The award for the Member of the Year is the most prestigious acknowledgment that our membership
can bestow on one of its own. It is an honor that is given each year, either at the midterm Board
Meeting or at our National Conference.
In 2018 the Member of the Year Award Committee will determine who will receive this distinguished
award at the Fall National Board Meeting in Independence, Ohio.
The Jack Dudek Member of the Year Award was established as a means of rewarding an individual
member for his or her service and dedication to the community, his or her department, and the
Fraternal Order of Police on the local, state and national levels.
Nominations are to be submitted in resume form by a subordinate lodge stating the qualifications of the
member being nominated for this award. The following guidelines are to be followed for the correct
submission of an application and consideration by the committee for selection as Member of the Year.
A. All applications must be submitted in legible typewritten form (five copies, please), giving all
pertinent information as to why the members of your lodge feel the applicant should be
considered for this prestigious award.
B. All applications must be submitted by a subordinate lodge in good standing. No individual
member shall submit his or her name as a nominee for this award.
C. Nominees should be considered on the basis of his or her career in the law enforcement
profession, his or her FOP involvement, and service to the community.
D. Only active FOP members currently working in law enforcement or retired from law
enforcement service shall be considered for this award. Retired law enforcement officers are
to be considered as active members.
E. All applications will be sent to the committee chairperson who will then disseminate copies to
the selection committee members.
F. In order to allow the committee ample time to read and consider each application, a cut-off
date must be set for receiving applications.
G. All applications must be received by the committee chairperson no later than six weeks prior
to the first day of the Board Meeting or National Conference. The deadline for 2018
nominations is September 4
H. After each committee member receives a copy of all properly submitted applications, the
committee members will then advise the chairperson of his or her choice for the Fraternal
Order of Police Member of the Year Award.
I. The committee chairperson, after receiving each committee member's selection in writing,
will advise the whole committee as to the applicant receiving the most votes and declare that
individual the winner of the award.
J. The chairperson of the committee will then advise the National President of the selection by
the committee and will follow the directives of the National President as to preparations of
the Member of the Year plaque.
Jack Dudek Member of the Year Award