40 Under 40

IACP's 40 Under 40


This award program is designed to recognize 40 law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world that demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession. Award winners will represent the law enforcement Leaders of Today as well as the Leaders of Tomorrow.

Winners were selected based on the following criteria:

  • Complies with age and employment requirements
  • Demonstration of values and commitment to law enforcement
  • Capacity for leadership



Questions should be directed to Dani Gudakunst at dgudakunst@theiacp.org or 800.THE.IACP ext. 321

Read the 2016 winner stories.


2016 IACP 40 Under 40 Awardees

Saif Salem Alnuaimi
Head of Security Scenario Planning Department
Abu Dhabi Police
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Joe Babkiewicz
Bluffton Police Department
Bluffton, SC, United States
Yael Bar-tur
Digital Strategist
New York City Police Department
New York, NY, United States
Robin Bleich
Niagara Regional Police
St. Catharines, ON, Canada

Daniel Butler
Mesa Police Department
Mesa, AZ, United States
Richard Carroll
First Sergeant 
Maryland State Police
Jessup, MD, United States
David (Junyan) Chen
Waterloo Regional Police Service
London, ON, Canada
Kevin Cornett
Springdale Police Department
West Columbia, SC, United States

Jennifer Corum
Director, Real Time Crime Center (RTCC)
Louisville Metro Police Department
Louisville, KY, United States
Paul Dadwal
Staff Sergeant 
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Surrey, BC, Canada

Brandi DelVecchio
Coconut Creek Police Department
Coconut Creek, FL, United States

Aaron Easton
City of Marysville Police Department
Marysville, CA, United States

 Andrew Evans
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
St. Paul, MN, United States
Toon Fonteyne
Local Police
Veurne, Belgium
Jacob Green
Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal 
United States Marshals Service
Triangle, VA, United States
Tiffanie Haag
Arlington County Police Department
Arlington, VA, United States

Don Hedrick
Assistant Chief
Rapid City Police Department
Rapid City, SD, United States
Doneena Henry
Queensland Police Service
Coomera, Queensland, Australia
Michael Henry
Alaska State Troopers
Palmer, AK, United States
Deborah Huff
Nevada Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol Division
Las Vegas, NV, United States


Melron Kelly
Deputy Chief 
Columbia Police Department 
Columbia, SC, United States
Michael Kent 
Irvine Police Department
Irvine, CA, United States 
David Nugent
United States Air Force
JB Andrews, MD, United States
Steven O'Dell
Forensic Science and Evidence Management, Baltimore Police Department 
Baltimore, MD, United States
Brandon Perkins
Tyrone Police Department
Tyrone, GA, United States
Justin Pletcher
Columbia Heights Police Department
Columbia Heights, MN, United States
Michael Rein
Deputy Chief
Rutgers University Police Department
New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Kris Rice
Detective Sergeant 
Victoria Police Department
Victoria, BC, Canada

Rebecca Rodriguez
Operations Support Manager
Round Rock Police Department
Round Rock, TX, United States
Matthew Sanders
Austin Police Department
Austin, TX, United States
Amber Smith
RCMP, National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Francis Sousa
Fort Lauderdale Police
Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

LaTesha Watson
Deputy Chief 
Arlington Texas Police Department
Arlington, TX, United States
Wayne Wegener
Lino Lakes Public Safety
Lino Lakes, MN, United States
Jesse Wellen
Assistant Chief 
Watford City Police Department
Watford City, ND, United States
Eric Wilkes 
Georgia State Patrol 
Hinesville, GA, United States

Willem Willemsens
Staff Officer 
Antwerp Local Police Department
Antwerpen, Belgium
Anthony Williams
Northwest Missouri State University Police Department 
Maryville, MO, United States
Nichelle Woodrow
Wichita Police Department
Wichita, KS, United States
Florence Yu, Esq.
Special Investigator 
The Office of the Inspector General, Los Angeles Police Commission
Los Angeles, CA, United States