Awards

Lone Eagle Award

The Lone Eagle award is an honor presented annually to an active and a retired North Dakota Peace Officer, each of whom, in the eyes of their comrades, has contributed guidance, inspiration, and support throughout his career as a law enforcement official in the State of North Dakota. 

Retired FBI agent Herb Eckenroth, who worked in North Dakota for many years, created this award in 1979 to recognize a North Dakota Peace Officer who “…has shown incorruptible soundness or moral character and faithful adherence to ethical principles.”

The Lone Eagle Award is presented to a current law enforcement officer and a retired law enforcement officer each year.  

Nominations are accepted until July 1st of each calendar year.

Nominations can be sent or emailed to:

NDPOA

Attn: Lone Eagle Committee

PO Box 7010

Bismarck, ND 58507-7010

 

Or

 

ndpoa2011@outlook.com





Peace Officer of the Year

The North Dakota Peace Officer of the Year Award is the highest honor given by the North Dakota Peace Officers Association. The award is presented to a North Dakota peace officer based upon the officer’s outstanding service, professional dignity, and unselfish personal contributions to the citizens of North Dakota.

The award serves as recognition of those officers who display a consistent mark of excellence within their profession.

Qualifications:

  1. Candidate must be eligible for membership within the NDPOA and should be a non-administrative sworn officer.

  2. Candidate must display a highly professional appearance and provide superior performance in their assigned duties.

  3. Candidate must perform service for the citizens of North Dakota.

  4. Candidate must be held in high regard by fellow peace officers and the general public.

 

Nomination Process:

  1. Candidates may be nominated by any North Dakota peace officer.

  2. Nominations shall consist of no more than four type-written pages and shall include:

    1. a brief biography of the candidate;

    2. a narrative stating the basis for the nomination;

    3. the candidate’s agency, assignment and years of service;

    4. previous awards, honors or other recognition received by the candidate.

    5. a high quality photo of the candidate.

  3. Nomination shall include the name, address, and agency of the nominating official.

 

All nominations shall be received by the Awards Committee no later than July 1, in order to be considered for the award.

The North Dakota Peace Officers Association Executive Board shall serve as the award selection committee, for this award.

The ND Peace Officer of the Year Award will be presented during the North Dakota Peace Officers Association’s Annual Conference.

Nominations can be submitted in hard copy or by email to:

NDPOA

Attn: POY Award Nomination

PO Box 7010

Bismarck, ND 58507-7010

 

ndpoa2011@outlook.com

 

Deadline for submissions July 1 2016

NDPOA Awards - with no submission deadline

The NDPOA has several awards for nomination.  Law Enforcement officers and individual citizens who distinguish themselves with the act of exemplary performance, service, or achievement are eligible to receive recognition from the NDPOA through the NDPOA’s award process. Each nomination is reviewed by the Executive Board and a decision is made if the nominee shall receive the award.  The board encourages all NDPOA members and Non-members to submit nominations for NDPOA awards when they are witnesses to outstanding acts of service.  The NDPOA will do everything possible to recognize individual efforts.

 

Law Enforcement Awards

Life Saving Award

A law enforcement officer that by his/her actions significantly contributes to the saving of a human life.

 

Recognition of Performance Award

A law enforcement officer who shows true friendliness to civilians while performing duties. This officer is dedicated to service and goes above and beyond the line of duty in everyday situations.

 

Exceptional Performance Award

A law enforcement officer who handles or is confronted with an emergency situation and hadles it in a professional manner.

 

Outstanding Service Award

This award is bestowed upon a law enforcement officer upon retirement.  The office must have at least twenty years of service in law enforcement and retire in good standing.

 

Distinguished Service Award

A law enforcement officer who displays outstanding service, professional dignity and unselfish personal contributions to the NDPOA.

 

Bravery Award

A law enforcement officer who performs an act of bravery while in the line of duty. The act is beyond the normal expectations and must put the officer at risk to loss of life or serious injury.

 

Merit Award

This award is bestowed upon a law enforcement officer that sustained significant injury while performing with law enforcement duties.



Community Awards

Certificate of Appreciation

This award is given to an individual or company showing appreciation of support and cooperation with law enforcement or the NDPOA.

 

Distinguished Service Award

An individual citizen or a company that displays outstanding service, professional dignity and unselfish personal contributions to the NDPOA.

 

Life Saving Award

An individual citizen that by his/her actions significantly contributes to the saving of a human life.

 

Citizen Recognition Award

An individual citizen who assists law enforcement in accomplishing that organization’s mission and goals.

 

Good Samaritan Award

An individual citizen must perform an act of unselfishness in caring for another person, by giving aid to a person who is injured, sick or in distress.