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Awards Notice

IACP/Target Police Officer of the Year Award

The IACP is proud to partner with Target to recognize exemplary performance in professional policing from domestic and international law enforcement agencies. The Police Officer of the Year award recognizes outstanding and heroic achievement among police officers across the globe and highlights the sacrifices made daily by law enforcement’s finest. Four finalists will be selected, one of which will be named the Police Officer of the Year.

Recipients will be recognized at the IACP Annual Conference and be guests of honor at the IACP Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Gala where one Police Officer of the Year will be named from the group of four finalists. Following the Gala, on Monday morning, the Police Officer of the Year will be honored at the IACP’s First General Assembly.

All sworn, full-time police officers below the rank of chief are eligible. Nominations may be made for exceptional achievement in any police endeavor, including but not limited to, extraordinary valor, crime prevention, investigative work, community relations, traffic safety, drug control and prevention, juvenile programs, and training efforts. Applications are accepted from across the globe and all nominations will be considered equally by an independent team of judges. The time frame for eligibility for events is between July 31, 2012 and June 28, 2013.

Applications are now being accepted. The deadline is Friday, June 28, 2013. Please visit, for the application.

For more information, contact IACP Foundation Director Petey Casstevens at

2013 IACP & Cisco Systems Community Policing Awards: Deadline Extended

For the 15th year, IACP and Cisco are proud to celebrate and pay tribute to departments worldwide practicing the community policing philosophy. These departments bring change, address crime and terrorism, and make their communities safe places to live, work, and play.

The deadline to apply for the award has been extended. All agencies are encouraged to apply now for the opportunity to be recognized for the ways they have made public safety a priority through the use of collaboration, crime prevention, and partnership formation. Winners will be honored at the 2013 IACP Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The winning agency from each category receives one complimentary annual conference registration; transportation for one to and from the conference; one hotel room for five nights while at the conference; and two tickets to the awards banquet.

To enter, visit . The application deadline is midnight EDT on June 22, 2013. If you experience any issues, please email ♦

IACP/Motorola Webber Seavey Award for Quality in Law EnforcementJune 28, 2013
IACP/Cisco Systems Community Policing AwardJune 22, 2013
IACP/Sprint Excellence in Law Enforcement Research AwardJune 29, 2012
IACP/Target Police Officer of the Year (includes International applicants)June 28, 2013
IACP/Booz Allen Hamilton - Terrorism AwardAugust 1, 2013
Indian Country Law Enforcement Officer of the YearAugust 15, 2013



From The Police Chief, vol. LXXX, no. 6, June 2013. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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