County detective's talk part of 20th Anniversary Speaker Series at HACC-Lancaster Campus
April 13, 2010
LANCASTER – Detective Bill Chalfant, a court-recognized expert on gangs and an investigator in the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, will present “Influencers and Identifiers of Gang Violence” from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in room 203 of the East Building on the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
The free, public presentation is designed to provide information needed to heighten the awareness of gang involvement. It is part of a year-long speaker series in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the HACC-Lancaster Campus. Topics include:
Recognizing and identifying possible indicators of gang involvement
Popularity of music, including “hip-hop” and its influence on the “gangsta” lifestyle
Role of the Internet for recruitment and representation
Parental and community resources
Prior to joining the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office, Chalfant spent 26 years with the Lancaster City Police Department. He has presented at numerous conferences and symposiums on a variety of gang topics.
Chalfant is co-founder and president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the East Coast Gang Investigators Association.
“We are pleasedd to offer this speaker series as part of the 20th Anniversary celebration at the Lancaster Campus,” said Jackie Bareuther, interim campus vice president. “Part of our mission at HACC is to be an integral part of the community, and we are proud to offer this speaker series to engage and inform the Lancaster Community.”
Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 293-5000.
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