IACP/FirstNet Indian Country Officer of the Year

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IACP/FirstNet Indian Country Officer of the Year

This award provides international recognition to law enforcement officers who have demonstrated exceptional valor in service to the people of Indian Country, thereby exhibiting the highest traditions of Law Enforcement.

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The Indian Country Officer of the Year Award provides international recognition to law enforcement officers who have demonstrated exceptional valor in service to the people of Indian Country, thereby exhibiting the highest traditions of Law Enforcement. The 2020 IACP/FirstNet Indian Country Police Officer of the Year Award will be presented during the IACP Indian Country Law Enforcement Section Midyear meeting.

Eligibility

A nominee must be a sworn law enforcement officer employed within Indian Country, regardless of rank or position, who has performed an act of valor, or exceptional service during the calendar year. A posthumous award may be made in the name of a law enforcement officer to the surviving spouse, child or parent of such officer.

Required documents:

  • Chief Executive Letter
  • A complete report of the incident or act
  • Copies of all official reports, statements, photographs, maps, etc.; and
  • If available, related media reports such as videotapes, newspaper articles, etc.

2018 Winner

The 2018 IACP Indian Country Law Enforcement Section in partnership with FirstNet Built with AT&T honored Officer Michael Carlow and Officer Jonnie Cordell of Crow Creek Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services as Officers of the Year. Read about the officers stories on the IACP Blog

2019 Winner

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