2017 IACP/Target Police Officer of the Year

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is proud to again partner with Target to present the 2017 IACP/Target Police Officer of the Year Award. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding achievement in law enforcement and honors these heroes who work tirelessly every day to make communities around the world safer. 

 

The 2017 IACP/Target Police Officer of the Year Finalists 


Chicago, Illinois, Police Department

  • Officer Martin Hernandez

New York State Police

  • Technical Lieutenant Peter R. McLain
  • Technical Sergeant Brian D. Rumrill

Orlando, Florida, Police Department

  • Lieutenant Scott Smith

United States Capitol Police; Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia, Police Department

  • Special Agent David Bailey
  • Special Agent Crystal Griner
  • Officer Nicole Battaglia
  • Officer Alexander Jensen
  • Officer Kevin Jobe


For questions, please contact Casey Shellenberger at shellenberger@theIACP.org.


Learn more about past winners on our Police Officer of the Year Winners Page.



Learn about our four outstanding finalists who were selected for the IACP/Target Police Officer of the Year Award: Officer Daniel Colwell, Chandler, Arizona, Police Department; Officer Timothy Jones, Park Forest, Illinois, Police Department; Captain Brian R. Nanavay, Indianapolis, Indiana, Metropolitan Police Department; Captain William Villanova, Prefecture de Police de Paris, Police Nationale, France. For his bravery during an attack in Paris, the IACP/Target Police Officer of the Year Award for 2016 was presented to Captain William Villanova of the
Prefecture de Police de Paris, Police Nationale, France, at the
10th Annual IACP Foundation Gala in San Diego on October 15, 2016.