Winthrop’s police chief honored for campus safety contributions

adouglas@heraldonline.comJuly 8, 2013 

Winthrop University’s chief of police was honored late last month for his work in making college campuses across the country safer.

Police Chief Frank Zebedis received the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators’ President’s Award on June 29 during a ceremony in Louisville, Ky.

He was recognized for his leadership on the Domestic Preparedness Committee – the IACLEA’s federal Department of Homeland Security grant training program.

Zebedis developed and taught a three-day course on campus safety called “Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions: A Multi-Disciplinary, Community Approach.”

He also developed a second course on security for university presidents and their staff.

The IACLEA President’s Award is given to individuals who have contributed to campus law enforcement and safety.

Zebedis has served as Winthrop’s top cop since 1998, overseeing a staff of 16 police officers and 11 other staff members.

Before joining Winthrop’s police department, he worked for several municipal police agencies, including the Rock Hill Police Department.

He graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in 1992 and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in 1985.

Zebedis is a member of the 204th class of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

Anna Douglas 803-329-4068

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