FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Medal of Valor Nomination Period Opens in May

May 07, 2015  | 

The nomination period for the 2014-2015 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor opens May 29, 2015. This medal is the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer, and is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.

An act of valor is defined as above and beyond the call of duty and exhibiting exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness, and presence of mind and unusual swiftness of action, regardless of his or her personal safety, in an attempt to save or protect human life.

Public safety officers must be nominated by the chief executive officer of their employing agencies; recommended by the bipartisan Medal of Valor Review Board; and cited by the Attorney General. Nominations must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 31, 2015. For more information, visit the Medal of Valor website at

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Elbeco's New Reflex Uniform Now Available
Elbeco's new Reflex uniform series, which extends the concept of the daily duty uniform,...
Company Says It Provided Right Address to Dispatcher the Night Missouri Officer Killed
The day after the shooting, investigators revealed the 911 call originated in Windsor, Mo....
Experts Believe Anonymous Tip Lines Can Prevent School Shootings
In Colorado, at least two high school students were arrested based on information sent to...
Autopsy Shows Chicago Police Commander Shot 6 Times
Bauer, 53, a 31-year department veteran who headed the Near North patrol district, was...
NYPD Sued Over Removal of Religious Head Coverings for Booking Photos
The suit challenges a 2015 NYPD policy requiring that booking photos have an unobstructed...

Police Magazine