Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominees must be one of the following – a sworn/uniform police officer or an employee of a municipal police service in Ontario (such as a 911 Dispatcher, Communications personnel, Court Services personnel, Forensics ID personnel, etc).
  • Please note, as they are not members of the PAO, nominations will not be accepted for police officers or civilian police personnel with the Toronto Police or Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
  • Nominations must identify a specific ‘police hero’ to be recognized and identify whether they are a uniform or civilian member of their police service.
  • Nominations must include reference to an occurrence where the 'police hero' has gone above and beyond the call of duty while on the job or in their community.
  • Nominator must identify themselves in the submission for the purpose of verifying validity of content.
  • Nominations must come from members of the public - police personnel cannot nominate each other for these awards.
  • No member of the PAO Awards Committee can be nominated.
  • 2019 nominations were due by no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 25, 2019, EST.