Awards for Excellence

Awards for Excellence2018-11-26T17:08:30+00:00

What is Awards for Excellence?

Each year at the Annual IALEP Conference, attendees celebrate notable achievements and exceptional practitioners in the law enforcement planning field. The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award recognizes individuals that have demonstrated extraordinary skill, work ethic, and professionalism and who have made an exemplary contribution to the field of law enforcement planning. The Phil E. Keith Project of the Year Award recognizes a law enforcement planning project that has contributed to the operational and/or financial success of the agency and to the advancement of the law enforcement planning profession. The O.W. Wilson Long Standing Contribution and Achievement recognizes an individual who has made a significant and long standing contribution to the profession of law enforcement planning and has done so by way of unique, consistent actions and professional conduct. For more information about these awards, use the link below.

Each year at the Annual Conference, IALEP also recognizes exceptional work on police department annual reports.  For a listing of award winners for each of these categories, click on the year buttons below.

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Will Davis, Scottsdale PD

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Albuquerque NM Pplice Department
“Crisis Intervention Team Knowledge Network”

O.W. Wilson Long Standing Contribution and Achievement
Ret. Capt. Chris Stockard, Alaska State Troopers


Annual Report Contest Winner

#1 Peel Regional Police Service

#2 Columbus Division of Police

#3 York Regional Police Service

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Cassie Johnson, Scottsdale Police Department, Arizona, USA

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Ottawa Police Service

O.W. Wilson Long Standing Contribution and Achievement
Brian Cummings, Richmond Police Department, Virginia, USA

Annual Report Contest Winner
Barrie Police Service – 1st Place
Ontario Provincial Police Service – 2nd Place
Delta Police Department – 3rd Place
El Paso Police Department – 3rd Place


The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Joan Atchison, London Police Service, Ontario, Canada

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Ontario Police Department
“Police Facilities Service Delivery Modernization”

O.W. Wilson Long Standing Contribution and Achievement
Sanjena Clay, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Florida, USA
Randall Greeley, Chandler Police Department, Arizona, USA

Annual Report Contest Winner
York Regional Police Service – 1st Place
Peterborough Police Service – 2nd Place
Kansas City Police Department – 3rd Place


The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Lisa Drum, Hickory Police Department, North Carolina, USA

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
“Real Time Crime Center”

O.W. Wilson Long Standing Contribution and Achievement
Peter Bellmio

Annual Report Contest Winner
Arlington Police Department, Texas – 1st Place
Kansas City Police Department, MO – 2nd Place
Chandler Police Department, AZ – 3rd Place

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Margaret Gloade, Waterloo Regional Police Service, Ontario, Canada

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico, USA
“Developing the Albuquerque Police Department’s Smart Policing Concept and Real Time Crime Center”

O.W. Wilson Long Standing Contribution and Achievement
Kenneth L. Hailey, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri, USA

Annual Report Contest Winner
Albuquerque Police Department, Albuquerque, NM – 1st Place
Kansas City Police Department, Kansas City, MO – 2nd Place
Arlington Police Department, Arlington, TX – 3rd Place

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Randall Greeley, Chandler Police Department, Arizona, USA

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia, USA
“Planning for Future Police Staffing”

O.W. Wilson Long Standing Contribution and Achievement
Thomas Pulaski, 
Prince William County Police Department

Annual Report Contest Winner
York Regional Police – 1st Place
Kansas City Police Department – 2nd Place (Tie)
Albuquerque Police Department – 2nd Place (Tie)

Click for Photos of the 2013 Conference

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Beth Nielsen & Lance Talbott

South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police, New Westminster, BC, Canada
“Strategic Plan 2011-2015”

O.W. Wilson Long Standing Contribution and Achievement
Theresa McElwain, State College Police Department

Annual Report Contest Winner
Kansas City Police Department, Kansas City, Missouri – 1st Place
Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado Springs, CO – 2nd Place
Chandler Police Department, Chandler, AZ – 3rd Place (Tie)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte, NC – 3rd Place (Tie)

Click for Photos of the 2012 Awards Ceremony

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
No planner award given.

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Albuquerque Police Department, accepted by Bill Slauson

O.W. Wilson Long Standing Contribution and Achievement
Mark Calhoon, Newport News Police Department
Barry Horrobin, Windsor Police Service

Annual Report Contest Winner
Chandler Police Department, AZ – 3rd Place

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Debra Allemang, Scottsdale Police Department

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
North Texas Tollway Authority, accepted by Marty Lege

O.W. Wilson Long Standing Contribution and Achievement
John Kapinos, Fairfax County Police Department 

Annual Report Contest Winner

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
John Kapinos, Fairfax County Police Department


Annual Report Contest Winner

#3 Chandler Police Department

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
No planner award given. 

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
No project award given.

Annual Report Contest Winner
Chandler Police Department, AZ – 2nd Place

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
No planner award given. 

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Scottsdale Police Department
“Strategic Planning As A Management Philosophy”

Annual Report Contest Winner
Chandler Police Department, AZ – 1st Place

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
No planner award given. 

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
“Jessica Lunsford Act (JLA) Implementation”

Annual Report Contest Winner

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
No planner award given. 

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
No project award given.

Annual Report Contest Winner

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
No planner award given. 

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
No project award given.

Annual Report Contest Winner

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
No planner award given. 

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Delray Beach Police Department, Florida
“Effective Report Writing — A Learned Skill”

Annual Report Contest Winner
Chandler Police Department, AZ – 2nd Place

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
No planner award given. 

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
No project award given.

Annual Report Contest Winner
Chandler Police Department, AZ – 1st Place

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
No planner award given. 

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
London Police Service, London, Ontario, Canada
“The Eye in the Sky: Evaluation of Police Helicopter Patrols”

Annual Report Contest Winner

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Tom Smith, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Naples, Florida

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
No project award given.

Annual Report Contest Winner

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Ray Santilli, Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Kansas City Police Department, Kansas City, Missouri
“Community Policing”

Annual Report Contest Winner

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Lisa Hopkins, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tallahassee, Florida

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Christopher Stockard, Juneau, Alaska
“IALEP Web Site”

Annual Report Contest Winner

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Inspector Eric Jolliffe, York Regional Police, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge, Massachusetts
“Crime Analysis Reporting”

Annual Report Contest Winner

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
No planner award given.

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Asheville Police Department, Asheville, North Carolina
“Community Policing Day”

Annual Report Contest Winner

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Dr. Karen Layne, Las Vegas Police Department, Las Vegas, Nevada

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Windsor Police Service, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
“Impact of Casino Gambling”

Annual Report Contest Winner

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Lillian B. Taylor, Newport News Police Department, Newport News, Virginia

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Regina Police Service, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
“COP Shop”

Annual Report Contest Winner

The Arthur J. Barnett Planner of the Year Award
Chief Phil E. Keith, Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville, Tennessee

Phil E. Keith Project of the Year
Washington State Patrol, Olympia, Washington
“Remote MDT Telecommunications”

Annual Report Contest Winner