This award is presented each year to a SWAT/Tactical/Patrol Unit whose members have distinguished themselves through valorous actions during a tactical operation or call for service.
A selection committee reviews situations in which members of the nominated unit clearly acted without regard for the safety of their own lives in order to safely resolve a situation, thus protecting fellow officers and/or innocent victims and bystanders.
Nominations eligible for review must be from the previous year of the awards banquet. For example, the situation must have occurred in 2023 or earlier to be eligible for review.
All nominations must include the following:
2024 OTOA Awards Banquet Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 6 pm - 8 pm Kalahari Resorts & Convention Center, Sandusky, Ohio
Winners of these prestigious OTOA Awards receive the following: