The event is open to the public, advanced registration is required.
The ceremony recognizes members of the various public safety departments, as well as every day citizens who have gone above and beyond to ensure the safety of others. Awards for the 2019 Valor Awards are for specific acts that occurred from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
Funds from this year’s Valor Awards event will go to the Frederick County/Winchester Law Enforcement Foundation to be used to benefit community events coordinated by the Winchester Police Department the purpose of which is to increase transparency, build relationships, and educate the public on law enforcement and trends that may affect them. Some of these events include community fairs, Cookies with Cops, Coloring with Cops, the North End Summer Kickoff, and the Junior Academy. The department also creates packets of information to provide education and information to the community regarding bike safety, bullying, self-defense, child safety seat installations, elder abuse, and fraud alerts. Additional goals of these programs include:
Gold Award of Valor
Silver Award of Valor
Bronze Award of Valor
Meritorious Action Award
Winchester Police Department | Second Shift A Squad
Winchester Police Department | Crisis Negotiation Team
Winchester Police Department | SWAT Team
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