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Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter of the Year

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Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

& Firefighter of the Year

Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Each year, The American Legion of Iowa gives its Department Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award to a well-rounded law enforcement officer who has exceeded the duty requirements expected of his or her position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service coupled with professional achievement. The award, which especially takes into account heroic acts, is presented annually at the Legion's Department Convention.  The Department of Iowa then nominates its winner for consideration for the National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.  The national award is presented annually at the Legion's National Convention.

Nominees must be U.S. citizens and living, active, full-time and paid, sworn law enforcement officers entrusted with full authority and the powers of arrest.

Nominees must be assigned to or fully recognized by municipal, county, district or state police; highway patrol; sheriff's office or as a sworn federal law enforcement officer (FBI, Secret Service agent, U.S. Marshal, National Park Police, U.S. Capitol Police, etc.) Military police officers or investigators are eligible if they are state law enforcement certified.

Nominees must also reside and be assigned or attached for duty in the Department of Iowa.

Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Nomination Form (PDF)

Firefighter of the Year

The American Legion of Iowa will give its Department Firefighter of the Year Award to a firefighter who has exceeded the requirements expected of his or her position and has shown a distinct pattern of community service and professional achievement. The award, which takes into account heroic acts, will be given annually at the Legion's Department Convention.

Fire departments are encouraged to submit nominations to the Department National Affairs Committee.  Applications must be received by November 30. The Department winner nomination packet will be forwarded to national for consideration of the National Firefighter of the Year award, which is presented annually at the Legion's National Convention.

Nominees must be active firefighters and U.S. citizens. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are eligible only if they are certified firefighters.

Nominees must also reside and be assigned within the Department of Iowa.

 

Firefighter of the Year Nomination Form (PDF)

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