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June 11, 2014

(San Antonio) Trinity University announce the selection of Assistant Chief Pete Perez as the recipient of the Helen McKinley Employee Excellence Award for June 2014.  Assistant Chief Perez was selected out of a number of nominations submitted campus wide.  

Pete Perez has been at Trinity since 2003 and has become a respected leader and a driving force within the Trinity University Police Department. 

It stated in one of the nominations for Pete, “Assistant Chief of Police, Pete Perez, always comes to work with a positive attitude and no matter what he is working on, he is always willing to lend a helping hand or answer a question.  It is a privilege to work with or alongside the Assistant Chief.”

Another nominator wrote, “Assistant Chief Pete Perez led the University Police Department to State Accreditation through the Texas Police Chief Association.  This accreditation makes the TUPD the first private university in Texas to achieve this status.  The accreditation process, which was managed by Pete, reviewed and created policies and procedures to ensure the department’s compliance with over 165 standards.” 

“Also through the leadership of Assistant Chief Perez, TUPD received a national award for Innovations in Community Oriented Policing.  This award was in recognition of the many programs and initiatives the Crime Prevention Team implemented this year under the direction of Perez.”

President Ahlburg with June’s recipient for the McKinley Employee Excellence Award, Pete Perez, Assistant Chief of Trinity University Police Department.

Please join the San Antonio Chapter of HAPCOA in congratulating Pete Perez on receiving the June 2014 Helen McKinley Award.

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