Valor Awards Program

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

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


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

Presentation of the Award
The award shall be presented to the winner of the award at the NJSACOP Annual Conference in June.

Nomination Format
Nominations for this award shall be made by the Chief of Police or Sernior Law Enforcement Officer of the nominating agency. While an official NJPCF 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 NJPCF State Office no later than March 25th (or the closest regular business day thereafter). Only acts of heroism that occurred in the calendar year immediately preceding the deadline shall be considered. 

Winners will be notified by May 15th

The deadline for receipt of nominations is March 25th. Nominations should be sent to the NJPCF State Office. 


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

Presentation of the Award
The award shall be presented to the winner of the award at the NJSACOP Annual Conference in June.

Winners will be notified by May 15th.


Our Mission

To promote and enhance the highest ethical and professional standards in law enforcement at all levels throughout New Jersey