Every year, the Bureau of Justice Assistance accepts nominations for the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor. The medal is awarded annually by the President or Vice President to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life. A “public safety officer” is a person (living or deceased) who is serving or has served in a public agency, with or without compensation, as a firefighter; law enforcement officer, including a corrections, court, or civil defense officer; or emergency services officer, as determined by the U.S. Attorney General.
The nomination period for the 2022-2023 Medal of Valor is from May 31, 2023, to August 7, 2023. All acts of valor that took place between June 1, 2022, and May 31, 2023, are eligible for nomination.
This Partner Toolkit is intended to spread awareness about the Medal of Valor and consists of email and social media content, as well as a graphic that can be leveraged.
Subject: Prepare Your Nomination for the 2022-2023 Medal of Valor
Body of message:
The nomination period for the 2022-2023 Medal of Valor is now open.
Each year, the Bureau of Justice Assistance recognizes public safety officers in law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency services for their exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty. Recipients are considered by the federal, state, and local review boards and will be honored by the President or Vice President during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
This is the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer.
Learn about past award recipients, and if you know of similarly deserving public safety officers, submit your nominations for the 2022-2023 Medal of Valor by August 7, 2023.
You can also watch a video of the May 17, 2023, Medal of Valor awards ceremony, which was held during Police Week.
Thank you for taking the time to recognize those who commit themselves to keeping our communities safe.
Following are social media posts that can be created to link to the MOV website:
- June 2023:
- Do you know a public safety officer who has demonstrated exceptional acts of courage in the line of duty? @DOJBJA is now accepting nominations for the 2022-2023 #MedalOfValor: Learn about this prestigious award and submit your nomination by August 7, 2023
- Each year, @DOJBJA honors public safety officers in law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency services who demonstrate extraordinary acts of service. Submit your nomination for the 2022-2023 #MedalOfValor—the highest award for valor by a public safety officer
- July 2023:
- Are you submitting a nomination for @DOJBJA’s 2022-2023 #MedalOfValor? Find helpful resources such as frequently asked questions, submission requirements, and the nomination template. Nominations are due August 7, 2023
- Don’t forget to nominate public safety officers for @DOJBJA’s 2022-2023 #MedalofValor. Nominators can submit more than one nomination for the review period. Accepting nominations through August 7, 2023
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