Award and Scholarship Gala Highlights


The International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute (IPSLEI) Lifetime Dedication Award is established to recognize and honor individuals or organizations who have consistently demonstrated a continuous commitment to the development of excellence in the exercise of leadership in service to the public safety.

Chuck Burkell

   Mr. CHUCK BURKELL, Program Director (retired) Executive Fire Officer Program-National Fire Academy, Department of Homeland Security.  


      Mr. Burkell was responsible for the development and implementation of the internationally renowned Executive Fire Officer Program conducted at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  During his tenure over 3400 senior fire officers from throughout the globe completed a four-year program of graduate level education and achieve certification as Executive Fire Officer’s. He also managed the Harvard Fellowship Program, which featured scholarships to senior managers to participate in the Kennedy School of Government “Senior Executives in State & Local Government Program”........

Steve Winegar

      CHIEF STEVE WINEGAR Ph.D, Director of Public Safety Leadership Development, Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. 


      Steve spent more than 32 years in “active” policing.  The first half of his career was with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Hillsboro, Oregon, where he worked assignments in patrol, dispatch, corrections, crime scene processing (CSI), detectives, planning and research, PIO, and as a contract administrator.  He rose through the ranks to lieutenant while with the Sheriff’s Department.

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