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U.S. Marshals and Stars of A&E Series, Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force to Visit Morrisville State College May 1

Speak to Criminal Justice Students as College Welcomes New Bachelor of Technology Degree in Criminal Justice
MORRISVILLE, NY—Lenny DePaul has spent nearly 20 years tracking the most-wanted criminals in America.
DePaul, who has roots in the Oneida County area, will be among members of the elite U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and stars of the A&E series Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force, coming to Morrisville State College May 1.

DePaul, commander/chief inspector of the U.S. Marshals Task Force New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, and other members of his team, will be giving a presentation to criminal justice students, from Morrisville and other colleges, at 10 a.m. in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC). U.S. Marshal James Parmely will also be attending.

Registration for the event is closed.

The presentation will include an overview of the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, a group created by Congress in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, who hunt the most dangerous criminals on the run, and a discussion on employment opportunities with U.S. Marshals Service.

The U.S. Marshals Federal Task Force is comprised of federal, state and local agencies who work together crossing jurisdictional boundaries, to track down and catch the country's most violent felons on the streets.

DePaul has been involved in thousands of arrests, including the D.C. Snipers.

Prior to the presentation, Ray Cross, Morrisville State College president, will welcome the team and discuss the college’s new criminal justice bachelor of technology degree.

A former member of the Navy's amphibious assault group known as “Gator Navy,” DePaul also spent five years in the Secret Service during the Reagan Administration. DePaul joined the U.S. Marshal Service in 1989.

In Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force, which airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on A&E, agents track down a different dangerous felon in each half-hour episode, using a variety of police techniques including stake-outs to catch criminals.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees including a new bachelor of technology degree in criminal justice, a bachelor of business administration degree in business administration and an associate degree in renewable energy technology.

Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college was one of the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.