Civil Rights Award



IACP’s Civil Rights Committee recognizes that protection of civil and constitutional rights is among the foremost responsibilities of police in democratic societies. As a result, the committee seeks to recognize programs and law enforcement efforts that exemplify the protection and promotion of civil and human rights.

IACP members may nominate programs that successfully promote civil and human rights run by their own agency or other law enforcement agencies. They may also nominate individuals whose actions demonstrate extraordinary commitment the civil rights. Individuals, for instance, may be nominated based on their successful investigation of hate crime or for other individual achievements that champion civil rights.

IACP Civil Rights Awards are presented in the following categories

  • Single-Agency Program or Project Award
  • Multi-Agency Team Award
  • Individual Achievement Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • International Human Rights Award

The review and evaluation process will be conducted by the members of the IACP Civil Rights Committee's Award Subcommittee in the spring.

Category descriptions and detailed eligibility information is provided on the application form.

The deadline for 2014 submission is June 20.

Award Notification and Presentation to Winners

The nominations will be reviewed and award recipients selected by members of the IACP Civil Rights Committee. Winners will be notified in July. Award winners will be honored at the IACP Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.  

To request additional nomination forms or more information, please contact the following:

  • Brandon Gardner, Staff Liaison to IACP Civil Rights Committee
    The International Association of Chiefs of Police
    515 North Washington Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    (703) 836-6767 ext. 815 or (800)-843-4227
    Fax (703) 684-5728
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