The Wall of Honor Award distinguishes former retired members of the FPCA or persons of distinction who made major contributions to the FPCA. The Wall immortalizes those persons who contributed greatly to the FPCA and will provide important historical information to current and future FPCA members, families and visitors to headquarters.
Persons considered for this award must be inactive as a Chief Law Enforcement Officer for a total non-consecutive, cumulative period of at least three years as of November of the submission year. This eligibility requirement would not apply if the person is deceased.
Nomination for inclusion for the Wall of Honor will be solicited by both e-mail beginning November 1st of each year. Nomination for the award may be made by current or past members of FPCA. Please click here for nomination form. If you do not have e-mail capability then please forward via mail to FPCA Headquarters, ATTN: Wall of Honor Award, PO Box 14038, Tallahassee, FL 32317. The deadline for receipt of nominations is February 1st. The total nomination package must not exceed 5 pages. Any nomination packages over five (5) pages will not be considered.
All nominations are distributed to the Past President’s Committee for selection.
There are two classifications of retired candidates, “Current” and “Veteran”. Current candidates include former Chiefs who have been retired as a Chief Law Enforcement Officer for more than three (3) years. Veteran candidates include Chiefs who have been retired as a Chief Law Enforcement Officer for more than twenty (20) years. There is also an “Other” classification for persons of distinction who have made major contributions to the FPCA.
Up to three (3) “current” nominations, one (1) “veteran” nomination and up to one (1) “Other” nomination may be awarded annually. Additional nominations may be awarded with Executive Board approval. The process for recognition will require a vote of 75% in favor of the successful nominee. In the event of a tie above the number of yearly awards, one additional award will be permitted in each category. “Retired seniority” will be the tie-breaking criteria. Additional qualifying awards over this maximum to the following year.
Date of notification to the winners and/or their family members will be made by March 15th of each year to allow time for travel and hotel arrangements.
The award presentation will be made at our Annual Summer Conference Awards Banquet. The award will consist of a caricature facsimile of the award recipient with a bio of the awardee which will emphasize on his/her contribution to the Florida Police Chief’s Association or the Profession of Law Enforcement for the State of Florida or the United States. The nominee or his family will receive a duplicate award or some type of replica facsimile of the award and two tickets to the Annual Banquet. The award will be displayed during the entire Summer Conference before being placed at FPCA Headquarters.
February 1st: Submission deadline
After March 15th: Recipients or Family Members of deceased recipients notified