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4 University of Maryland Employees Honored by Law Enforcement Partners

University of Maryland Police Detective MPO Chris Iversen was recognized as investigator of the year at today's Police Chief's of Prince George's county award ceremony in Glenarden.  Detective Iversen is a 4 year veteran of this University and a graduate of this University.  Detective Iversen has been involved in a large amount of high profile cases, including spearheading the Alexander Song case in which Song threatened widespread violence on the campus.

Also honored today was Howard "Spud" Blake, UMPD's chief of staff.  He was given the Hall of Fame award due to his many years of dedication to law enforcement.  He was appointed as UMPD's chief of staff in 2010 and prior to that he attained the rank of Deputy Chief with the Prince George's County Police Department.  Among his many accomplishments, he led the PGPD narcotics unit where they shut down 21 PCP labs.

Also nominated for awards were Sergeant Aaron Davis for officer of the year and Ms. Ashlee Parker for civilian employee of the year.  We are very proud of our employees and their accomplishments.  Please join us in congratulating them on the hardwork and for many more years of exemplary work.