Wisconsin Professional Police Association

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Service Awards

WPPA SERVICE AWARDS

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 by any person for deeds or actions that occur between January 1 and December 31.

INSTRUCTIONS

Please write a short essay on why your nominee should be considered for a 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, circumstances, 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 6, 2021, to:

WPPA, 660 John Nolen Dr., Suite 300, Madison, WI 53713.

Service Awards Nomination Form

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. 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.

JOHN HETLAND MEMORIAL AWARD

This award:

– May be presented to an active WPPA member who through their exemplary personal efforts, displays immeasurable advocacy, dedication, spirit, and compassion working toward the advancement of the WPPA and/or local association and their community.

– Must be nominated by a member of their local association or member of the local community.

– The recipient of this award shall receive a plaque suitably engraved.

SUSAN J. ARMAGOST LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award:

– May be presented to a retired 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.

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 plaque suitably inscribed.

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.

TEAM AWARD

This award:

– Shall be presented to a group of officers who have acted in an exemplary manner 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.