2021 WACOPS Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Nominations

Recognition of the Exceptional

This prestigious award honors and brings distinction to the officer, the profession, and their department. Recognize a current WACOPS member who has exhibited an exceptional and outstanding performance of duties by nominating them for the coveted WACOPS Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. 

How to Nominate

  • Nominees must be a current WACOPS member in good standing (Executive Board members are not eligible)
  • Nominees must have exhibited at least one of the following characteristics above and beyond the normal scope of the profession: bravery, heroism, outstanding community service
  • Submit online nomination form

With your submission please include a detailed description of why your nominee deserves recognition, including the date(s) of their actions, a high resolution head-shot of the nominee (if available) and any supporting documents (i.e. article, letter of commendation).

Deadline to submit a nomination is December 17, 2021

All nominations will be reviewed selected by the WACOPS Executive Board.

Award Ceremony

  • The 2021 LEOY Award will be presented at the WACOPS Winter General Membership Meeting
  • The award recipient will receive overnight accommodations paid for by WACOPS, presented with the award, and recognized by their peers
  • The recipient's Chief/Sheriff will be invited to participate in the presentation
  • Local media will be notified of the selected LEOY
  • All nominees will be invited and encouraged to attend the award ceremony where they will receive acknowledgement and a certificate of nomination
Click here to submit a LEOY nomination