Honor a public safety officer with the Medal of Valor
News and Announcements - May 29, 2018
On Thursday, May 31, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance will open the nomination period for the
2017-2018 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor. This is the highest national award honoring emergency service officers, firefighters and law enforcement officers
across the country, including federal, state, local and tribal officers.
The nomination period will remain open until 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
This award honors public safety officers who displayed exceptional acts of courage and decisiveness to protect human life, above and
beyond the call of duty. Recipients are selected based on nominations from the head of their employing agencies.
Learn more about the requirements for this award on the
Medal of Valor website and start preparing your nominations today.