J. Stannard Baker Award


It is that time of year again! The National Sheriffs’ Association would like to shine some light upon the J. Stannard Baker Award. This prestigious award recognizes those who have made significant contributions, or outstanding achievements, in highway safety over the course of their career. We at the National Sheriffs’ Association are dedicated to promoting exemplary performance and inventive approaches to enforcing traffic safety. Attached to our email is our promotion of the J. Stannard Baker Award. We request that you relay this information to traffic safety personnel throughout your state by whatever means available to you.

To be considered for the J. Stannard Baker Award: one must first be nominated by a law enforcement agency, traffic safety group or official; and second, must be a full-time paid employee of a city/county office of sheriff or provide outstanding traffic safety contributions benefitting the office of sheriff. However, an individual in the public or private sector can receive the “Special Award to Governmental or Private Individuals”. When considering applicants, the duration of an applicant’s body of work is taken into account but the quality of the service or program is the essential factor.

Nominations must be submitted by May 1st, 2018 to the National Sheriffs’ Association and the application is on our website under traffic safety. If you have any questions regarding the J. Stannard Baker Award, the following link will take you to our full description of the award: http://www.sheriffs.org/about-nsa/j-stannard-baker-award-highway-safety.

The National Sheriffs’ Association as well as our great nation owes all of those who work in traffic safety a huge debt of gratitude for the work they do and the lives they save as a result. This exceptional award is a true honor and is our best attempt to formally recognize and convey our appreciation to this year’s current pioneer of traffic safety. We urge anyone that feels deserving of the J. Stannard Baker Award to apply.

Sean Fitzpatrick
Traffic Safety Coordinator
National Sheriffs’ Association
1450 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-5359 (main)

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