NRA's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award was established in 1993 and recognizes an exceptional act or service by a law enforcement officer and is administered by the NRA Law Enforcement Division. Nominations are accepted from anyone having knowledge of the nominee's actions. This includes, but is not limited to, the nominee's agency head, other law enforcement officials, elected officials, fellow officers, community leaders, interested citizens, and NRA members.
For eligibility information, award categories, and complete information, click here for the NRA Officer of the Year Nomination Form. Nominations can be sent at any time throughout the year, but must be received by October 15th.
Smith & Wesson, a premier supplier of police firearms, supports the NRA's Officer of the Year Program by providing an engraved firearm to the recipient of this prestigious award.
Ms. Marion P. Hammer has influenced many in her fight to preserve Second Amendment freedoms. To honor her pioneering spirit, the National Rifle Association bestows the Marion P. Hammer Women of Distinction Award in her name.