Annual Awards Program

The Baltimore County Police Foundation Awards Program was established in 1980 to recognize police department employees for outstanding performance and to strengthen the relationship between the department and the business community. All members of the department, sworn and professional staff are eligible for nomination.

Awards are given for:

  • Community Service
  • Crime Prevention
  • Distinguished Contribution to the Profession
  • Exceptional Performance (Individual and Group)
  • “Michael P. Caruthers” Rookie of the Year
  • Valor

Nominations are made by a department member, screened by the nominee’s supervisor, and then considered by the Foundation’s Awards Committee. Each award recipient is honored with a Foundation plaque, a specially designed ribbon bar, and a check for $1,000 for individual awards, and $3,000 to be shared equally for three or more nominees in a particular category.