Congratulations to the Graduates of the 147th Administrative Officers Course

Congratulations to the graduating class of the 147th Administrative Officers Course! On May 12, 2022, 43 class members representing 39 agencies in 18 states received their well-earned diplomas at the University Club after a semester of hard work! 

Click here for a link to the Graduation and Luncheon photos for the 147th AOC

Award Recipients of the 147th Administrative Officers Course

Dr. William Walsh Director's Awards

The Dr. William Walsh Director's Award is awarded to the graduate and undergraduate student with the highest grade point average (GPA) in each session of the Administrative Officers Course.

Dr. William Walsh was the Director of the Southern Police Institute for 15 years – serving from 1993-2008. He has demonstrated strong commitment and support to SPI and to the Department of Criminal Justice for many years. This award for academic excellence was named after Dr. Walsh by his successor, Dr. Thomas Hughes, in 2009. It continues to be a coveted recognition at the conclusion of each semester.

147th AOC Undergraduate Option:

Lt. Austin Dunn, Fayetteville Police Department,  GA

147th AOC Graduate Option: 

Lt. Jason Lee, Hartford Police Department, CT

B. Edward Campbell Award For Outstanding Service

The B. Edward Campbell Service Award is given by the Southern Police Institute. This award is for "meritorious service to fellow Law Enforcement Officers of the 134th Administrative Officers Course by Demonstrating Leadership and Commitment to the Shared Goals and Objectives of the Southern Police Institute."

This award was created to celebrate the devotion and nearly 40 years of service to the University of Louisville and the Southern Police Institute by Professor Emeritus B. Edward Campbell.

The 147th AOC Recipient:

Capt. Willard Steven Carter, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

Class Officers of the 147th Administrative Officers Course:

President: Capt. Matt Butkiewicz, New Britain PD, CT

Vice-President: Lt. Austin Dunn, Fayetteville PD, GA

Secretary/Treasurer: Sgt. Billie Jo Louden, Kenton County Detention Center, KY

Historian: Capt. Nick Jimenez, Joplin PD, MO

Chaplain: Capt. Scotty Vestal, Jonesville PD, NC

Sergeant at Arms: Deputy Chief Mac Fairey, Temple PD, TX

147th Administrative Officers Course Class Roster:

Sgt. Brad Akers, Collinsville Police Dept., IL
Lt. Jennifer Bell, Wentzville Police Dept., MO
Sgt. Preston Benoit, Kaysville Police Dept., UT
Lt. Joshua Paul Bornhorn, Covington Police Dept., KY
Lt. Lucas E. Bryan, Lynchburg Police Dept., VA
Major Ryan C. Burnam, Bowling Green Police Dept., KY
Capt. Matthew Butkiewicz, New Britain Police Dept., CT
Lt. Shayne Calt, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, AK
Capt. Robert Carey, Cary Police Dept., NC
Capt. Willard Steven Carter, Oklahoma State Bureau of Inv. 
Sgt. Melvin Colley, Alaska State Troopers
Cmdr. Ronald J. Curtis, Jr., Groveland Police Dept., FL
Det. Brandon Daugherty, Whitfield Co. Sheriff's Office, GA
Sgt. Jeremy S. Dean, Whitfield Co. Sheriff's Office, GA
Det. Sgt. Derrick Dillon, Rolla Police Dept., MO
Lt. Austin Dunn, Fayetteville Police Dept., GA
Deputy Chief McNeill Fairey, Temple Police Dept., TX
Assistant Special Agent in Charge Steven Frith, US Coast Guard Inv. Service, DC
Lt. Philip J. Huddy, III, Vero Beach Police Dept., FL
Capt. Albert Iovino Indian River Shores Dept. of Public Safety FL
Capt. Nick Jimenez Joplin Police Dept. MO
Lt. Adam Kline, Dept. of Financial Services, FL
Lt. Jason Lee, Hartford Police Dept., CT
Sgt. Billie Jo Louden, Kenton Co. Detention Center, KY
Capt. Gary Mason, Overland Park Police Dept., KS
Lt. Norton (Ned) Miller, Glen Carbon Police Dept., IL
Sgt. Brendan T. Mills, Jeffersontown Police Dept., KY
Lt. Josh Nezi, Erlanger Police Dept., KY
Lt. Timothy P. O'Brien, Lake Co. Sheriff's Office, FL
Lt. Mark A. Palmer, Bay Village Police Dept., OH
Major Isaac Parker, Jeffersonville Police Dept., IN
Chief Carole A. Presson, Highland Police Dept., IL
Capt. Darren Christopher Ramsey, Sedgwick Co. Sheriff's Office, KS
Sgt. Federico Rodriguez, Hopkinsville Police Dept., KY
Assistant Chief Rondell Seratte, Lawton Police Dept., OK
Command Sgt. Joseph Ryan Taylor, Gulf Shores Police Dept., AL
Capt. Scotty Wayne Vestal, Jonesville Police Dept., NC
Lt. David A. Wallace, Polk Co. Sheriff's Office, FL
Lt. Adam S. Whitney, Oklahoma State Bureau of Inv., OK
Lt. Mason Adam Willis, Mount Pleasant Police Dept., SC
Lt. Alex J. Willits, Lake Co. Sheriff's Office, FL
Sgt. Jason Winner, Front Royal Police Dept., VA
Capt. Kellie Yates, Columbia Police Dept., SC