Having more than 38 years in municipal law enforcement and campus policing, William H. Adcox serves as the Chief of Police for the University of Texas Police Department and Chief Security Officer for both The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. These prestigious institutions are located in the world’s largest medical complex, the Texas Medical Center. He is very proud to lead the University of Texas Police Department that has been the only university police department to date to receive the National Tactical Officers Spirit Award.
Chief Adcox attained a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police and the Wharton School ASIS Program for Security Executives. He has been honored to receive the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators 2013 Award for Administrative Excellence, named by Security Magazine as one of the Most Influential People in Security 2013, the International Healthcare Security and Safety Foundations prestigious 2015 Lindberg Bell Distinguished Program Award, and most recently the Campus Safety 2015 Director of the Year Award in Healthcare and the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s 2015 Leadership Award.
Additionally, he has been published in the Campus Safety Magazine, International Association of Chiefs of Police Magazine, Managing Security Today, Law Enforcement Executive Forum, and the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management and has had the opportunity to present at the International Association of Police Chief’s annual conferences and hosted numerous interagency sessions with the FBI, Houston Police Department and the Homeland Security Investigation teams. His lifelong passion has focused on serving citizens and communities with caring protection throughout his career.
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