VACP Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement Award Nomination Form



This award recognizes any individual’s conspicuous act or achievement in the performance of some duty that results in an exceptional and responsible contribution to the law enforcement profession throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This is NOT meant to be recognition for investigative or taskforce work, but rather something done to aid or advance the profession. 

This is NOT meant to be recognition for investigative or taskforce work or even just for lifetime achievement, but rather for something done to aid or advance the law enforcement profession.

Law enforcement officers as well as non-sworn individuals are eligible for this recognition. They do not have to work for the same agency or organization as the nominator. Sworn LE officer nominees typically need to have done something that made at least a regional or statewide impact. Non-sworn individuals may be considered for contributions to a particular locality or agency (i.e. notable volunteers that made a significant contribution).

Click here for examples of past OCLE Award recipients’ actions.



Incidents that occur ANY time prior to May 31, 2024 are eligible for consideration for the 2024 Awards. However, please refrain from submitting nominations for incidents that occured more than 3 years ago (prior to June 1, 2021) except in extenuating circumstances. Nominations that have previously been submitted but not selected are also not eligible for reconsideration.


Complete this online award nomination form and upload the required supporting documentation. Be thorough, but concise with the supporting materials — try to limit to no more than three pages of narrative, news articles, and/or letters of support. Supporting documentation must provide enough detail for the committee to make a determination without having to speculate.  If any information included is not for public release, please indicate that in the narrative (through highlighting, text color, or other notation.


Notices will be issued to agency contact(s) in July. OCLE Awards will be presented at the VACP Annual Conference in Roanoke on Tuesday, August 27 at the banquet.

Submit nomination by June 23, 2024.