This award is presented each year to a SWAT/Tactical/Patrol Unit whose members distinguished themselves through valorous actions during a tactical operation or call for service.
A selection committee reviews a situation 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.
The nomination(s) eligible for review shall be the previous year of the awards banquet. (For example - Banquet in 2023, the situation must occur in 2023 or earlier to be eligible for review)
All nominations must include the following:
Winners of these prestigious OTOA Awards are provided the following