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.
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He was presented the award by University President Gilbert L. Rochon.