JAILCON20 Western Regional Awards

Nominate your boss or co-worker for one of the JAILCON20 Western Regional Corrections Professionals Awards.

Awards will be presented November 11, 2020,at the JAILCON20 Awards Ceremony in conjunction with JAILCON20 Western Regional Conference at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.  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.

  • NEW Application deadline: August 15th
  • Award recipient notification: September 15th


  • 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.
  • 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 jhammer@jailtraining.org or mailed to: 

NIJO – JAILCON20 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.