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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.

2018 Award Recipient: Assistant Chief Christopher Preuss, Virginia Commonworth University

The 2018 Award for Administrative Excellence was presented to Assistant Chief Christopher Preuss, Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department (VCUPD), Richmond.  Assistant Chief Preuss secured more than $2 million in grant funding from Virginia’s Office of the Attorney General to create a regional firearms training facility. After negotiating numerous approvals and some modification, he oversaw the creation of a five-lane, indoor handgun range in the basement of VCUPD’s new headquarters. With approximately $550,000 remaining, Preuss modified the proposal and sought Department of Justice approval to implement License Plate Reader (LPR) technology on campus.  He conducted all necessary research and quickly became a subject matter expert and project manager for the project. He mapped out eight stationary locations for the LPR technology and included three mobile LPR units.  The system became fully functional in March 2018.

Photo by ©Mike Ritter 2018

 

Past Award Recipients:

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 - Roger Stearns

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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