OTOA Awards

OTOA Award for Unit Valor

OTOA Awards

The OTOA wants to acknowledge tactically minded first responders and individuals who exhibit commitment, expertise, enthusiasm, support and/or valorous actions.

Any person can nominate an individual or group who qualifies for recognition.

An awards committee selected by the OTOA board of directors will make the final decision regarding the recipient(s) of the awards.


OTOA Award Unit / Team Valor 
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The OTOA Award for Unit / Team Valor

This award is presented each year to a SWAT/Tactical/Patrol Unit whose members distinguished themselves through valorous actions during a tactical operation. 

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 previous year of the awards banquet.
(example - Banquet in 2020, situation must occur in 2019 or earlier to be eligible for review)

Submission Deadline: February 28

All nominations must include the following:

  • Tactical Team/Agency Unit Complete Name. (No abbreviations)
  • Department / Agency.
  • Unit/Team members to be recognized.(if applicable)
  • Documentation of the event; Synopsis of the event in the paragraph form.
  • A contact person to verify the event, actions or conduct.

Send a question to OTOA Awards Chairman - Ramon Diaz

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