Major League Baseball's senior vice president of investigations was recognized with a leadership award at a conference in New Orleans on Wednesday night.
The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) named Dan Mullin the recipient of its National Sports Safety & Security Distinguished Leadership Award, given for contributions and career achievement in the field of sport safety. A panel of previous award winners and the board of NCS4 selected Mullin.
Major League Baseball's department of investigations was established in January 2008 following a recommendation issued a month earlier in the Mitchell Report. The aim of the department, which functions independently of the teams, is to to conduct all investigations into violations of MLB rules and policies, including those related to performance enhancing drugs.
Mullin, the department's first head, served 23 years with New York City police prior to joining MLB, retiring as a deputy chief.
Evan Drellich is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @EvanDrellich. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.