The Institute of Public Safety (IPS) and the Fort Lauderdale Police Department nominated FLPD Officer Thor Lockhart for recognition at the American Society for Industrial Security’s annual law enforcement appreciation luncheon on May 8th.
Officer Lockhart, a finalist for the Community Police Officer of the Year award for 2010, has been assigned to the IPS since 1999. He has been instrumental in providing leadership and mentoring for hundreds of recruits and has led many of the institute’s community service efforts, involving recruits in activities such as beach and waterway cleanups, holiday toy drives, blood drives and others.
Officer Lockhart also has proven himself an asset to the college as well, through his course “Shots Fired! When Lightning Strikes: Violence in the Workplace,” which has been offered through Professional Development and attended by many members of college staff and from other governmental and educational institutions in the tri-county area.