Officer of the Year Program

The Peace Officers’ Association of Georgia will sponsor a program whereby an “Officer of the Year for Valor” as well as an “Officer of the Year for Meritorious Service” will be selected.  The award for Valor will be designated as “The Earl Hamrick Award for Valor” and the award for meritorious will be designated as “The Arthur Hutchins Award for Meritorious Service.”  The officers selected to receive these awards will be honored and presented with an award at the annual convention.  Lodging expenses for the winners and the nominating supervisor will be paid for by the POAG for the night of the awards ceremony.

Rules for nomination and selection:

  1. It is not necessary that a nominee be a member of the Peace Officers’ Association of Georgia but any nominee must have the qualifications and be eligible for active membership in the Peace Officers’ Association of Georgia.


  1. The nomination must come from the department or agency supervisor.


  1. The nomination can be for Valor or Meritorious Service.


  1. The period of consideration will be from July 1st through June 14th.


  1. Nominations must be in the POAG office (or submitted online), accompanied by a color or black and white photo, no larger than 5×7 of the nominee and any other supporting documents or exhibits, i.e., incident reports, newspaper stories, etc., no later than June 15th.


  1. District Directors are encouraged to contact departments and agencies in their districts to insure that deserving officers are recognized.


  1. The officers selected to receive these awards will be announced prior to the conference.


POAG Peace Officer of the Year Nomination

Deadline is June 15th
  • Nominee Information

  • (A narrative description of why the nominee should be chosen “Officer of the Year”) (Additional pages may be attached as well as witness statements, newspaper articles, photographs, supervisor endorsements, etc.)
  • Nominated By

  • A color head/shoulders photo of nominee, no larger than 5x7 must be included.