LaGrange Police Chief awarded honorary doctorate

Published 4:00 pm Wednesday, December 26, 2018

LaGrange Police Chief Lou Dekmar was recently awarded the Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Central Police University, or CPU, in Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

Dekmar is the Immediate Past President of the IACP, or International Association of Chiefs of Police, and helped secure the rights of Taiwan’s participation in IACP conferences as well as created various exchange opportunities.

“When Chief Dekmar was the president of IACP, he helped us a lot in protecting our country’s rights and interests during the time we joined the IACP annual conferences. We thank Dr. Dekmar for successfully assisting Taiwan in inviting fifteen chiefs of police from different countries to participate in the 2018 International Forum on Police Cooperation in Taiwan,” said Interior Minister Kuo-Yung Hsu.

The Central Police University, or CPU, is the highest educational institution for police education in Taiwan.

Central Police University graduation Dec. 14 in Taiwan.

“It was a distinct privilege to be recognized by the Central Police University.  I was particularly honored to receive the award from their Minister of Interior,” said Dekmar. “The partnerships we have formed attest to the challenges we face in the police profession, which are very much shared on a global level.”

Dekmar is only the second person to receive an Honorary Doctorate at CPU and the first to obtain an Honorary Doctorate of Law.