Recognizing Law Enforcement Officers Going Above the Call of Duty

Since September 1996, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has honored a deserving officer (or set of officers) each month at the local, state or federal level—men and women who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. In addition to recognition in their own communities, Officer of the Month Award recipients are honored at a special awards reception each year in Washington, DC, and they are featured in the Memorial Fund’s annual calendar.

Nominate An Officer

To begin the process of nominating an officer for the award, please submit the application below. Please note this is the start of the process and the officer’s department must first approve the nomination before it is official. A staff member will contact you.

The Police Unity Tour is the official sponsor of the Memorial Fund’s Officer of the Month Program.

Read the inspiring stories of heroism and service of past award winners

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Nomination Criteria

  • Officers must be duly sworn officers with full arrest powers.
  • Officers may be full or part time, paid or unpaid.
  • Officers must be currently employed by a local, state, federal, military or correctional law enforcement agency.
  • Nominees may include individual officers, or two or more officers, provided that the officers being nominated worked in partnership or as a team.
Service for which the officer is being nominated for, can include, but not limited to:
  • Extreme actions of valor on or off duty
  • Exemplary law enforcement service
  • Community Service
  • Distinguished service throughout career

Nominate An Officer

Nominate your choice for Officer of the Month. This application is the start of the process; the officer’s department must first approve the nomination before it is official.

Describe why you are nominating this officer or officers for the Officer of the Month Award.
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