Submit your nominee for the Narcotic Interdiction Officer of the Year & Narcotic Interdiction Group of the Year
The Narcotics Interdiction Officer of the Year (NIOY) award will be presented annually to a member of the law enforcement community who has distinguished him or herself through dedicated service and personal achievement in drug interdiction duties. Nominees must be active law enforcement officers working full or part-time in the field of domestic or international drug interdiction.
The Narcotics Interdiction Unit of the Year (NIUY) award will be presented annually to an interdiction unit of the law enforcement community who has distinguished themselves through dedicated service and personal achievement in drug interdiction duties. Nominees must be active law enforcement officers working full or part-time in the field of domestic or international drug interdiction.
Submission of applications must be completed and returned (post-marked) to INIA no later than May 15, 2021. Please print off the appropriate application and mail to INIA, Attn: Officer/Unit of the Year, PO Box 1757, Spring Hill, TN 37174. Nominations received after this date will not be considered for the NIOY or NIUY award. Nominators can be any co-worker, supervisor, other officer or employee of a law enforcement agency, or member of INIA.
All nominees must have participated in drug interdiction as his or her regular duties (either full or part time) during all or part of the rating period. The rating period documenting the nominees will be from June 1, 2020 to the filing closure date, May 15, 2021.
Nomination applications should include the following information:
- The background of the nominee(s);
- A description of the nominee’s accomplishments in his/her/their work assignments including specific significant cases involving the interdiction of narcotics, innovative techniques in interdiction, and overall statistical performance;
- The nominee’s contribution to his/her/their agency or agencies in the nominee’s law enforcement community;
- The nominee’s accomplishments personally, as a citizen, in his/her/their community, and/or any additional qualifying information that will assist in selecting the most worthy candidate for the NIOY or NIUY award.
The NIOY recipient will be awarded lifetime membership status with INIA, which gives the officer lifetime membership to the website membership areas.*
*This does not include registration fees to any INIA training, including our annual conference.