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Administrative Excellence Award Winner

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.


2022 Recipient of the IACLEA Award for Administrative Excellence
Captain Ron Bridge, Utah Tech University Police Department

This year’s Award for Administrative Excellence is presented to Captain Ron Bridge of the Utah Tech University Police Department.

Captain Bridge has distinguished himself with many achievements, including but not limited to:

  • Assisted in creating, implementing, and continually improving, the first ever Utah Tech University Police Department policy and procedures manual.
  • In 2019, he helped to develop a new university policy specifically for Clery compliance. Captain Bridge authored the first-ever 2020 Annual Safety Report in 2020, which now serves as a model to universities throughout the state and region.
  • Captain Bridge was assigned as the accreditation manager as the agency sought Accreditation through the Utah Chiefs of Police Accreditation Alliance. Captain Bridge completed the project in seven months, making Utah Tech the first university/college in the state of Utah to receive agency accreditation from an accrediting body. Further, Captain Bridge led the agency through a 20-month effort to receive IACLEA accreditation, which was awarded to the agency in June 2022, again making Utah Tech the first university/college in the state of Utah to receive IACLEA accreditation.
  • Captain Bridge designed, developed, and implemented a robust Reserve Officer Program with 18 Reserve Officers, allowing Utah Tech University to have 24/7 police coverage for the first time ever.

Through his achievements, Captain Bridge displayed professionalism and excellence in performing his duties, bringing trust, professionalism, and administrative excellence to the Utah Tech University Police Department.

Past Award Recipients:

2021 - Assistant Chief Vicki King, University of Texas Police at Houston

2020 - Associate Vice President & Chief of Public Safety, Eddie Rodriguez, Quinnipiac University of Public Safety

2019 - Chief Gregory Robinson, Tennessee State University Police Department

2018 - Assistant Chief Christopher Preuss, Virginia Commonwealth University

2017 - Director Pat Patton, University of Regina

2016 - Chief Karpovich, High Point University

2015 - Chief Wayne Wilcox, Armstrong State University

2014 - Chief Roger Stearns, University of Texas Pan American

2013 - Chief William Adcox, University of Texas Police at Houston

2012 - Corporal Matthew Stern, University of California Santa Barbara

2011- Chief Paul J. Chapa. Trinity University Police Department, San Antonio, Texas

2010 - Jeff Karpovich, Director of Security, High Point University

2009 - Chief August Washington, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2008 - Chief James T. Overton, Delaware State University

2007 - Lieut. Dustin Olson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2006 - Officer Sharon Evans, University of Scranton

2005 - Lt. Jim Russell, Florida State University

2004 - Lt. Kevin R. Higgins, Central Washington University

2003 - Detective Sergeant Dave Sumner, University of South Alabama

2002 - Colleen A. Greninger, The George Washington University Police Department

2001 - Officer Dan A. Larson, Purdue University

2000 - Sergeant David Zambri, University of Central Florida

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