William  Adcox

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William Adcox

Vice President, Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer

William Adcox was appointed the Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer for The University of Texas Police at Houston in 2004. Adcox is responsible for the law enforcement, security and personal safety services provided by police officers, security officers, professional civilians and technical system providers.

His prior experience includes five years as Chief of Police at The University of Texas at El Paso and 21 years with the City of El Paso Police Department that culminated as Deputy Chief. He has been published in the International Association of Chiefs of Police Magazine, Managing Security Today, Law Enforcement Executive Forum, and the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management and has presented at numerous national and international conferences on various professional topics.

Adcox is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Texas Police Chief’s Association, American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), and ASIS Chief Security Officer (CSO) Roundtable, International Association for Healthcare Safety and Security, Police Executive Research Forum, and International Security Management Association. Adcox serves as a member of the Texas Medical Center's Security Advisory & Emergency Council, The UT Health Science Center at Houston's Leadership Council and the ASIS CSO Roundtable Leadership and Development Committee.

He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police and the Wharton School ASIS Program for Security Executives.


2018 Pete Conrad Global Patient Safety Award
2018 IAHSS Foundation's Russell L. Colling Literary Achievement Medal
2018 Campus Safety Magazine's Director of the Year Finalist
2015 Campus Safety Magazine’s Director of the Year for Healthcare Public Safety
2015 Texas Police Chiefs Association TPCA Leadership Award
2014 National Tactical Officers Association NTOA Spirit Award
2013 University of Texas System Police Chief of the Year
2013 Security Magazine’s Most Influential People in Security
2013 IACLEA Award for Administrative Excellence