Nominate a Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Public Safety Officer for the Bureau of Justice Assistance Medal of Valor

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is now accepting nominations for the annual Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor. The Medal of Valor is the highest national award for valor presented to a public safety officer from a federal, state, local, or tribal jurisdiction. Eligible public safety officers include individuals (living or deceased) who are serving or previously have served in a public agency, with or without compensation, as firefighters; law enforcement officers, including corrections, court, or civil defense officers; and emergency services officers, as determined by the U.S. Attorney General. Nominated public safety officers must embody exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness and presence of mind, and unusual swiftness of action. Additionally, they go above and beyond the call of duty by risking their lives to protect U.S. citizens and communities. Following a review of the nominations, the President or Vice President will present the Medal of Valor to the selected nominee.

The nomination deadline is Thursday, July 31 by 11:59 p.m. ET. Learn more about the Medal of Valor and nominate a public safety officer today.