Administrative Excellence Award Winner
The Award for Administrative Excellence is presented to an IACLEA member or employee of an IACLEA member campus public safety, police, or security department for outstanding service in areas such as policy and planning, investigations and/or crime prevention. New and innovative ideas, cost savings, enhanced administrative techniques, and management ideas are some of the elements that are considered for award selection.
2021 Recipient of the IACLEA Award for Administrative Excellence
Assistant Cheif Vicki King, University of Texas Police at Houston
University of Texas Police at Houston Assistant Chief Vicki King has improved safety and translated threat safety science into actual lifesaving situations at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Vicki King has used her expertise in risk prevention to work with law enforcement partners in the Houston area to apprehend multiple suspects and prevent violent crimes on the campuses and surrounding areas.
As a member of the institutions’ Behavioral Intervention Teams (STOP Teams), King has cultivated partnerships with an array of leaders that have led to the prevention of major critical incidents.
Assistant Chief King provided leadership and coordination with the Houston Police Department in the search, arrest, and eventual conviction of an active shooter in UTHealth Employee Assistance Department.
Another case involved the murder of a renowned cardiologist in the Texas Medical Center. As the suspect remained at large, Assistant Chief King moved quickly to enact personalized safety plans for other physicians who had had professional ties with the suspect and his mother.
In another example, at the onset of the COVID pandemic, King utilized risk mitigation principles to develop and implement new security protocols to manage, control and track personal protective equipment (PPE) at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Her commitment extends beyond law enforcement. As the President of the Texas chapter of Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, she regularly educates industry leaders on intervention strategies and collaborative opportunities.
Because of her innovative work in threat safety science that has contributed to crime prevention and investigations Assistant Chief Vicki King is presented with the IACLEA Award for Administrative Excellence.
Past Award Recipients:
2020 - Associate Vice President & Chief of Public Safety, Eddie Rodriguez, Quinnipiac University of Public Safety
2019 - Chief Gregory Robinson, Tennessee State University Police Department