Tallahassee, FL - The Leon County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association (CAAA) has established an annual ‘Leon County Deputy of the Year Award’ to be presented to an outstanding Deputy in April 2011.
In keeping with the mission of the Association to “promote and preserve a close relationship between the alumni, the community and the LCSO,” the intent of the award is to provide a way for the CAAA to recognize a Deputy that has been identified by a citizen for outstanding service to the community. Anyone can nominate a Deputy for outstanding service performed in Leon County during the designated time period of April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011. While the event/service must take place in
Leon County, the person making the nomination does not have to be a resident of Leon County.
Deputies are serving the community in many types of situations each day. The categories of outstanding service to be recognized include; heroic life saving event, distinguished above & beyond service, community involvement, exemplary level of professionalism. Award nomination forms are available through the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit. You may also visit the LCSO website at http://lcso.leonfl.org/deputyoftheyear_nominationform.pdf to obtain a nomination form.
After the nomination deadline, the nominations will be reviewed by a panel consisting of the Sheriff, members of CAAA and members of the community. The award will consist of a cash award and an
engraved plaque. The award presentation will be made at the graduation banquet of the LCSO Citizen’s Academy in April 2011. Nomination deadline is March 31, 2011.