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The association presents awards each year for outstanding service by a department, officer and administrator, as well as recognition of an outstanding program presented by a member agency. These awards are presented each year at the annual association conference. In addition, the association may present a “Medal of Valor” award at any time of the year, with additional recognition at the annual conference.

For all awards the nomination period will begin in January of each year and conclude byMay 1. The award is based on service of the preceding July 1 – June 30.

The board of directors will select a committee of three members, in good standing, who will review and select the recipients of each award. The recipients will receive an appropriate plaque or recognition gift. Generally, only one award for each category is awarded each year, however with approval from the board of directors, the awards committee may select two recipients receiving departments that the committee recommends to receive the award.

Officer of the Year

The Officer of the Year shall be a leader within their organization, not necessarily by rank, but by the respect of their co-workers and managers. The nominee shall demonstrate outstanding skills in the typical duties of a public safety, security or police officer, a positive rapport with their community and supervisors and a leader in new ideas and enhancing their department. The Officer of the Year shall be one that upholds the mission of their organization and demonstrates a highly professional approach in their policing efforts. Nomination Form

Administrator of the Year

The Administrator of the Year is dedicated to promoting professional ideals and standards in the administration of campus security and law enforcement. The candidate shall have demonstrated leadership skills and techniques that represent the very best in managing a public safety or security department in higher education. The ideal candidate shall demonstrate standard-setting practices in the administration of public safety in their institutional community and shall be a leader in demonstrating the ideals of the profession. Nomination Form

Medal of Valor

Shall be awarded, upon approval of the Board of Directors, to any member of a member agency, who has demonstrated an act that substantially goes above and beyond the call of duty; in doing so, they have exhibited exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness and presence of mind, regardless of his or her personal safety, in an attempt to save or protect human life. Nomination Form

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