This year will mark the twenty-second year NAPO has produced the TOP COPS Awards®. The purpose of the TOP COPS Awards® is to educate the American public about our nation’s heroes and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers in federal, state, county, and local agencies from across the country for actions above and beyond the call of duty.
The TOP COPS® are nominated by fellow officers for outstanding service to their communities during the preceding year. An independent Awards Selection Committee compromised of national law enforcement representatives selects, from hundreds of nominations, one TOP COP® case from each of the 50 States and U.S. territory. The cases are then ranked and the top ten cases are chosen. The officers from the top ten cases (our TOP COPS) are flown to Washington, D.C. and recognized at the ceremony and by the President at the White House in a Rose Garden Ceremony.
The Dinner Awards Show held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 12, features a short presentation of each TOP COP® and his or her story. NAPO bears all cost of travel and lodging of the winners.
We are trying to gather as many quality TOP COPS® nominations as possible. With TOP COPS® again taking place in May, we are under very tight schedule constraints. Nominations are due January 10, 2015
If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Elizabeth Loranger, Director of Events at NAPO. at email@example.com or(703) 0549-0775.