The Public Safety Employee of the Year Award recognizes outstanding public safety personnel from every public safety agency in Cobb County. The Award of Merit recognizes an individual for an act of courage, demonstrating genuine care and concern for the citizens of the community and going above and beyond the call of duty, often resulting in a life being saved. The Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes an individual whose service and performance has exceeded the demands of the job. The Medal of Valor, which is only presented in special circumstances, is the highest award recognizing an individual for an act of bravery in a life-threatening situation.
Nominations should be for actions that occurred between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. Nominations for Public Safety Employee of the Year should be for individuals who have: performed their jobs with exceptional skills, innovation and results; exhibited leadership and increased employee morale; been involved in the community both on and off the job, reflecting favorably on their department; and exhibited critical incident management and devotion to responsibilities.
The Public Safety recognition awards will be presented at the Cobb Chamber’s October First Monday Breakfast on Oct. 6. The breakfast will kick off Public Safety Appreciation Week, a community-wide effort to say “thank you” to the men and women who work tirelessly to keep Cobb County safe.
Nominations forms can be found at www.cobbchamber.org/publicsafety. All nominations must be submitted by May 30, 2014. For more information, contact Tya Dawson at (770) 859-2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2014 Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast is presented by Cobb EMC and Northside Hospital.