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Winthrop University Chief of Police Frank Zebedis Receives President's Award
Outgoing President Anne P. Glavin recognized Zebedis for his leadership of the Domestic Preparedness Committee and for his key role in developing and teaching a course on a community approach to managing crises and another for college and university presidents and their cabinets.
The President's Award is bestowed on an IACLEA member in recognition of contributions to the campus law enforcement profession.
ROCK HILL, S.C. -
, chief of police at Winthrop University, received the
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators' (IACLEA)
on June 29 during the opening ceremony at the
55th Annual Conference & Exposition
in Louisville, Ky.
Outgoing President Anne P. Glavin
recognized Zebedis for his leadership of the
Domestic Preparedness Committee
, which oversaw the association's federal
Department of Homeland Security grant training program
, and for his key role in developing and teaching the three-day course, Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions: A Multi-Disciplinary, Community Approach. He customized a second course, a three-hour Executive Overview course for college and university presidents and their cabinets.
"Frank has been one of the driving forces behind the success of our critical incident management training program, which has helped to prepare our institutions in the event of an emergency on a college campus," Glavin said. "We appreciate the work he has done for IACLEA and to make our campuses safer."
is bestowed on an IACLEA member in recognition of contributions to the campus law enforcement profession.
Zebedis was selected as one of three
Subject Matter Experts
(SMEs), along with
University of New Hampshire Chief of Police Paul Dean
Naugatuck Valley Community College Director of Public Safety Toni Rinaldi
, to draft the three-day course. The association developed the course under a
Memorandum of Agreement
with the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), based at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
is a founding member of the
National Domestic Preparedness Consortium
(NDPC) and is an official
DHS/FEMA training provider for emergency responders
has served as chief of police at Winthrop since 1998. He provides leadership over a professional staff of 16 sworn officers and 11 civilian and student employees. Prior to his employment at Winthrop, Zebedis worked for several municipal police agencies, including the Rock Hill Police Department where he served for seven years with two of those years as a lieutenant/patrol commander.
In addition to his work on the IACLEA course, Zebedis has served as an SME for several FEMA courses, including the
course for colleges and universities and the multi-hazards course for higher education. He is a former member of the
National Center for Biomedical Research and Training
Law Enforcement Advisory Committee for Training
Zebedis received his bachelor's degree with a major in criminal justice from the
University of Akron
. He is a member of the 204th class of the
FBI National Academy
in Quantico, Va. He received a certification from the
South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
in 1992 and the
Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy
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