Office of Drug Control Policy
Office of Drug Control Policy Compliance Branch Manager Receives Law Enforcement Honor

Press Release Date:  Monday, November 07, 2005  
Contact Information:  Contact Stacy Floden
(502) 564-8220

Frankfort, KY:  ODCP’s Compliance Branch Manager, Van Ingram, has been honored by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council with the 2005 Shein Award.  The award has been given annually since 1973.  It is presented for distinguished service in the field of law enforcement in the Commonwealth.  The recipient of the award is a person who has contributed the most to assist and promote law enforcement for the previous year.

Ingram served as a law enforcement officer for over 20 years, earning great distinction as a patrol officer, detective and police chief.  He has held the position of President of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police, served on the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, the Kentucky League of Cities Board of Directors and represented all police chiefs in Kentucky with his service on the Kentucky Drug Summit as appointed by Governor Fletcher.  Ingram has been instrumental in aligning nine different drug task forces from around the state.

“It is a privilege to have someone on staff of Van’s caliber working with law enforcement.  Chief Ingram has been instrumental in coordinating the work of our drug task forces, working on the successful meth legislation, and a key staff member of the ODCP,” said the ODCP Executive Director Teresa Barton.  “The award is well deserved.”

“Many officers retire from their law enforcement positions and take it easy.  Van made a commitment, including moving from his hometown of over 20 years and has dedicated himself to making Kentucky a better place,” said Henderson Chief of Police Ed Brady. “He has made a commitment to all Kentuckians through dedication, experience and focused efforts to continue to make this a better place.”

The ODCP is the coordinator and clearinghouse for substance abuse programs and issues in Kentucky.  Its mission is to serve as a leader and catalyst for improving the health and safety of all Kentuckians by promoting strategic approaches and collaboration to reduce drug use and related crime.