ROCKY MOUNT, NC -- Deschutes County Sheriff's Sergeant Ken van der Kamp was recognized by the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) at a recent North Carolina ceremony. He received the Trilogy Award for his "exceptional dedication to law enforcement leadership." Sgt. van der Kamp leads the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team and is the first recipient of the Trilogy award from DCSO.
"It is an honor to receive the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award, and I am grateful for the opportunities this program has provided me to enhance my executive leadership skills, engage with community leaders, and better serve our community," Sgt. van der Kamp said in a statement. "This award reflects the dedication of the entire Deschutes County Sheriff's Office to creating a safer and more secure environment for all residents and visitors of Deschutes County."
FBI-LEEDA is a non-profit organization that provides law enforcement agencies with advanced leadership training and professional development. The Trilogy Award is a distinction awarded to law enforcement leaders who complete three specialized courses on enhancing leadership skills, ethics, and community engagement.
KBND News spoke with Sgt. van der Kamp on August 10th about his work on the CODE team. Find that full interview HERE.