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Valor Awards Program
Each year the NJSACOP recognizes a police officer(s) and a private citizen(s) who has distinguished himself or herself by an act of extraordinary heroism.

The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police established the NJSACOP Valor Awards Program in 2000 to recognize New Jersey police officers and private citizens who have demonstrated exceptional heroism and have shown a genuine commitment to their profession, their agency and the public at large.

CITIZEN VALOR AWARD PROCEDURES

ELIGIBILITY
Any private citizen resident in the State of New Jersey is eligible for receipt of the award.

REVIEW AND SELECTION PROCESS
Nominations for the award may be made by any member of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. While an official NJSACOP Award Nomination Form must accompany each nomination, there is no specified format required for nominations. However, it is suggested that nominations include a statement of the specific circumstances and facts of the incident(s) underlying the nomination, which may be supplemented by any appropriate supporting documents. No videotapes will be considered. If possible, a black and white photograph of the nominated individual should accompany the nomination.

PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD
The award shall be presented to the winner of the award at the NJSACOP Annual Conference in June.

ETHICAL CONSIDERATION
For ethical reasons, individual members of the Public Relations Committee Awards Task Force and the NJSACOP Board of Officers should not take place in the consideration of any nominations from their current or previous agency, or any nominee whom they know personally and therefore may be influenced by that relationship.

NOMINATION FORMAT

Nominations for this award shall be made by the Chief of Police or Senior Law Enforcement Officer of the nominating agency. While an official NJSACOP Award Nomination Form must accompany each nomination, there is no specified format required for nominations. However, it is suggested that nominations include a statement of the specific circumstances and facts of the incident(s) underlying the nomination, which may be supplemented by supporting documents, such as departmental citations, letters of commendation, newspaper clippings, etc. No videotapes will be considered. If possible, a black and white photograph of the nominated officer should accompany the nomination. Please note that photographs and nomination materials will not be returned.

METHOD AND TIMING OF DELIVERY OF NOMINATIONS
Nominations must be delivered by mail or courier to the NJSACOP State Office no later than January 31st (or the closest regular business day thereafter). Only acts of heroism that occurred in the calendar year immediately preceding the deadline shall be considered.

POLICE OFFICE VALOR AWARD PROCEDURES


ELIGIBILITY
All sworn, full-time law enforcement officers of local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, are eligible.

REVIEW AND SELECTION PROCESS
All nominations will be reviewed by the NJSACOP Public Relations Committee Awards Task Force. The Awards Task Force shall complete the review of the nominations no later than April 1st, and shall forward the results of the review and any recommendation for the Valor Award to the NJSACOP Board of Officers at the NJSACOP State Office. The NJSACOP Board of Officers, through the Vice President with oversight responsibility for the committee, shall have final review of the award recipient upon the recommendation of the Public Relations Committee Awards Task Force. A final selection of the award winner shall be made by the NJSACOP Board of Officers no later than May 1st. The winner shall be notified by May 15th.

PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD
The award shall be presented to the winner of the award at the NJSACOP Annual Conference in June.

ETHICAL CONSIDERATION
For ethical reasons, individual members of the Public Relations Committee Awards Task Force and the NJSACOP Board of Officers should not take place in the consideration of any nominations from their current or previous agency, or any nominee whom they know personally and therefore may be influenced by that relationship.

NOMINATION FORMAT
Nominations for this award shall be made by the Chief of Police or Senior Law Enforcement Officer of the nominating agency. While an official NJSACOP Award Nomination Form must accompany each nomination, there is no specified format required for nominations. However, it is suggested that nominations include a statement of the specific circumstances and facts of the incident(s) underlying the nomination, which may be supplemented by supporting documents, such as departmental citations, letters of commendation, newspaper clippings, etc. No videotapes will be considered. If possible, a black and white photograph of the nominated officer should accompany the nomination. Please note that photographs and nomination materials will not be returned.

METHOD AND TIMING OF DELIVERY OF NOMINATIONS
Nominations must be delivered by mail or courier to the NJSACOP State Office no later than January 31st (or the closest regular business day thereafter). Only acts of heroism that occurred in the calendar year immediately preceding the deadline shall be considered.

NOTIFICATION
Winners will be notified by April 30.

DEADLINE

The deadline for receipt of nominations is January 31. Nominations should be sent to the NJSACOP State Office.

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