2020 IACP Leadership Awards Blog Series: Safety & Wellness
This blog is part of a series highlighting the 2020 IACP Leadership Award Winners, who have made meaningful contributions to both their communities and the police profession. Their achievements are representative of the incredible leadership displayed by police organizations around the world.
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. 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.
Dr. Robin Inwald
Inwald Research Inc.
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.