The Spirit of OTOA Award

The OTOA wants to acknowledge tactically minded first responders who exhibit commitment, expertise, enthusiasm, and/or valorous actions.

Any person can nominate an individual or group who qualifies for recognition under the below criteria.

An awards committee selected by the OTOA board of directors will make the final decisions regarding the awards.

The Spirit of the OTOA

This award honors an individual, corporation or organization whose work epitomizes the ultimate vision of the OTOA — to save lives. Consideration is given to those who have a long-term commitment to promote officer safety, sound tactics, and professionalism.

All nominations must include the following:


  •     Officers Full Name.
  •     Department / Agency.
  •     SWAT Team assigned.
  •     Documentation of the event; Synopsis of the event in the body of an email or an attached Word document.
  •     A contact person to verify the event, actions or conduct.

Email all nominations to:

Submission Deadline: May 15

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