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Law Enforcement Officer

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE YEAR PROGRAM – 2015- 2016

The goal of the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Program is to recognize those deserving individuals whose performance of their duties distinguishes them from all others. This honor is intended to be awarded to an individual or team* who serves in a municipal, county, state or federal unit tasked with enforcement of the laws pertaining to their area of responsibility. This award does not apply to individuals employed by private companies.

Required Documents:

  1. Nomination letter containing the nominee’s name, title, address, telephone and identifying the award for which the individual should be considered.
  2. One page resume of the nominee’s overall background or team background.
  3. One page resume of the nominee’s background in their field or team background.
  4. One page listing of the nominee’s or team accomplishments and awards.
  5. Photograph (preferably a head shot) of the candidate (3×5 or 5×7). Team nominations should include a group photo.

Every community certainly has at least one “outstanding law enforcement officer” who should be recognized. Each Post Commander is urged to direct his appointed Safety Chairman to find a nominee or name a Special Chairman to submit an “outstanding law enforcement officer nominee.” The Post Chairman is responsible for coordinating this program and selecting the Post’s most worthy candidate or team. This individual would then be submitted to the District Chairman for judging. The District then submits ONE winner to the State Chairman for final selection with the report form completed for all participating posts.

The nominee selected as the department’s “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” will receive one plaque for their individual keeping and one to be presented at their place of business or work or where they desire to have the award presented to them. A team that is selected as our “Law Enforcement Team of the Year ” will receive two plaques, both to be presented at their place of business or work or where they desire to have the award presented to them. The Department Chair, one of the State Officers, or the District Commander will present the awards. This program can help post and district leadership qualify for All-State honors. Don’t forget to have the cover sheets filled out with all information on sheet and photograph to be sent with cover sheet.

*NOTE: The program changed several years ago, allowing a team to be nominated, however, since the program is no longer a national program, the department will submit the highest scoring individual to be recognized as the Department of Kansas Law Enforcement Officer of the year and receive a citation stating such, from the National Headquarters.

Program deadlines:     Delivered to the Post – December 2, 2015

NOMINEE INFORMATION SHEET

EDGAR HOOVER GOLD MEDAL AWARD

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE YEAR

NAME AND TITLE OF NOMINEE (Individual) _________________________________

OR

NAMES OF TEAM MEMBERS_____________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

DEPT. NAME (Police, Sheriff, etc) __________________________________________

TOWN, CITY, or COUNTY NAME __________________________________________

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  1. RESUME OF NOMINEE’S ENTIRE PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND (Individual) FOR TEAM NOMINATION GIVE TEAM INFORMATION
  2. RESUME OF NOMINEE’S BACKGROUND IN LAW ENFORCEMENT (Individual)FOR TEAM NOMINATION GIVE TEAM INFORMATION
  3. NOMINEE’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT FIELD:INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM
  4. PHOTOGRAPH OF NOMINEE(S):INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM

 

SEND THIS COMPLETED FORM, ALONG WITH ALL OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND PHOTOGRAPH TO:

Lynn W. Rolf III, (Past State Commander)

Emergency Services Chairman

30189 199th St.

Leavenworth, KS 66048

(913) 290-1754

SUBMITTING POST # 10552 and DISTRICT # 2

SIGNATURE OF DISTRICT CHAIRPERSON

OR DISTRICT COMMANDER ___________________________________