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Awards Program

Awards Program

The Operation Dry Water Awards Program recognizes law enforcement officers and agencies that are making a positive impact on boating under the influence (BUI).
 
These law enforcement officers and agencies participate in the national Operation Dry Water (ODW) campaign and make a difference in recreational boating safety by raising awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence and by removing impaired operators from the nation’s waterways – protecting our nation and the communities they serve.
 
Operation Dry Water and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) will recognize the top agencies and officer nationwide based on BUI related activity and their participation in the Operation Dry Water campaign.

 
ODW Top Agency Award
The top agency in each category (small, medium and large) will be recognized nationally based on the number of BUI arrests made / the number of officer deployed for the Operation Dry Water weekend.The winner in each category will be invited to send one representative to the NASBLA Annual Conference and will be recognized in person at the NASBLA Awards Banquet.

Deadline for reporting in order to be considered for the Top Agency Award is July 31st.


ODW Officer of the Year Award
The Officer of the Year will be recognized nationally based on a nomination submitted by the Officer's agency which includes a description of the officer’s work throughout the year in BUI prevention and enforcement, as well as their activity and BUI arrests from the Operation Dry Water weekend. The Officer of the Year will be invited to the NASBLA Annual Conference and will be recognized in person at the NASBLA Awards Banquet.

Deadline for agency reporting and officer nominations in order to be considered for the Officer of the Year Award is July 31st.


More information on eligibility.

 

Submit Nomination

Nominations can be submitted starting July 1st, 2018.