Nominations for 2017 VACP Awards Due June 5, 2017
February 10, 2017 | VACP
Please take the time to nominate your deserving officers or citizens for the 2017 VACP Awards for Valor, Lifesaving and Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement. An officer or citizen's actions need only have occurred prior to the deadline to be eligible for nomination by a VACP member. (In other words, they are not limited to the 2016 calendar year.)
The nomination form clearly describes the criteria for the three separate categories of awards. Please read them carefully and make sure that the officer or officers you wish to nominate fit the criteria AND you select the most appropriate award category for the nomination. In particular, the Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement Award is very unique and is not simply a “catch-all” category for anything that doesn’t fit the Valor or Lifesaving Award criteria. We recommend reviewing the recipients of past OCLE Awards to see the type of contribution that is worthy of recognition with this award.
Please be sure to include sufficient explanation in the supporting documentation to show that the actions of the officer(s) meet the criteria for the selected award. Nominations for the 2016 awards are open to all actions occurring prior to the June 5, 2017 deadline, so long as they have not been previously submitted for consideration. (Read about previous VACP Award recipients here.)
2017 VACP Awards Nomination Form: Download Word doc | Download fillable PDF
Please be prepared to provide a high-resolution digital photograph of your Valor Award nominee(s) as they will be requested upon notice of selection for inclusion in the awards program.
The Awards Committee will review the nominations and award notices will be sent to the agency heads in early August.
- Recipients of Awards for Valor and Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement will be presented with their plaques at the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in Roanoke, September 17-20, 2017.
- Lifesaving Award recognitions will be presented to the agency heads for presentation to the officer at a departmental ceremony.