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 to civil rights. Individuals, for instance, may be nominated based on their successful investigation of a 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

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

The deadline for 2015 submissions is August 28th.

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 September.  Award winners will be honored at the IACP Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.



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

  • Jennifer Rolfe, Staff Liaison to the IACP Civil Rights Committee
    The International Association of Chiefs of Police
    44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    (703) 836-6767, ext. 366

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