PEACE OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA VALOR AND MERIT AWARD
To be nominated for an award
- The Nominee must meet the criterion that would be necessary to be a POAG member
- The Nominee for valor must have engaged in a “above and beyond the call of duty” action or
event and must be selected by the board as a qualified nominee meeting that criterion before
receiving an official endorsement and recognition as a board nominee selection.
- The Nomination can be made by an individual, agency, association, or citizen, and must be
submitted via the nomination form on the POAG website
- The Nominee shall be free of any pending disciplinary actions.
Two categories of awards will be established: The first will recognize Valor, Acts of Heroism or Outstanding Deeds which resulted in the protection of life and/or property. When submitting a nomination via the website a letter of support from the agency head, state wide association or state wide board should be uploaded with the supporting documents of the nomination. If one cannot be provided then the nomination cannot be accepted!
The second category recognizes Merit or the Contribution to Profession or Outstanding Job Performance which serves to enhance the public safety profession. Anyone nominated for this award should be someone who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of their profession. Significant consideration to be given to impact outside the nominee’s local area, including leadership and contributions on regional, state and national issues related to the profession. When submitting a nomination via the website a letter of support from the agency head, state wide association or state wide board
These categories are not intended to recognize employees for merely “doing a good job”, or responding to a call, but to recognize employees who actually go beyond the ordinary to protect Georgia’s citizens and property, or who contribute significantly to the public safety profession.
Selection of individual recipients from each group will be the responsibility of the POAG Executive Committee.