2014 Chief of the Year
Chief William Crider, Dawson Springs, KY
The Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police has named Chief William Crider of the Dawson Springs Police Department as its Chief of the Year for 2014 at its 42nd AnnualTraining Conference held in Jeffersontown, Kentucky July 27th through July 3st. The award was presented to Chief Crider at the Conference Banquet for his many accomplishments during his eighteen year career as the Dawson Springs Police Chief as well as his dedicated service to the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Crider is credited for successfully transitioning the Dawson Springs Police Department into a fully equipped and up to date police agency which is fully accredited, as well as garnering strong community support for his agency.
Chief Crider also has a strong track record of dedicated service to the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police. He has served as the Western Region Chair, Sergeant at Arms, Third Vice-President, Second Vice-President, First Vice-President, and President. He has also hosted an annual training conference and continues to serve the Association as the Chair of our Professional Standards Committee.