This article is part of an ongoing series highlighting the accomplishments of SF faculty and staff.
The police department at Santa Fe College works tirelessly to ensure that SF’s seven locations are as safe as possible. Through their efforts, the department received numerous awards in recognition of their commitment to the safety of the Santa Fe College community.
In 2013, the Police Department received the inaugural “Innovations in Community Oriented Policing” award July 1, 2013, at the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) annual conference in Louisville, Ky. IACLEA is the largest campus law enforcement organization worldwide. The award honors outstanding service and initiative in support of a community-oriented policing philosophy. SF was selected as the winner based on the overall impact of its “Safe Santa Fe” crime prevention initiative.
Additionally, members of Santa Fe College Police Department also attended the Florida Police Chiefs Association Awards Banquet June 19, in Bonita Springs, Fla. to receive the Rocky Pomerance Excellence in Policing Award. The award is named in honor of the former chief of police of Miami Beach, and recognizes member agencies for developing and implementing an innovative approach to policing.