Bill Powers Award
Masters of Arts Police Psychology – Bill Powers Award
The Masters of Arts Police Psychology – Bill Powers Award is presented to one Police Psychology graduate who demonstrates a strong commitment to community, excellent leadership skills, exemplary academic performance and a dedication to fulfilling the legacy of Commander Bill Powers. Commander Powers strove to enhance the lives of individual police officers as well as the law enforcement community at large by diligently promoting the value of psychology in police culture.
Kelvin J. Pope, Sr.
This year’s recipient, Kelvin Pope, currently serves as the Assistant Chief of the Cook County Forest Preserve Police Department. Prior to this position, he worked for 24 years at the University of Chicago Police Department where he spent 12 years as a patrolman, 5 years as a sergeant and 7 ½ years as Acting Deputy Chief. He is also a graduate of the Staff and Command Program at Northwestern University. According to Victoria Priola-Surowiec, Director of the MAP Program at Adler, “Throughout his tenure in the MAP program, Kelvin has shown himself to be a man of integrity, depth and open-mindedness.”