National Awards 2017 Nomination

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association is again asking for your assistance in proposing worthy candidates for consideration by our National Awards Committee. All nominations must be submitted online by January 31, 2018.

Please include with the submission:

  1. a statement not more than 2000 words in length.
  2. a 300 word summary.
  3. complete nominee information.
  • All individuals being nominated for the award must have all nominee information provided including FLEOA member number.
  • Nominations not prepared as directed will be forfeited.
  • Please be sure to include nominee name, title, and agency/organization, as appropriate, spelled-out exactly as to appear on awards and in publications (if selected.)
  • For a group nomination, please list all names of members in the group in the Nominee field.

ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JANUARY 31, 2018

Inquiries concerning nominations can be directed to FLEOA National Awards Director Christina Tweed by e-mail at ctweed@fleoa.org.

FLEOA National Awards Program Policies and Procedures

Guidelines – created for the governance and facilitation of the awards program under direction of the National Awards Director.
  • Electronic copy sent to Awards Director, Awards Committee members and National Board Members
  • A copy of the policies and procedures will be posted on the FLEOA website

Guidelines – sets forth the following items:
  • Award Categories and Criteria for award selection by category
  • Award Guidance
  • Selection Procedures
  • Time frames for selection, notifications, mailings and publication in The 1811
  • Available assistance for chapter presentation of National Awards
  • Awards for Retiring FLEOA members
  • Online submission form and link

Award Categories and Criteria:
  1. Heroism Award – Recipients must be a federal law enforcement officer and/or a state, county or local law enforcement officer affiliated with a federal task force who has risked or sacrificed his or her own life.  The actions must have place during the year prior to the nominating year (the year specified on the award submission form).
  2. Uncommon Valor Award – Recipients can be any federal law enforcement officer and/or a state, county or local law enforcement officer affiliated with a federal task force who has demonstrated boldness, determination and bravery in the face of great danger. The actions must have place during the year prior to the nominating year (the year specified on the award submission form).
  3. Investigative Excellence Award – Recipients must be a member in good standing of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association whose actions led to the arrest and successful prosecution of a subject which caused significant impact by thwarting the criminal enterprise or the exposure of a major criminal conspiracy. The actions must have been completed through prosecution during the year prior to the nominating year (the year specified on the award submission form).
  4. Prosecutorial Award – Recipients must have secured conviction(s) of notorious criminal(s) in the face of formidable obstacles through untiring effort and who are working with federal law enforcement officers to do so. The convictions must be completed during the year prior to the nominating year (the year specified on the award submission form).
  5. Group Achievement Award – Recipients shall be groups of three or more officers who together conducted a particularly noteworthy investigation or other law enforcement achievement that came to prosecution during the year prior to the nominating year (the year specified on the award submission form).
  6. State, County, Local or Special Police Investigative Award – Recipients must be affiliated with a federal task force whose efforts have made his or her department utilize effective methods in dealing with criminal activity.  The actions must have been completed through prosecution during the year prior to the nominating year (the year specified on the award submission form).
  7. Special Event Award – Recipients must be any Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association member in good standing whose participation in a special event, in the year specified on the award submission form, is worthy of recognition.
  8. The Bob Van Etten Legacy of Honor Award – In recognition of one’s selfless dedication to FLEOA and federal law enforcement, and their sustained sacrifice and service in support of FLEOA’s mantra, "Don’t Go It Alone”; the nominee must be an active member of FLEOA; must serve in a volunteer capacity and not be compensated for their service; must have served in a volunteer leadership position for a minimum of ten years; must have contributed substantial time in advancing the FLEOA mission, with uncompromised distinguished service; must be voted in favor by a majority of the Board of Directors, which includes both those elected and appointed to serve on the board; must be nominated by a Board member or a member of the Awards Committee, and submitted to the National Secretary for distribution to the Board; the Board may recognize and select one nominee each year for this prestigious award, if no suitable nominees are submitted, the Board is not required to make a selection; the award will be presented at the FLEOA National Awards Banquet, and the award recipient will receive the same courtesies as other award recipients invited to the National Awards Banquet.

Award Guidance ***It should be noted***
  • The Heroism, Uncommon Valor and Bob Van Etten Legacy of Honor Awards will be presented at the National Awards Banquet unless otherwise specified by the Awards Committee. Invited award recipients and one guest of the recipient’s choice will be FLEOA’s honored guests.
  • All other award category recipients will receive their awards at either a local chapter event or at an event arranged by the agency president for the predominant agency involved in the award submission.
  • For groups of ten or fewer nominees: one award will be presented to each recipient.
  • For groups of eleven or greater: one award or plaque will be presented to the group of recipients and a framed certificate will be presented to each recipient.
  • No more than three award submissions (group or individual) will be chosen to receive awards per award category

Selection Procedures

All national award submissions will be reviewed and voted upon by the members of the awards committee. Time frame for selection, notifications, mailings and publication in The 1811:
  1. Member Services Office receives and track award submissions
    • All award submissions will be received through FLEOA’s website/online award submission form
    • Deadline for all award submissions is January 31st of every year
      • Absolutely no award submissions will be accepted after the deadline date
    • Shortly there after the deadline Member Services electronically forward award submissions to the awards director and the awards committee members
  2. Awards committee will review the award submissions and make award selections no later than 90 days after the submission deadline date
    • This will include a conference call including all award committee members and the awards director to discuss voting results
  3. Awards Director will present and review award selections with National Board Members within 30 days of the award committees selections
  4. Awards Director will notify and request vetting confirmation from FLEOA Agency Presidents
    • Agency President vetting response is required within 30 days of this notification
    • Agency President should then also notify their Agency Director of the award recipient
  5. Awards Director will notify each award recipient of their selection within 30 days of receipt of Agency President vetting response
    • Recipients will receive initial an email of their selection
    • Recipients will receive an "Official” notification on FLEOA letterhead via US Postal Service Mail
  6. Award Director will submit award recipient announcement to The 1811 Editor by the beginning of July for printing in the Summer Issue of The 1811
  7. Awards Director will forward the list of Heroism, Uncommon Valor and Bob Van Etten Legacy of Honor Award recipients and their contact information to the conference committee members so "Official” invitations can be sent out for the National Awards Banquet, registration can be made and travel arraignments prepared
  8. Awards Director will order awards by July 31st
  9. Awards Director will coordinate to have Chapter Presidents and Agency Presidents present the remaining award category recipients with their awards at local events in the recipients area within 90 days of receipt of awards information
    • National assistance will be available for chapters and agency presidents presenting awards on an as needed basis

Awards for Retiring FLEOA Members
  • Any FLEOA Member wishing to present another FLEOA Member with a retirement award should contact the local Chapter President and/or Agency President to recognize the retiring member for their career and longtime membership at a FLEOA event
  • Chapter Presidents and Agency Presidents should contact Member Services to receive retirement certificates in advance of the FLEOA event that the retiree will be recognized.

Nominee Details
Nominee(s):*
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FLEOA Member ID:*
Group Nomination Details

If this is a group nomination, for each additional nominee, please provide their name, email, and phone number in the box below:

Nominee Agency Details
Agency Name:
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City, State, ZIP:*
Nominee's Director:*
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Reason for Nomination
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Category Descriptions for National Awards

Heroism Award
Recipients must be a federal law enforcement officer and/or a state, county or local law enforcement officer affiliated with a federal task force who has risked or sacrificed his or her own life. The actions must have occurred in 2014. 
Uncommon Valor
Recipients can be any federal law enforcement officer and/or a state, county or local law enforcement officer affiliated with a federal task force who has demonstrated boldness, determination and bravery in the face of great danger. The actions must have occurred in 2014. 
Investigative Excellence Award
Recipients must be a member in good standing of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association whose actions led to the arrest and successful prosecution of a subject which caused significant impact by thwarting the criminal enterprise or the exposure of a major criminal conspiracy. The actions must have been completed through prosecution in 2014. 
Prosecutorial Award
Recipients must have secured conviction(s) of notorious criminal(s) in the face of formidable obstacles through untiring effort and who are working with federal law enforcement officers to do so. The conviction(s) must have occurred in 2014.
Group Achievement Award
Recipients shall be groups of three or more officers who together conducted a particularly noteworthy investigation or other law enforcement achievement which came to prosecution in 2014.
State, County, Local, or Special Police Investigative Award
Recipients must be affiliated with a federal task force whose efforts have made his/her department utilize effective methods in dealing with criminal activity. The investigation must have been completed through prosecution in 2014.
Special Event
Recipients must be any Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association member in good standing whose participation in a special event in 2014 is worthy of recognition.
The Bob Van Etten Legacy of Honor Award
In recognition of one’s selfless dedication to F.L.E.O.A and federal law enforcement, and their sustained sacrifice and service in support of our mantra, “Don’t Go It Alone”; nominee must be an active member of FLEOA; must serve in a volunteer capacity and not be compensated for their service; must have served in a volunteer leadership position for a minimum of ten years; must have contributed substantial time in advancing the FLEOA mission, with uncompromised distinguished service; must be voted in favor by a majority of the Board of Directors, which includes both those elected and appointed to serve on the board; must be nominated by a Board member or a member of the Awards Committee, and submitted to the National Secretary for distribution to the Board; the Board may recognize and select one nominee each year for this prestigious award, if no suitable nominees are submitted, the board is not required to make a selection; the award will be presented at the FLEOA National Conference, and the award recipient will receive the same courtesies as other award winners invited to the conference.
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