IACP Leadership in the Field of Police and Public Safety Psychology Award

IACP Leadership in the Field of Police and Public Safety Psychology Award

The IACP Leadership in the Field of Police and Public Safety Psychology Award provides recognition of significant contributions towards supporting law enforcement and advancing the field of police psychology.

Applications are now closed


                                    This award will open for nominations in 2024. 

This recognition is designed to foster the efforts of other section members towards continuing to advance the mission of the Section, IACP, and the field of Police Psychology as a whole, as well as to highlight the overall impact of Section member’s effort in the field of law enforcement.

This award is offered every other year. 

For further information, contact awards@theIACP.org

2020 Winner

Dr. Robin Inwald 
Inwald Research Inc. 

Robin Inwald

Dr. Robin Inwald created a solid empirical foundation for pre-employment screening and evaluation of law enforcement candidates. Dr. Inwald developed the first comprehensive personality inventory designed to focus on personality variables and provide a psychological evaluation of candidates. She also developed the Law Enforcement Personal History Questionnaire designed to determine a candidate’s employment suitability. Her independent surveys and research led to these guidelines being adopted by the field at large. 

2018 Winner

Dr. Edrick Dorian
Police Psychologist
Los Angeles, California, Police Department

Edrick Dorian

Dr. Edrick Dorian works as a Police Psychologist for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in California providing assessments, clinical services, training, and operational support. He also plays an important role as a consultant for the SWAT Crisis Negotiation Team. Board Certified in both Clinical Psychology and Police and Public Safety Psychology, Dr. Dorian specializes in working with veterans, as well as helping officers prepare for civil litigation. Dr. Dorian co-edited the textbook Police Psychology and its Growing Impact on Modern Law Enforcement; one of many contributions he has made to his field. He continues to show leadership by sharing his knowledge as an Instructor at Pepperdine University, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the California Commissioner on Peace Officer Standards and Training.





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