N.A.W.E.O.A. OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  1. Must be a fully certified conservation officer in the state, province, territory, or country in which employed.
  2. Must be a full time field officer, up to and including first line supervisors from the field in the last calendar year.
  3. Both nominee and person submitting nomination must be a member of NAWEOA.
  4. An officer whose character is beyond reproach.
  5. An officer who is competent, knowledgeable and capable.
  6. An officer who promotes wildlife law enforcement.
  7. An officer who demonstrates professionalism in every facet of life.
  8. The person submitting the nomination shall provide background material when submitting the nomination. Background material shall be in written narrative format, not exceeding 5 pages. Other supportive articles, certificates, awards, media coverage, etc. may be included with the nomination.
  9. All nominations must be received not later than April 15th each year.

 

NAWEOA TORCH AWARD

  • Presented annually to an officer from each region, to encourage the professional development of recently appointed officers. The selection criteria are as follows:
  • Both nominating and nominated officers must be regular NAWEOA members.
  • Nominated officer must not have worked as a wildlife enforcement officer more than five years.
  • Must have demonstrated a genuine desire to protect the resource and develop professionally.
  • Must demonstrate exceptional ability and initiative in the performance of his or her duties, including public education.
  • Must be respected by his/her peers and the general public.
  • Nominations must be received by April 15th each year.
  • Awards will be presented at annual conference; attendance encouraged but not mandatory.

 

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

Anyone who is eligible for regular or deputy membership may be nominated for this award. It is given for outstanding achievement or service in the field of Wildlife Law Enforcement, to NAWEOA executive or outgoing NAWEOA Directors

 

AWARD OF VALOUR

Anyone who is eligible for regular or deputy membership may be nominated for this award. It is given to the officer who performs a heroic act, or risks or receives serious injury, in the line of duty in an attempt to protect him\herself or a member of the public from a dangerous situation or circumstance. It infers bravery in the face of adversity….

 

LIFESAVING AWARD

Anyone who is eligible to be a regular or deputy member of the association or anyone who is a member of the association may be nominated for this award. It is given for any act at any time which saves the life of another person.

 

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

Anyone who in any way is helpful to the association and/or it’s members may be nominated for this award. This includes, but is not limited to speakers, conference or workshop hosts, fundraisers, committee or special project members, citizens or politicians.

 

HONOURARY LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP

Anyone who has performed an extraordinary service to the association over a number of years may be nominated for this award. It is one of our most prestigious awards and may only be given in rare circumstances. Anyone who is eligible for regular membership in the association who receives this award shall maintain their voting privileges within the association.

 

K-9 AND HANDLER “LOYAL PARTNER AWARD”

  1. Must be a fully certified conservation officer in the state, province, territory, or country in which employed.
  2. Must be a full-time field officer, up to and including first line supervisors from the field in the last calendar year.
  3. Both nominee and person submitting nomination must be a regular member of NAWEOA.
  4. Three years minimum experience and active as a K-9 handler at time of nomination.
  5. All nominations must be received by the Vice President of NAWEOA not later than April 15th each year.   The successful officer will be notified by May 1st.
  6. Both K-9 and handler must demonstrate exceptional ability and initiative in the performance of his or her duties.
  7. Award will be presented at annual conference; attendance encouraged but not mandatory.

 

JREP OF THE YEAR “MUDDY BOOTS AWARD”

  1. Each Region Director may nominate one JRep from their region.
  2. Nominations are due to the Vice-President by April 15th in 2019. Winner will be notified by May 1st.
  3. Winner is selected by President, Past President and Secretary Treasurer.
  4. Must be an active JRep for at least one year at time of nomination.
  5. JRep must be a NAWEOA regular member in good standing.
  6. Award will be presented at the annual NAWEOA Summer Conference Officers Luncheon.
  7. Early bird registration included as part of the award, paid by NAWEOA.