Awards

2019 Awards

Nominations for the 2019 Division of Policing awards are due by July 15, 2019. Nominations should be sent to Jason Ingram at jri004@shsu.edu

Click here to see the description and criteria used for each award.

2018 Awards

The Division of Policing presented our awards at the Annual meeting in Atlanta
Congratulations to our award winners!

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Samuel Walker

This award recognizes lifetime scholarly achievement in the field of policing. The award is not given for any single research project or study, but for a body of research developed over one’s career.

2018 Distinguished Scholar Award Winner: Eugene A. Paoline III

The Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes an established academic/researcher who has held a Ph.D. degree for at least ten years and is considered to be mid-career. The outstanding contributions to the field of policing may consist of a single outstanding book or work, a series of theoretical or research contributions, or the recipient’s accumulated scholarly contributions.

2018 Early Career Award Winner: Cody Telep

The Early Career Award recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of policing by someone who has received his or her Ph.D. degree within the last five years.

2018 Outstanding Law Enforcement Practitioner Award: Renee J. Mitchell

The award recognizes a law enforcement practitioner who has played an integral role in advancing the field of law enforcement and public safety in innovative ways.

2018 Outstanding Book Award: Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Line

This award recognizes a monograph (not a textbook, anthology or edited volume) published in the three calendar years preceding this year.

2018 Student Paper Award: Stephen Wuff

The Outstanding student Paper Award is given for a single outstanding paper on the topic of policing that was written by a student enrolled in a recognized Ph.D. program.

Past Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes lifetime scholarly achievement in the field of policing. The award is not given for any single research project or study, but for a body of research developed over one’s career.

2015 WinnerStephen Mastrofski, George Mason University

2016 WinnerLawrence Sherman, University of Cambridge and University of Maryland

2017 Winner: David Bayley, State University of New York at Albany (Emeritus)

Distinguished Scholar Award

The Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes an established academic/researcher who has held a Ph.D. degree for at least ten years and is considered to be mid-career. The outstanding contributions to the field of policing may consist of a single outstanding book or work, a series of theoretical or research contributions, or the recipient’s accumulated scholarly contributions.

2015 WinnerEdmund McGarrell, Michigan State University

2016 WinnerLorraine Mazerolle, University of Queensland

2017 Winner: Richard Leo, University of San Francisco


Early Career

The Early Career Award recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of policing by someone who has received his or her Ph.D. degree within the last five years.

2015 WinnerTal-Jonathan-Zamir, Hebrew University

2016 Winner:  Scott Wolfe, University of South Carolina

2017 Winner: Eric Piza, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Outstanding Law Enforcement Practitioner Award

The award recognizes a law enforcement practitioner who has played an integral role in advancing the field of law enforcement and public safety in innovative ways. This may have been accomplished through a number of methods including but not limited to the following:

  • A sustained period of leadership
  • Evidence of producing organizational change
  • Evidence of leading initiatives that have produced reductions in crime
  • Development of partnerships to enhance public safety
  • Increasing community participation in public safety
  • Collaborative roles with research that have led to significant changes in law
  • Implementing major new programs or policies

2016 Winner:  James Bueermann, Police Foundation and Redlands Police Department (ret.)

2017 Winner: No award given

Outstanding Book in Policing Award

This award recognizes a monograph (not a textbook, anthology or edited volume) published in the three calendar years preceding this year.

2016 Winner:  No award given

2017 Winner: Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Line

Outstanding Student Paper Award

The Outstanding student Paper Award is given for a single outstanding paper on the topic of policing that was written by a student enrolled in a recognized Ph.D. program.

2016 Winner: Paul Tyler

2017 Winner: Stephen Wuff