Bravery Award - Nominations Open
The NZ Police Association Bravery Award specifically recognises exceptional acts of police bravery; the ultimate expression of what is unique about policing.
The first award was made to Inspector Mike O’Leary, for his bravery in rescuing two children from a burning van, click here to find out more.
Last year awards went to former constable Marty Stiles and Constable Mike Wardle, who were involved in an incident in Christchurch in 2010 during which Senior Constable Bruce Lamb was shot in the face, his police dog, Gage, was killed and his colleague, Constable Mitch Alatalo, was shot in the leg, click here to find out more. A third award was also made, but due to the nature of the police work, the recipient could not be publicly identified.
Acts performed within the year 1 July to 30 June of the year of nomination will be considered. Nominations close 31 July.
To be eligible for nomination, a member must have undertaken a specific outstanding act of extraordinary bravery, above and beyond the reasonable expectations of a police officer performing their duty. Reasonable expectations may be higher of a member who is a member of a specialist squad and who is trained and equipped to confront a greater level of danger in the performance of their role. Nominations should take this factor into account.
Further details about which acts of bravery are eligible for nomination and the evaluation criteria can be found here.
Nominations can be made to your local Association Committee by completing a Bravery Award Nomination Form.