As concerned citizens and veterans, Legionnaires have always fostered a strong sense of law and order and have upheld the protection of American citizens and the American way of life. They have always held law enforcement agencies in the highest regard, and many Posts and Departments already recognize outstanding law enforcement officers of various jurisdictions who daily serve our communities and frequently lay their lives on the line.
To be eligible for consideration, nominees must meet the following criteria:
- Be a citizen of the United States;
The American Legion Department of Nebraska will submit one nomination from the state for the National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. This award is given at Legion Headquarter's annual convention.
- Download the Department of Nebraska Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Application Form. The complete application package must be submitted to Department Headquarters in Lincoln by December 1st.