Dr. Gary W. Sykes Award for Professional Achievement in Law Enforcement
Created in 2012, this award recognizes an individual who has worked in a criminal justice professional for at least 10 years; has been instrumental in bringing about significant organizational change for the good of the profession; is significantly involved in community service and civic activities; and is a role model to law enforcement officers, support personnel, criminal justice professionals and citizens.
Dr. Alex del Carmen, Tarleton State University
The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration presented its 2021 Dr. Gary W. Sykes Award for Professional Achievement in Law Enforcement to Dr. Alex del Carmen. Dr. del Carmen, an authority on race and crime with expertise on racial profiling in law enforcement, is recognized for his lifelong professional dedication to the training and education of thousands of law enforcement professionals across the country and worldwide, including all Texas Police Chiefs since 2001 and international police officers attending the FBI National Academy in Quantico.
- Sheriff Terry G. Box (2018)
Collin County Sheriff’s Office (Ret.)
- Chief David N. James (2017)
Carrollton Police Dept. (Ret.)
- Major Kenneth Seguin (2016)
Dallas Police Dept. (Ret.)
- Chief Doug Kowalski (2015)
Prosper Police Dept.
- Timothy N. Oettmeier, Ph.D. (2013)
Houston Police Dept.
- Dr. Gary W. Sykes (2012)