DOJ Press Release letterhead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 15, 2006
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/
Office of Justice Programs
Contact: Joan LaRocca
Phone: (202) 307-0703
TTY: (202) 514-1888

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2005-2006 PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER MEDAL OF VALOR

*MEDIA ADVISORY*

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
2005-2006 PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER MEDAL OF VALOR

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs is accepting nominations beginning May 31, 2006 for the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. The medal is awarded annually by the President to public safety officers cited by the Attorney General who have exhibited exceptional courage in protecting or saving human lives

WHAT:                        2005- 2006 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Nominations
                                       Online Form at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/medalofvalor

NOMINATION
PERIOD:                    May 31 - July 31, 2006

CRITERIA:               Acts of Valor performed from June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006
                                    by public safety officers nominated by the chief executive of their employing agencies

REFERENCES:         Additional information about the Medal of Valor
                                    and those honored for their acts of courage is available
                                    on the Medal of Valor website at www.ojp.usdoj.gov

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