WPPA Service Awards

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Please write a short essay on why your nominee should be considered for a 2012 WPPA Service Award. This essay should be composed specifically for consideration of a WPPA Service Award on a separate sheet of paper. Remember to be as specific as possible with references to dates, events, etc. In addition, you will need to complete the following form and attach it to your essay. We encourage you to send additional information in support of your nominee such as: newspaper articles, police reports and video tapes or any other information that will aid our committee in their decision making process. Please send your submission(s) by January 5, 2013 to: WPPA, 660 John Nolen Dr., Suite 300, Madison, WI 53713.

Service Awards Nomination Form (MS Word Document)

Each year at its annual convention, the WPPA recognizes those officers and other public safety employees who epitomize the outstanding tradition of service and dedication in the law enforcement community. Individuals may be nominated for deeds or actions that occur between January 1 to December 31. The WPPA Awards Committee invites you to send in your nomination for these awards.

Subject to the Committee’s discretion, nominees will be considered for the following awards:

AWARD FOR VALOR
This award:

  • shall be presented to the officer or officers who have performed in a manner that is above and beyond the call of duty;
  • shall be only for members of the WPPA. Both the recipient of this award and their home department shall receive a plaque suitably engraved;
  • may be made posthumously and will be presented to the recipient’s home department and representative.

MERITORIOUS AWARD
This award:

  • shall be presented to the officer or officers who have performed in a manner that is within the realm of duty, and whom have shown great courage, ability and devotion to law enforcement;
  • shall be only for members of the WPPA. The recipient of this award shall receive a certificate suitably inscribed and the home department of the recipient shall receive a plaque;
  • may be made posthumously and will be presented to the recipient’s home department and representative.

OFFICER OF THE YEAR
This award:

  • shall be presented to the officer who has conspicuously contributed to a law enforcement agency or community in a manner that has been recognized by either;
  • shall be only for members of the WPPA. The recipient of this award shall receive a plaque suitably engraved.

YOUTH AWARD
This award:

  • shall be presented to a young person who has performed in a heroic manner and assisted local law enforcement in the interests of safety and the well-being of others. The recipient of this award shall receive a plaque suitably engraved.

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
This award:

  • shall be presented to the officer or officers who have performed a function or duty showing proper and correct use of police techniques in the best interest of police service;
  • may be presented to any member of law enforcement within the state of Wisconsin. The recipient will receive a certificate suitably inscribed and will be presented by U.S. mail.

CITIZEN’S AWARD
This award:

  • shall be presented to a citizen or citizens who have contributed to local law enforcement and as a result have caused a service to be achieved for the community. The recipient will receive a certificate suitably inscribed and will be presented by U.S. mail.

SUSAN J. ARMAGOST LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award:

  • may be presented to a WPPA member who has conspicuously contributed to their community, their profession and the WPPA as a whole during the length of their career;
  • the recipient of this award shall receive a plaque suitably engraved.
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