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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

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April 2018 | Volume 11 | Issue 4

Nominations now open for Second Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing

The second annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing recognizes individual state, local, or tribal sworn police officers and deputies for exceptional efforts in innovative policing strategies, criminal investigations, and field operations that have proven effective in enforcing our laws.

Within and across this country’s more than 18,000 local law enforcement agencies, individual rank-and-file officers and deputies serve important and invaluable roles in the communities they serve by practicing proven policing strategies that are effective. The US Department of Justice is committed to supporting initiatives and opportunities that reflect the enormous importance of law enforcement officers and deputies to keep this great nation’s communities safe and to continue to make them even safer.

The winning officer(s) or deputy and/or deputies will have demonstrated active exceptional performance in one of three areas:

  1. Innovations in Community Policing
  2. Criminal Investigations
  3. Field Operations

By distinguishing and rewarding these efforts, the Department of Justice strives to promote and sustain its national commitment to policing and to advance policing practices that are fair and effective.

Within each category, an award will be given to law enforcement agencies serving small, medium, and large jurisdictions:

  • Small: Agencies serving populations fewer than 50,000
  • Medium: Agencies serving populations 50,000 to 250,000
  • Large: Agencies serving populations over 250,000

We strongly encourage you to visit the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing website to learn more and to nominate an officer or deputy!

Nominations must be submittedby 5 p.m. EST, Monday, April 23, 2018.
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