Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor
Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor
Nomination for Extraordinary Valor
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

The MOV nomination period is now open. Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on July 31, 2018. For question about the MOV nomination process or nomination submission, please contact Gregory Joy, Designated Federal Officer, Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, at

The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor is awarded, by the President or Vice President of the United States, to a public safety officer who has exhibited exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness and presence of mind, and unusual swiftness of action, regardless of his or her own personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.

For the purpose of this award, a public safety officer is defined as a person serving a public agency, with or without compensation, as a firefighter, law enforcement officer, or emergency services officer. The term "law enforcement officer" includes a person who is a corrections or court officer or a civil defense officer.

For a nominee to be eligible to receive the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, an on line nomination must be filled out and submitted. Any supporting information can be shipped to the National Medal of Valor Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW., Washington, D.C. 20531, attn. Gregory Joy, or emailed to Nominations must be certified by the Chief Executive Or Director of the appointing authority/submitting agency. Each nomination can only be used to recognize a single nominee for a single act of valor accomplished during the period of June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. Please complete all designated sections.

To be considered, the application file must include:

  1. The electronic Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor online application.

  2. Statements by witnesses or individuals having personal knowledge of the facts surrounding the nominee's act of valor and/or other supporting documentation.