public Safety; 8th from left: Dewey Fong, Advisor to the Commissioner of Public Safety, White Plains, NY;10th from left: Jose A. Tavares, Berkeley College Board Member; 8th from right: Robert Herzog, Berkeley College Vice President, Finance; and 3rd from right: Ted Havalka, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, White Plains. The group visited to learn about public safety and policing procedures in White Plains, NY.

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