Each year at the Annual Conference of the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police during the annual banquet, awards are presented to deserving individuals who are nominated using the OACP award nomination form. The Awards Committee reviews each award nomination and selects award recipients to be recognized at the annual OACP conference.
Must be member in good standing who has performed actions or activities that demonstrate efforts to enhance the professionalism of the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police by helping meet the Association’s objectives through proven leadership.
The Paul Nagy Award
For contributions to OACP which exceed the high standards and contributions normally made by members.
The Max Patterson Ward
For outstanding contributions to OACP or the community in presenting programs of outstanding benefit to young people of all ages in their community. This would require direct input from the Chief and participation in the program.
The Karlyn Campbell Award
For members that have distinguished themselves as a mentor to others in this organization. The recipient offers guidance and encouragement to those around them and displays a nurturing nature that cultivates professional growth.
OACP Medal of Honor
For members who have been killed in the line of duty or seriously injured in the line of duty. May be awarded posthumously and may be received by designated family member(s). The member must have been acting in their official capacity as a law enforcement officer or was killed because of his/her employment as a law enforcement officer. Seriously injured means an injury that causes great bodily harm, which creates a probability of death or that causes significant permanent disfigurement, which causes significant permanent loss or impairment of the function of any body part or organ.
OACP Medal of Valor
For members who willingly distinguish themselves through an act of courage, involving a risk of imminent serious injury for the purpose of saving or protecting a human life.
Special Service Award
For outstanding service to OACP by an Active Member.
Awards For Non-Members
Citizens Life Saving Award For a citizen who saves the life of a member of the OACP.
For citizens who have provided outstanding leadership, contributions and/or assistance to the OACP.
Citizen Award Of Merit
For a citizen who performs an exceptional act or demonstrates a continued pattern of actions that further the mission and goals of the OACP or who made a significant impact or contribution to the law enforcement profession.
Youth Award Of Merit
For a citizen, under the age of 18, who performs an exceptional act or demonstrates a continued pattern of actions that further the mission and goals of the OACP or who made a significant impact or contribution to the law enforcement profession.
Medal Of Ultimate Sacrifice
Given to the family of an OACP member who dies in the lawful performance of policy duty. The award is intended to recognize the family for their sacrifice over the years in support of their loved one’s profession. This award may be given alone or in conjunction with other medals or awards.