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Selection Process

Selection Process

ODW Top Agency Award

The top 3 agencies will be selected based on the agency reports following the Operation Dry Water Heightened Awareness & Enforcement Weekend (June 29 - July 1, 2018). Click here to learn more about after action reporting for Operation Dry Water.

The deadline to submit your agency report to be considered for the ODW Top Agency Award is July 31st

ODW Officer of the Year Award



The ODW Officer of the Year nominations will open July 1st, 2018 - the last day of the Operation Dry Water Heightened Awareness & Enforcement Weekend.

The deadline for ODW Officer of the Year nominations is July 31st. The nomination must be submitted by the officer's agency.

The Officer of the Year will be recognized nationally based on:
  • The officer’s agency participated and reported results for the Operation Dry Water weekend.
  • The officer worked at least one day of the Operation Dry Water weekend.
  • Submission of a narrative by the officer’s agency to include: A description of the officer’s work during Operation Dry Water weekend and throughout the year in boating under the influence (BUI) prevention and enforcement.

Eligibility

Nominations are open to all commissioned, certified or sworn peace officers authorized to enforce state and/or federal recreational boating safety laws.
 
Agencies should nominate candidates who participated in the Operation Dry Water weekend and who are making a difference in recreational boating safety by educating boaters, raising awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence, removing impaired operators from the nation’s waterways and protecting our nation and the communities they serve.

Nominations for this award may be submitted by any agency that participated and reported results for Operation Dry Water  2018.