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2015 NSA Award Nomination Packet (pdf)

The deadline for most nominations is November 21, 2014. 

Contact Ross Mirmelstein, Director, Conferences & Exhibits at 703.838.5321.

 

Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the Year

Sponsored by Pursuit Productions, Inc
The National Sheriffs' Association established the Ferris E. Lucas award in 1995 to recognize an outstanding Sheriff of the year for contributions made to improve the Office of Sheriff on the local, state, and national levels, and for involvement in the community above and beyond the responsibilities required.  The award is given in memory of Ferris E. Lucas, NSA Past President (1944-46) and executive director (1964-82), who completed 50 years of distinguished service and leadership in law enforcement.

 

Charles "Bud" Meeks Award for Deputy Sheriff of the Year 

Sponsored by Motorola
The Charles "Bud" Meeks Award for Deputy Sheriff of the Year was established to recognize deputy Sheriffs who have demonstrated conspicuous bravery in the performance of their duties. The award is given in memory and honor of Charles "Bud" Meeks, who served as executive director of the National Sheriffs' Association from 1989 to 1997 and in 2000.

 

Law Enforcement Explorer Post Advisor of the Year

Sponsored by GTL
NSA established the Law Enforcement Explorer Post Advisor Award in 1988 to recognize a post advisor for outstanding contributions to a law enforcement explorer post sponsored by a Sheriff's office. Candidates are judged on their recruiting efforts, size of post and tenure of explorers, written program plans, explorer training, and post activities.

 

Chaplain of the Year Award

Sponsored by GTL
This award recognizes a chaplain who has made outstanding contributions to law enforcement and his/her agency or who had demonstrated conspicuous excellence in the performance of his/her duties.
 

Corrections/Jail Innovation of the Year Award

Sponsored by ARAMARK
This award recognizes a Correctional professional in any position who has created an innovative process, program or procedure that has contributed to the improvement of the Corrections/Jail environment in security, safety, custody, or any other significant improvement in jail operations.
 
 

Court Security Agency/Professional of the Year Award

This award recognizes a Court Security professional in any position who has created an innovative process, program or procedure that has contributed to the improvement of the court environment in security, safety, custody, or any other significant improvement in court security operations. 
 
 

Reserve Deputy of the Year Award

This award was established to recognize a volunteer reserve or auxiliary deputy who has made significant contributions to law enforcement in his/her agency or to the law enforcement community.
 
 

Triple Crown Award

The Triple Crown Award is given to Sheriff's Offices who achieve simultaneous accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation (CAC) of the American Correctional Association, The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA) and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). 

 

J. Stannard Baker Award for Highway Safety

Sponsored by the US Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Center for Public Safety at Northwestern University, OnStar, and NSA, the J. Stannard Baker Award for Highway Safety is presented annually to a deputy sheriff or officer who has shown unusual initiative directly related to highway safety.

Application

Nominations are due by May 1, 2015. Contact Ed Hutchison, Traffic Safety Project Director at 703.838.5326.

 

Medal of Valor

The Medal of Valor is given for an act of outstanding personal bravery,  intelligently performed, in the line of duty at imminent personal hazard of life.
Some Past Recipients
  • Deputy Sheriff Justin Childs, Kitsap Cty, WA
  • Sergeant Roland Guilliot & Deputy Bridget Rupe-Boudreaux, Lafourche Parish, LA
  • Sergeant David Linfert, Richland Cty, SC
  • Deputy Sheriff Kevin Ross, Allegany Cty, NY
  • Deputy First Class Michael Shambaugh, Orange Cty, FL
  • Deputy First Class John Siller & Deputy Sheriff Curtis Barnes, Orange Cty, FL

 

Medal of Merit

The Medal of Merit is given for a contribution to your community, and to the Field of Law Enforcement & Criminal  Justice.
Some Past Recipients
  • Deputy Sheriff Paul Faedo, Hillsborough Cty, FL
  • Deputy Sheriff Christopher Franklin, Marion Cty, IN
  • Deputy William Tibbs, Marion Cty, IN
  • Sergeant Joseph VanSeeters
  • Senior Deputy First Class Eric S. Walker, St. Mary's Cty, MD

 

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is given for having sustained personal injury, in the intelligent performance of duty, inflicted by an assailant with a dangerous and deadly weapon.
These three awards are given throughout the year. To nominate an individual contact Ross Mirmelstein, Director, Conferences & Exhibits at 800.424.7827 ext. 321. 
Some Past Recipients
  • Sergeant Roland Guilliot & Deputy Bridget Rupe-Boudreaux, Lafourche Parish, LA
  • Sergeant David Linfert, Richland Cty, SC
  • Deputy First Class John Siller & Deputy Sheriff Curtis Barnes, Orange Cty, FL

 

Crime Victim Services Award

NSA recognizes that victims of crime have unique needs and that appropriate assistance to victims should be provided by law enforcement as early as possible in the response process. In an effort to focus more national and local attention on law enforcement services provided to victims of crime, NSA annually recognizes a Sheriff's Office that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in support of victims with the NSA Crime Victim Services Award. Established in 2005 with funding support from the Office for Victims of Crime, the award has been generously sponsored by Appriss, Inc., since 2008. The deadline for receipt of nominations by NSA is December 5, 2014. For further information, contact Tim Woods at 703-838-5317.