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Thursday, June 02, 2016

Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Nominations Now Being Accepted



May 31 marked the opening of the nomination period for the 2015-2016 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (MOV). This medal is the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer and is awarded by the President or Vice President, along with the Attorney General of the United States, to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage.
An act of valor is defined as:
  • Above and beyond the call of duty; and
  • Exhibiting:
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    • Exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness and presence of mind.
    • Unusual swiftness of action, regardless of his or her personal safety, in an attempt to save or protect human life.
To receive the MOV, public safety officers must be nominated by the chief executive officer of their employing agencies, recommended by the bipartisan MOV Review Board and cited by the Attorney General. Nominations must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on July 31, 2016.
Visit the MOV website at https://www.bja.gov/programs/medalofvalor/ to learn more.

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