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Awards Presented during IACP 2012 in San Diego, California: Police Psychological Services Section Awards


The Service in Police Psychology Award


The Service in Police Psychology Award recognizes an individual who through their efforts has made a significant contribution to the sustainability and spirit of the Police Psychological Services Section (PPSS) and the discipline as a whole. The intention of this award is to recognize the work provided as service, and to also share appreciation for such hard work. Without such efforts, our organization and profession would fail to thrive and move ahead to greater heights. There is no one more deserving of this award than Philip Trompetter.

Dr. Trompetter earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1965 from The Pennsylvania State University, and his Master’s degree (1968) and PhD in Clinical Psychology (1970) from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Trompetter is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Modesto, California, specializing in police and forensic psychology and is a board certified specialist in Police and Public Safety Psychology through American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

Dr. Trompetter has specialized in providing intervention, assessment, and operational consultation to public safety agencies for 35 years. He has provided preemployment screenings for almost 60 public safety agencies, and fitness-for-duty evaluations (FFDEs) for over 50 private industry and public safety agencies. He also provides specialized forensic evaluations and testimony to courts, prosecutors, and defense attorneys throughout California.

Dr. Trompetter was invited to the first major national gathering of police psychologists in 1984 at the FBI Academy where the seeds for the PPSS were first discussed, and he presented at three subsequent FBI gatherings. He has published over a dozen articles related to police psychology. He has served as co-chair for two PPSS FFDE Guideline Revision Committees and is currently the chair of the 2012 OIS Guideline Revision Committee. Dr. Trompetter volunteered to edit a special issue of the Police Chief in August 2011 which contained six articles written by section members devoted to police psychological operations, assessment, intervention, peer support, consultation, and board certification.

Dr. Trompetter is a past general chair of the IACP Police Psychological Services Section. His unflagging service to our field continues, as he humbly and tirelessly works behind the scenes to sustain and promote our growing field of Police Psychology. To this end he currently serves on the Board of Directors and is the National Chair of Examinations for the American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology .


The Leadership in Police Psychology Award

The Leadership in Police Psychology Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution as a leader in police psychological practice and science through his commitment to advancing the specialty. For the past 15 years, Dave Corey, PhD, ABPP has led the field of Police and Public Safety Psychology to a position of national prominence and respect throughout the discipline. He has been elected General Chair of the IACP Police Psychological Services Section and President of the Society for Police & Criminal Psychology. He was voted a Fellow of the American Psychological Association for his outstanding contributions to professional psychology. Dr. Corey regularly teaches on police assessment for the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and the American Academy of Police & Public Safety Psychology. He is an ABPP board certified specialist in forensic psychology, as well as in police and public safety psychology. He is the author of numerous book chapters in police psychology and has conducted both preemployment and fitness-for-duty psychological evaluations for more than 200 agencies over the course of his 32-year career. He resides in Portland, Oregon, and provides services to the Portland Police Bureau and other law enforcement agencies.

Dr. Corey’s leadership and efforts to achieve recognition of our specialty culminated in the successful addition of Police & Public Safety Psychology as the 14th specialty board of the American Board of Professional Psychology. His vision, skill, and fortitude were critical throughout all stages of this six-year process to gain recognition as a specialty, including developing of a plan of action, drafting and presenting the very detailed application to the ABPP Board of Trustees, and implementing the first round of board certification examinations. His knowledge and interpersonal leadership skills were particularly essential to the success of this effort. Through this period, Dr. Corey has emerged as the leading figure in Police & Public Safety Psychology, and no one could be more deserving of the Leadership Award of the Police Psychological Services Section of IACP.


The Scholarship Award


The Scholarship Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution through creative intellectual work to advance the field of police psychology. Furthermore, this award seeks to recognize individuals for the creation of scholarly products that are shared with, evaluated by, and used by other professionals in their practice or their own scholarly work. There is no one more deserving of this award than Dr. Robin Inwald.

Dr. Inwald’s scientific and practice-driven contributions have resulted in her being described as “a pioneer in police psychology”. She wrote the first comprehensive personality inventory ("Inwald Personality Inventory"-IPI-1979) and "Law Enforcement Personal History Questionnaire" (LEPHQ-1978) designed and validated for public safety officer selection using public safety norms and behavioral data items. By 2009, the IPI had been used in thousands of police/public safety organizations worldwide. The developer of over 50 tests, Dr. Inwald also authored the first comprehensive personality inventory for law enforcement fitness-for-duty (HCSI-1986), the first "psychological job analysis" designed to focus on personality variables (HJAQ-1990), the first broad-based behavioral inventory designed to measure characteristics of violent behavior (IS2-1996) and domestic violence (IS5-R-1999), and the first validated all-purpose inventory for measuring "emotional intelligence" (“Hilson PersonnelProfile/Success Quotient”-HPP/SQ-1988).

The founder and director of Hilson Research, Inc., Dr. Inwald conducted or supervised over 30,000 candidate screenings and hundreds of test & procedure validation projects for over 30 years. This included the first published five-year longitudinal prediction study for public safety officers (employing cross-validation and discriminant function equation prediction of officer termination and other work-related behaviors-1988). From 1978 to 2009, prior to the advent of social media, Dr. Inwald developed a phone and convention-based network of over 3,500 psychologists and administrators working in the public safety field. She realized the need for guidelines in this field and authored the first two written sets of guidelines for conducting preemployment screening programs (1984) and fitness-for-duty evaluations (1986) in police/public safety agencies. Her independent surveys and research led to these being the first guidelines to be amended and adapted by IACP's Police Psychological Services Section and the field at large.

She was the first full-time police/public safety psychologist to be granted diplomate status by the American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP). She also holds board certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Police & Public Safety Psychology, as well as other diplomates from the American Board of Assessment Psychology and the Society for Police & Criminal Psychology. During her career, she has authored several books and book chapters, and hundreds of published articles and/or professional presentations. An American Psychological Association Fellow, Dr. Inwald received her PhD in psychology from Columbia University.


The Practice in Police Psychology Award


The Practice in Police Psychology Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to police psychology, our Section, and those we serve. The Practice Award is given to a psychologist who has made a significant contribution to the application of police psychology through their commitment to advancing various aspects of the active practice of the field. Dr. Michael J. Cuttler is the deserving and esteemed recipient of this award.

Michael J. Cuttler earned his bachelor’s degree in 1967 from New York University and his Ph.D. in 1972 from Kent State University. Dr. Cuttler began serving law enforcement agencies in 1982. He has been the Director of Law Enforcement Services, Inc., a police psychology practice whose focus is pre-employment assessment, serving a national client base since 1988. Dr. Cuttler has also served as a consultant to several state law enforcement certification bodies regarding policy matters in the area of mandatory pre-employment psychological assessment.

Board certified in both Clinical Psychology and Police & Public Safety Psychology, as well as an APA Fellow, Dr. Cuttler has been active in APA Division 42 (Independent Practice) where he has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions to independent practice. In May 2009, APA President James Bray named Dr. Cuttler delegate to the Future of Practice Summit where he received the Innovative Practice Presidential Citation.

Dr. Cuttler has published a number of articles in both popular and scientific journals as well as text books. Based on his research, Dr. Cuttler developed and patented onlinePHQ a web-based adaptive life history questionnaire and the Multi-Domain screening report, which combines life history and psychometric data into a single prediction of employment suitability.   Dr. Cuttler is also president-elect of the American Board of Police & Public Safety Psychology, acting president of the American Academy of Police and Public Safety Psychology and the ABPPSP Representative to the ABPP Board of Trustees.♦


Awards will next be presented in 2012.
For more information about these awards in Police Psychology, contact Kim Kohlhepp, staff liaison, Police Psychological Services Section, at
IACP
515 North Washington St.
Alexandria, VA, 22314
by telephone at 1-800-THE-IACP, extension 237;
or by e-mail at kohlheppk@theiacp.org.

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXX, no. 1, January 2013. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.








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