JAILCON19 Southern Regional Awards

Nominate your boss or co-worker for one of the JAILCON19 Southern Regional Awards.

Awards will be presented at the JAILCON19 Awards Ceremony in conjunction with JAILCON19 Southern Regional Conference at the JW Marriott in New Orleans, LA.  Complimentary full conference registration will be provided by NIJO for the individual award recipients and for two agency representatives of the agency receiving the “Detention Facility Award”.  In addition, NIJO will provide lunch for one spouse/guest attending the awards luncheon for each award representative. NOTE: Attendees and award recipients are responsible for arranging and paying for their own transportation and lodging for the conference.

  • Application deadline: June 14th
  • Award recipient notification: July 1st
  
AWARDS & CRITERIA 

  • Detention Facility Innovation Award 
    Awarded to a detention facility which has demonstrated exceptional achievement in developing and/or enhancing a particular aspect or feature in the facility or in the operations of the facility in line with the mission of the Sheriff’s Office during the past year.
  • Detention “Rookie” of the Year Award 
    Awarded to a Certified Detention Officer, without regard to years in service, who has exhibited professionalism and dedication to the Office and the community during the past year.
  • Detention Supervisor of the Year Award 
    Awarded to a Certified Detention Officer serving in a supervisory capacity (Corporal and/or Sergeant) who excel in their positions and are highly regarded by their staff for their consistent leadership, integrity, understanding and support, both professionally and personally, during the past year.
  • Civilian Employee of the Year Award 
    Awarded to a “non-certified” Detention employee serving in a support section of the Office who has who provided innovative ideas that enhanced the efficiency of the facility in line with the mission of the Office during the past year.
  • Health Care Professional of the Year Award 
    Awarded to the Detention Center medical staff member who set the bar for jail medical programs and best represents the overall spirit of professionalism, caring, and dedication. This award is submitted by peer nominations from medical or detention staff members.
  • Detention Administrator of the Year Award 
    Awarded to a detention administrator/commander who has shown exemplary leadership and has contributed to the improvement of the jail environment positively for enhanced safety, security, and custody to benefit overall jail operations, officers, staff, inmates, and the general public.
  • Dedication to Excellence Award (aka Overworked & Underpaid Award) 
    Awarded to a detention officer, supervisor, or administrator who in the past year has gone above and beyond normal expectations by working extra hours, making extra effort to ensure the safety and security of staff members, inmates, and the general public.
  • Distinguished Valor Award 
    Awarded to a detention officer, supervisor, or administrator who has put it all on the line, by either voluntarily risking his/her own personal safety to heroically serve and protect or who has made critical decisions or has taken preventive actions that ensured the safety and security of staff, inmates and the general public.
 
 

 

All nominations should be submitted directly to NIJO Awards Committee by emailing to online@jailtraining.org or mailed to: 

 
NIJO – JAILCON19 Awards Committee
PO Box 1115 
Midway, UT  84049
 
If you have any questions concerning this application, please contact NIJO at 801.810.5245 or by contacting NIJO.