Quality in law enforcement is a vital asset to the community, and should be encouraged, promoted and formally recognized. The philosophy behind these awards is to recognize excellence in private sector partners and law enforcement agencies working together to address community problems and enhance public safety in their communities.

Award Categories:

  • Fallen Hero Award
    To be considered for this award the security officer must have died in the line of duty while performing authorized security functions for their employer or employer’s client. If applicable the individual must have been in full compliance with FSS 493 and not taking actions outside their scope of authority under FSS 493, any other applicable statute or ordinance or employer’s policy and not subject to investigation by the Florida Division of Licensing or other investigative authority.
  • Operation Cooperation Public/ Private Partnerships of Services
    This award category recognizes a police department and a private sector partner that has mutually worked together to solve a police related problem, or enhanced a police related service, or impacted positively on enhancing police services to the public.
  • Pillars of Success
    This award category recognizes men and women who previously served as law enforcement officers (police departments) and who now have transitioned in private sector security related positions.
  • “The Helping Hand”
    This award distinguishes an individual who at the time of the incident was in a private security position that significantly assisted a police department and/or a police officer(s) in the performance of their duty. Special emphasis should be placed on individuals that assisted in an apprehension, extensive investigative assistance/support, and/or provided personal assistance to a law enforcement officer that may have prevented serious injury or death.

Submissions will be evaluated by the Awards Committee, who will submit their recommendations to the FPCA Executive Board for final approval.

Deadline:  February 1st

  • Recipients notified
  • Awards will be presented during the FPCA Annual Summer Conference at the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday.


Please complete a nomination form (link above). The submission should be clear and concise. All documentation must follow the required format: nomination form, supporting narrative outlining reason for nomination and must be sent to the Florida Police Chiefs Association. Please note that nomination materials will not be returned. NO NOTEBOOKS, please.

Click here for the submission form

All submissions should be emailed to info@fpca.com .

Pillars of Success
Retired Major Eladio M. Paez, Precise Protective Research, Inc.

Operation Cooperation Public Private Partnerships of Service
St. Augustine Beach Police Department
K9’s Founder Debbie Johnson

Pillars of Success
Robert Rose and John Blackledge, Banback Easylift, Inc.

Operation Cooperation Public Private Partnerships of Service
Special Agent Logan Workman, United States Secret Service Miami Field Office
Investigator Bill Corfield, Target

Pillars of Success
Charles Vitale, Director of Security Operations, Simon Property Group

Operation Cooperation Public Private Partnerships of Service
North Miami Police Department
The Miami Dolphins (NFL)

Pillars of Success
Christopher Davis
Vice President and Chief Security Officer of NASCAR

Operation Cooperation Public Private Partnerships of Service
Detective Lazaro Daniel, Miami-Dade Police Department
Jeremy Greenleaf, The Home Depot

Pillar of Success
Retired Chief Doug Muldoon

Helping Hand
Executive Director Robert Neely
Alarm Association of Florida

Fallen Hero
Keith Cox

Operation Cooperation Public Private Partnerships of Service
Clearwater Police Department
Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County

Pillar of Success
Retired Major Al Perotti, Jr.

Fallen Hero
Vinel Lamour

Operation Cooperation Public Private Partnerships of Service
Palm Beach County School District Police Department
PSC Security Consultants/Willie Perez

Pillar of Success
Chief Michael Zoovas

Helping Hand
Anthony Diaz

Fallen Hero
Security Officer Luis Jhon

Operation Cooperation Public Private Partnerships of Service
Miami Dade Police Department
Bradenton Police Department


Fallen Hero
Protection Officer Michael Valentin

Pillars of Success
Russ Tuttle, Simon Property Group

Fallen Hero
Protection Officer Mathew Little

Operation Cooperation Public Private Partnerships of Service
Sunrise Police Department
The Simon Group
Valor Security

Pillars of Success
Glen Mowrey, Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC)
John Skinner, Director of Security, Major League Baseball

The Helping Hand
Mandy Richardson
Century Village/Kent Security