Human and Civil Rights AWARD




IACP’s Human and 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 Human and Civil Rights Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Single-Agency Program or Project Award
  • Multi-Agency Team Award
  • Individual Achievement Award

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

The deadline for 2016 submissions is Friday, September 9th.

Award Notification and Presentation to Winners

The nominations will be reviewed and award recipients selected by members of the IACP Human and Civil Rights Committee. Winners will be notified in September.  Award winners will be honored at the IACP Annual Conference in San Diego, California.



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

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