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NOMINATION CRITERA

Nominations for this very prestigious award may be made by anyone wishing to nominate a law enforcement chief executive officer of a Florida Municipal, College/University, School Board/District, Tribal Police, or Airport law enforcement agency and a FPCA member in good standing.

NOMINATION PACKAGE

  • The nomination form must be completed and submitted online via the FPCA website by clicking HERE.
  • The complete nomination package must be uploaded at time of submission so please have your nomination package available before you begin completing the form.
  • Your nomination package should include the following and be in a Word or Adobe PDF file format:
    • A memorandum or cover letter from the nominator addressed to the FPCA Executive Director Amy Mercer. The memorandum/cover letter must attest that the supporting documentation provided is accurate.
      • A narrative (with optional supporting documentation) outlining the following criteria:
      • The nominee’s service to the FPCA;
      • The nominee’s service to their agency;
      • The nominee’s service to their community; and
      • The nominee’s accomplishments as a law enforcement administrator

All nominations should be combined to create on (1) single electronic document nomination package.  The package must be in a Word or Adobe PDF file format.  The total nomination package must not exceed 5 pages.  Any nomination packages over five (5) pages will not be considered. 

DEADLINE
The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 15th.
All nominations must be submitted via the submission form on the FPCA website.  Any nominations that are mailed in will be rejected.

SELECTION PROCESS
All nominations will be reviewed by the FPCA Awards Committee. The Awards Committee will consult with the FPCA Executive Director on the nominees’ service to the FPCA and will then forward their selection to the Executive Committee for final approval.

AWARDS PRESENTATION
The presentation of the Chief Executive Officer of the Year Award will be made during the FPCA’s Annual Installation and Awards Banquet.

AWARD TIMELINE

  • April 15 – Deadline for nomination for consideration. Any individual nominated after this date will not be eligible.
  • April 30 – Nominations are distributed by Headquarters to the Awards Committee Chair
  • May 30 – Recipient is selected

2017
Chief Albert “Butch” Arenal, Coconut Creek Police Department

2016
Chief John Mina, Orlando Police Department

2015/2016
Marshal William Berger, US Marshal Service

2014/2015
Chief Chris Nelson, Auburndale Police Department

2013/2014
Chief Gary Hester, Winter Haven Police Department

2012/2013
Chief Jeffrey Chudnow, Oviedo Police Department

2011/2012
Chief Stephan Dembinsky, Daytona Beach Shores Police Department

2010/2011
Chief Paul Sireci, Tampa International Airport Police Department

2009/2010
Chief Paul Sireci, Tampa International Airport Police Department

2008/2009
Chief Lester Aradi, Largo Police Department

2007/2008
Chief Peter Paulding, Gulf Breeze Police Department

2006/2007
Chief William Berger, Palm Bay Police Department

2005/2006
ChiefPeter Paulding, Gulf Breeze Police Department

2004/2005
Chief Gerald Monahan, Port Orange Police Department

2003/2004
Chief I.W. “Midge” Heathcote, Fort Meade Police Department

2002/2003
Chief William Berger, Palm Bay Police Department

2001/2002
Chief Paul Rumbley, Palm Bay Police Department

2000/2001
Chief Walt McNeil, Tallahassee Police Department

1999/2000
Chief William O’Brien, Miami Police Department

1998/1999
Chief Richard Overman, Delray Beach Police Department

1997/1998
Chief William Kennedy, Orlando Police Department

1996/1997
Chief Joan Waldron, Stuart Police Department

1995/1996
Chief Darrel Stephens, St. Petersburg Police Department

1994/1995
Chief William Liquori, Altamonte Springs Police Department

1993/1994
Director Fred Taylor, Metro-Dade Police Department

1992/1993
Chief Curtis Ivy, Homestead Police Department

1991/1992
Chief William Berger, North Miami Beach Police Department