DOJ Exceptional Service Awards
The Wisconsin Department of Justice invites you to submit nominations for the newly established Exceptional Service Awards. Recipients will be recognized annually at the Attorney General’s Summit.
Nominations for this year’s awards are due back to the Wisconsin Department of Justice by February 1st, 2016.
Click here for nomination form
Award categories are:
Crime Victim Advocate of the Year
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Victim Advocate of the Year award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service and advocacy for crime victims. The nominee should be someone who has worked on behalf of victims to ensure, enhance, or enforce crime victim rights and has made a positive difference in the lives of victims. The nominee should be someone who is recognized as a leader within their field/community and exhibits extraordinary work. This could include direct service, system and/or community change, or championing a legislative initiative that has made a positive impact on victims of crime.
Forensic Science Contribution of the Year
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Forensic Science Contribution of the Year award recognizes the outstanding achievements of a forensic scientist, evidence specialist, AFIS technician, or other laboratory employee who has exhibited objectivity, impartiality, clarity, integrity, and dedication in the performance of their duties. This award may be based upon their extraordinary efforts in handling a specific case or cases, or a longstanding record of contributions to their laboratory, discipline, or forensic science as a whole.
Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award recognizes a law enforcement officer who has demonstrated exemplary service and devotion to duty. Although a single heroic incident may be worthy, nominees who have distinguished themselves and their profession throughout their careers will be given special consideration. These exemplary services include but are not limited to: law enforcement service, community service, extreme action of valor, and other notable contributions to the law enforcement profession.
Prosecutor of the Year
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Prosecutor of the Year award recognizes outstanding achievements by a prosecutor. Nominees should be individuals who have exhibited excellence, fairness, integrity, and dedication in the performance of their duties. This award may be based upon the extraordinary efforts in the prosecution of a specific case or cases, or a longstanding record of contributions to the prosecution profession, law enforcement, or their community.
2014 Award Winners
Crime Victim Advocate - Holli Stephens, West Allis Police Department
Forensic Scientist - Christopher Johnson, Wisconsin State Crime Lab
Law Enforcement Officer - Randy Schultz, Brown County Sheriff's Office
Prosecutor - Gary Freyberg - Wisconsin Department of Justice
Prosecutor - Richard Lewis, Clark County Districts Attorney's Office