The Award for Merit is presented to a campus officer who each day displays professionalism and excellence in performing his/her duties or whose actions and attitude bring credit to the campus law enforcement community.
2018 Merit Award Recipient: Chief Dale Brophy, University of Utah
The 2018 Award for Merit is presented to Chief Dale G. Brophy, University of Utah Department of Public Safety. The University of Utah experienced numerous public safety challenges during 2017, one of the largest being the senseless murder of a very talented international student and pre-computer science major. Chief Brophy’s leadership during this chaotic event was exemplary. He effectively managed every detail of the incident that included hundreds of officers converging on the campus to assist in the campus lockdown, the investigation of the crime, the apprehension of the suspect, and the constant pressure of crisis communication during the event.
Photo by ©Mike Ritter 2018
2018 - Chief Dale G. Brophy, University of Utah
2017 - Lieutenant Thomas Calucci, University of Texas-San Antonio
2016 - Sgt. Jose Alvarez, Officer Mark Mugica, & Sgt. Archibald Mendoza, Biola University
2015 - Sergeant Kevin Gray, The University of Texas Police at Houston
2014 - Officer Jonathan Logan, Alamo Colleges Police Department
2013 - Officers Jennifer Ockerman and Emily Smith, University of Kentucky
2012 - Captain John Adams, University of California Los Angeles
2011 - Officers David Coakley and Adam Koehler of the New York State University at Cortland Police Department
2010 - Officer Matthew Mastrosimone of College of New Jersey Police Department
2009 - Detectives Thomas Bacigalupi and Patricia Millan, George Mason University
2008 - Officer Ronald Guichon, University of Illinois at Chicago
2007 - Officer Yvonne Meyer, Parkland College
2006 - Sergeant Robert J. Vaccaro, North Shore Community College District
2005 -Officer Douglas Boortz, Florida State University
2004 - Officer Richard G. Dohme, University of Nevada – Las Vegas
2003 - Sergeant John Ojeisekhoba, Biola University
2002 - Mr. Brendell Klaasen - University of Stellenbosch
2001 - Sergeant Allison Valles - University of Texas at El Paso
2000 - Sergeant E. Steven Milne of the Utah State University Police Department
1999 - Sergeant Troy Williamson, University of Central Florida Police Department.