Excellence in Policing Award

The Center for Police Practice, Policy and Research gives this award once a year to a current sworn police officer, supervisor, commander, or executive who is a leader in their agency and has been a champion for implementation of innovative strategies that bring about change and improve policing.



2020 Recipient: Chief Scott C. Booth, Danville, (VA) Police Department

Chief Booth is pictured here with Dr. Roberto Santos and Dr. Rachel Santos.  The award was presented in November 2020 at the City of Danville's  Municipal Building in the company of the mayor, city council members, police executive staff, and the media.  

Danville police chief receives award for efforts to reduce crime

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth receives policing award from Radford University


2019 Recipient: Colonel Nathaniel McQueen, Delaware State Police

Congratulations Colonel McQueen on your retirement from DSP.  We are honored to have worked with you and wish you the best of luck in your new position as the Secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security for the State of Delaware!  

July 2020: Col. McQueen Retires As State Police Superintendent


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