IACP/Motorola Solutions Trooper of the Year

IACP/Motorola Solutions Trooper of the Year

This award recognizes four state troopers and provincial police officers who have demonstrated bravery, courage, leadership, and professionalism in the previous year.

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The nominations for the 2021 IACP/Motorola Solutions Trooper of the Year Award are now closed. The 2021 IACP/Motorola Solutions Trooper of the Year is Trooper Spencer Morris of the Arkansas State Police. 
 
 

2023 Award Interest Form

The IACP/Motorola Solutions Trooper of the Year Award recognizes four state troopers and provincial police officers who have demonstrated bravery, courage, leadership, and professionalism in the previous year. The men and women of state and provincial police agencies perform remarkable work keeping the citizens of their jurisdictions safe. The IACP and Motorola Solutions partner each year to highlight the incredible actions of law enforcement's finest front line officers.

At the IACP annual Division Midyear meeting, four regional finalists are honored and one finalist is announced as the overall IACP/Motorola Solutions Trooper of the Year. Finalists are selected by members of the State and Provincial Police Division.

From the Award Sponsor - Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions is proud to partner with the International Association of Chiefs of Police to honor the selfless work being done in police agencies every day around the world. Men and women in state and provincial police agencies know the situations they face can change in an instant, yet they continue to put their lives on the line to help keep their communities safe. Motorola Solutions humbly recognizes the brave efforts of our four finalists and the sacrifices made by all law enforcement.”

For further information, contact awards@theIACP.org

Award Criteria

The following nominations will be accepted for this award:

  • One nomination per U.S. state police/highway patrol agency;
  • One nomination per the Canadian provincial police agencies of Ontario and Quebec;
  • One nomination per each of the RCMP’s four regions;
  • One nomination per the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.

Required documents:

  • Signed Chief Executive Letter

Other criteria:

  • Self-nominations are not permitted for this award.
  • Nominations may recognize officers for either a single event or multiple or inter-related events occurring between January 1 - December 31, of the preceding year.

2021 Winner and Finalists

Southern Region Finalist and Winner
Trooper Spencer Morris
Arkansas State Police

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Mountain Pacific Region Finalist
Sergeant Phillip Pendergrass
Wyoming Highway Patrol

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North Atlantic Region Finalist
Trooper Rebecca Seager
New York State Police

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North Central Region Finalist
Sergeant Sean Velte
Nebraska State Patrol

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2020 Winner and Finalists

2020 Trooper of the Year Award Program

North Central Region Finalist and Winner
Trooper Mark Fletcher
Michigan State Police

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Southern Region Finalist
Trooper Horlkins Saget
Florida Highway Patrol

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North Atlantic Region Finalist
Detective Richard Hershey
New Jersey State Police

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Mountain Pacific Region Finalist
Trooper Lance Curry
Colorado State Patrol

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2019 Winner and Finalists

Southern Region Finalist and Winner
Trooper Daniel Harrell
North Carolina State Highway Patrol
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North Atlantic Region Finalist 
Trooper Timothy Conklin
New York State Police
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North Central Region Finalist
Trooper Kyle Seger
Illinois State Police
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Mountain Pacific Region Finalist
Trooper Ruben Correa
Utah Highway Patrol
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2018 Winner and Finalists

Southern Region Finalist and Winner
Corporal Joshua Moer
Texas Department of Public Safety
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North Atlantic Region Finalist 
Trooper Austin Albright
Virginia State Police
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North Central Region Finalist
Trooper Cody King
Michigan State Police
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Mountain Pacific Region Finalist
Trooper Nathaniel Dawson
Washington State Patrol
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2017 Winner and Finalists

North Atlantic Region Finalist and Winner
Corporal Seth Kelly
Pennsylvania State Police
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North Central Region Finalist
Trooper Dustin Henningsen
Iowa State Patrol
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Mountain Pacific Region Finalist
Trooper Adam Whitmarsh
Nevada Highway Patrol
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Southern Region Finalist
Corporal Hope Hohertz
Texas Department of Public Safety
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2016 Winner and Finalists

Mountain Pacific Region Finalist and Winner
Senior Trooper Nic Cederberg
Oregon State Police
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North Atlantic Region Finalist
Special Agent EJ Kelly
Virginia State Police
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North Central Region Finalist
Trooper Paul Moak
Illinois State Police
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Southern Region Finalist
Trooper Brian Costanza
Oklahoma Highway Patrol
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2015 Winner and Finalists

Mountain Pacific Region Finalist
Trooper James Tedder
South Dakota Highway Patrol
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North Atlantic Region Finalist
Trooper Donald Atkinson
New York State Police
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North Central Region Finalist
Trooper Krzysztof Piotrowski
Illinois State Police
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Southern Region Finalist
Trooper First Class Brian Screws
Georgia State Patrol
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