Now Accepting Nominations until 8:00 PM EDT, April 24, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice is accepting nominations for the Fourth Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing.  This award recognizes individual state, local, or tribal sworn police officers, deputies and troopers for exceptional efforts for innovations in community policing, criminal investigations, and field operations.  The Department is accepting nominations for the award until 8:00 PM EDT on Friday, April 24, 2020.  The nomination process for this award is available at www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award. 

HAPCOA has supported the DOJ nomination process for the past several years and encourages members to nominate officers of this special recognition.

Nominations may be submitted by the nominee’s supervisors, professional peers, or members of the local community and may include references and URL links to news sources and promotional or other materials that describe or substantiate the activity, program, or initiative for which the nominee(s) is being recommended.  Nominations must be submitted in the following format:

Nominations should be submitted through the web-based application form.  The online application will direct the nominating individuals to complete the following fields:

  1. Name and rank of nominee(s) (must be rank-and-file officers, deputies or troopers in nonsupervisory positions), the lead agency name, and the size of population served by the agency
  2. Name and affiliation of the nominating individual
  3. Nomination category for the activities, programs, or initiatives for which the nominee(s) is being nominated (Criminal Investigations, Field Operations, or Innovations in Policing)
  4. A detailed description of the specific action(s), programs, or initiatives of the nominee(s) for which s/he is being nominated
  5. Agency point of contact information


Nominations must be submitted by 8:00 PM EDT on Friday, April 24, 2020. 

In the event that agencies or other nominating parties are unable to access the online application, nomination letters may be sent via email.  The nomination letter should be no longer than three pages and should include the fields listed here.  Nominations submitted in letter format must be sent via email to dojpolicingawards@usdoj.gov by 8:00 PM EDT, Friday, April 24, 2020.

Please direct all general inquiries to dojpolicingawards@usdoj.gov.

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Want to nominate an officer, deputy or trooper for their exemplary service in policing? Go to www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award to submit your nomination for the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing. Nominations are being accepted now until April 24. 

It’s not too late to nominate an officer, deputy or trooper for their exemplary service in policing. Go to www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award to submit your nomination for the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing. Nominations are being accepted now until April 24. 

Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate an officer, deputy or trooper for their exemplary service in policing. The deadline for nominations – April 24 – is fast approaching. Submit your nomination today at www.justice.gov/ag/policing-award