2011 Top Cop Awards

Since NAPO launched the awards program in 1994, the TOP COPS Awards® have paid tribute to outstanding law enforcement officers across the country for actions above and beyond the call of duty. TOP COPS® awardees are nominated by their fellow officers for outstanding service during the preceding calendar year.

The TOP COPS® are selected by an Awards Selection Committee comprised of national law enforcement representatives who choose one TOP COPS® case from each state and U.S. territory. The cases are then ranked and the top ten case winners are flown to Washington, DC for the awards ceremony. The awards show features a three-minute videotape of each TOP COP® and his or her story.

The TOP COPS Awards® are attended by celebrities, politicians, members of the national law enforcement community, corporate donors and other interested individuals.

KNOW A DESERVING MESA OFFICER?  Contact the MPA board at mpa@mesampa.com to help us nominate a member.


All nominations must meet the following provisions in order to be considered.

  • Nominee(s) must be a sworn law enforcement officer from any federal, state, county or local law enforcement agency within the United States, its possessions or territories.
  • Nomination must be submitted by a sworn law enforcement officer, who must provide their signature in the space designated below.
  • Nomination must involve a specific incident or case occurring between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010.


Please write a short essay on why your nominee should be considered for a 2011 TOP COPS Award®. This essay should be composed on a separate sheet of paper. Remember to be as specific as possible with references to dates, events etc. In addition, you will need to complete the nomination form and attach this form to your essay. We invite you to send additional information in support of your nominee: Newspaper articles, police reports and video tapes all help our judges in their decision making process. Kindly send your package, postmarked no later than January 11, 2011, to:

National Association of Police Organizations
317 South Patrick Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314