2018 TOP COPS Awards® National Association of Police Organizations


Each year since 1994 NAPO has presented the TOP COPS Awards® Ceremony.  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, tribal and local agencies from across the country for actions above and beyond the call of duty during the preceding year. Our TOP COPS are nominated by fellow officers. An independent Awards Selection Committee comprised of national law enforcement representatives select, from hundreds of nominations, one TOP COP case from each of the 50 States and U.S. territories. Officers from the top ten cases are selected as our TOP COPS Award® Winners. In each remaining state, one case has been selected for which the officer(s) will receive an Honorable Mention award.

The 25th Annual TOP COPS Awards Dinner will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Onmi Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the celebration of National Police Week.

NAPO is now accepting Nominations for 2018.
2018 Top Cops Nomination Form

Requirements: All nominees must meet the following requirements in order to be considered.

  • Nominee(s) must be a sworn law enforcement officer from any federal, state, county, local or tribal law enforcement agency within the United States, its territories and possessions.
  • Nomination must be submitted by a sworn law enforcement officer, who must provide his/her signature in the space designated below, certifying the facts as accurate.
  • Nomination must involve an incident or case occurring or concluding between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

Deadline for nominations is January 12, 2018.

For more information visit NAPO TOP COPS

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