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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.


2016 Administrative Excllence Award Winner: 



Chief Karpovich has worked tirelessly to transform the High Point University Security and Transportation department and since his arrival, he has gone from 12 security offices to now over 85 security officers with a total of 120 personnel. Chief Karpovich was credited with accomplishing this by using creativity and motivation even when facing a recession laden outlook for higher education. The transformation of his department and impact that it has had on the overall community was described as going from the basement to the Penthouse and was credited as a major contributing factor to the dramatic increase in student enrollment and improved perception of Campus Safety.


Numerous accolades, including being ranked in the top 25 best University Security Departments, are just examples of the strides that Chief Karpovich and his staff have made in bettering their department and the safety for their institution.


Past Award Recipients:

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