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NOMINATOR INFORMATION

NOMINEE INFORMATION

AWARD NOMINATION QUESTIONS

For descriptions of each award, click here.

Gold Medal – The highest award for bravery and heroism. Awarded in cases in which the public safety official knowingly placed his/her/their life/lives in peril of death or serious bodily harm while saving or attempting to save the lives of others.

Silver Medal – Second highest award for bravery and heroism. Awarded in situations when a public safety official knowingly exposes himself/herself/themselves to great personal risk in the performance of an official act.

Bronze Medal – Awarded in situations in which a public safety official demonstrates extraordinary judgment and performance of his/her/their duties during the course of an emergency.

Awarded to the public safety official in recognition of acts taken in a life-threatening situation where an individual’s life is in jeopardy, either medically or physically. This award may also be given for very complex rescues with the patient’s survival.

Awarded to an outstanding person or public safety program in the community, including personal time given both on/off the job.

Awarded to public safety professionals who have performed their jobs with exceptional skill, expertise, innovation and results. Community involvement both on/off the job should reflect favorably.

  • Public Safety Person of the Year
  • Public Safety Unit of the Year
  • Communications Person of the Year

This honor is awarded to a civilian who has provided valuable or courageous assistance to members of the department of public safety in an emergency situation. This may be awarded to a citizen whose assistance to the public safety officials was given without regard to personal welfare and had a positive bearing on the outcome of an incident while contributing to the furtherance of law enforcement in the community. Examples: cases where a criminal is detained until the arrival of police, and in cases where a citizen takes prompt and alert action to help someone else who is in danger without regard to their own safety.

The Public Safety Leadership Award is awarded to an individual who has excelled in community-oriented engagement and activities that are collaborative, cooperative and proactive at the command staff level. This award highlights the importance of maintaining an environment where safety, security and cooperation are essential to the successful mission of Gwinnett County and surrounding communities. Awarded to individuals who demonstrate actions which create or support safety of community members. Through their leadership, the nominee established a sustainable program or cultivated and/or enhanced relationships that encouraged the collaborations of two or more groups to create an identifiable impact on public safety.

Eligibility: Supervisors – Lieutenant or higher and/or civilian supervisors within the public safety and law enforcement communities.

Awarded to any public safety professional who has been critically injured or killed in the line of duty while performing his/her responsibilities at the scene of an emergency incident (whether on- or off-duty). The injury must be significant and must have occurred while directly involved in emergency operations or emergency medical treatment and rescue.

Describe an act or acts taken in a life-threatening situation where an individual’s life was in jeopardy, either medically or physically and the nominee acted above and beyond regular assigned job responsibilities that took place between 1/1/17 - 12/31/17. Include data about the degree of danger and any positive results due to the nominee's action. (Attach a copy of the official report at the end of this form, if possible). Maximum 1,000 words.
Demonstration of Innovation
Critical Incident Management
Devotion to Responsibilities and Expertise of Skills
Maximum 1,000 words
Leadership
Demonstration of Innovation and Execution
Describe an act or acts of bravery that resulted in great personal risk that occurred between 1/1/17-12/31/17. Be sure to include data about the degree of danger, how the person displayed actions above and beyond regular assignment and job responsibilities, exhibited superior actions in the line of duty and any positive results due to the nominee's action. (Attach a copy of the official report at the end of this form, if possible). Maximum 1,000 words.
Demonstration of Innovation
Critical Incident Management
Execution and Devotion to Responsibilities
Maximum 1,000 words
Leadership/Employee Morale
Devotion to Responsibilities and Expertise of Skills
Demonstration of Innovation
Community Relationships
Achievements
Describe the situation in which a civilian provided valuable or courageous assistance to members of the department of public safety in an emergency situation. Action must have taken place between 1/1/17-12/31/17. Include data about the degree of danger and any positive results due to the nominee's action. Maximum 1,000 words.
Maximum 1,000 words
Maximum 1,000 words
Leadership/Morale
Demonstration of Innovation/Execution