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Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Program



Nominations now open for Boating Officer of the Year

NASBLA is pleased to open nominations for the Boating Officer of the Year Award. The award is designed to recognize and honor outstanding service to recreational boating. Nominations are being accepting through April 1, 2014.

Boating law administrators should nominate candidates who have made an outstanding contribution to boating safety through enforcement. Nominations are open to all commissioned, certified or sworn peace officers authorized by the state to enforce the recreational boating safety laws of that state.

Three regional finalists will be chosen from among the state nominees and will win a paid trip to the NASBLA Annual Conference where the national boating officer of the year will be announced and recognized during the Awards Ceremony.

Nominations in the national program must be submitted electronically by a boating law administrator (or a BLA's designee) through the members-only portion of the NASBLA website by April 1.

To download the form to nominate an officer at the state level, click here. Send the completed nomination form to your state boating law administrator for his or her consideration before April 1.

For more information, contact Kimberly Jenkins at 859.225.9487.


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Would you like to help fund one of NASBLA's most prestigious awards? NASBLA is seeking a sponsor for the Butch Potts Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. This awards program was developed to celebrate country's outstanding marine officers.

Normally a three-year commitment, the sponsorship covers the expenses for the award, including travel to the NASBLA Annual Conference for each of the three regional award winners. Sponsorship includes the sponsor logo on the national award as well as on all announcements and press releases related to the award. Please contact Tom Hayward for more information!