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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.


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

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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