2007 Administrative Excellence Award
Lieut. Dustin Olson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Lieut. Dustin Olson has been a member of the UNLV Police Department for eight years. He is a proficient administrator who displays a myriad of skills, while managing a wide variety of tasks and projects. He serves as the UNLV Point of Contact for IACLEA's regional Incident Command System (ICS) training center at UNLV. He worked with IACLEA to develop and identify the necessary logistics, resources, and personnel to help develop one of the first two regional ICS training centers in the U.S. for IACLEA.
Lieut. Olson served for nearly 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He earned a bachelor of arts degree with a criminal justice major from UNLV and is currently enrolled in the graduate school to earn an executive master's degree in crisis and emergency management.
At UNLV, he developed a community policing approach to residential life by working with campus administrators to establish a dormitory liaison program. He serves on several university committees and exemplifies the community orienting policing model through his collaborative approach toward campus policing. Lieut. Olson has served on the UNLV Alcohol Task Force and the UNLV Drug Task Force to formulate, develop and re-evaluate existing policies and procedures to address drug abuse prevention.
He has received numerous awards and commendations, including the UNLV Police Commendation Award, Outstanding Achievement Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, UNLV Police Officer of the Year (2001 and 2003). He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 226th Session, and the Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Command and Staff.
Lieut. Olson was nominated by UNLV Police Chief Jose Elique.