Tuskegee University has honored Sgt. Daniel Motley with the "Meritorious Service Award."
The detective played a key role in an investigation which led to the arrest of suspects in a rash of burglaries in student apartments.
The crime took place during the University's Christmas break.
Motley joined the Tuskegee University police force in October.
He was presented the award by University President Gilbert L. Rochon.