This award shall be presented to an individual, unit, or department who has displayed excellence throughout the year in the field of Vehicle Identification and/or Recovery.

These actions can include, but are not limited to:

a.    A large-scale investigation involving multiple vehicles, jurisdictions, or suspects.

b.    Innovative ideas or programs which resulted in a positive impact on the community.

c.     Large or unique vehicle recoveries.

d.    Any other actions, programs, or investigations deemed appropriate by the Awards Committee.

Any nominee who was nominated for but not selected for the Award of Merit shall receive a Certificate of Merit.

The Southeast Regional Chapter shall furnish the recipient(s) of this award:

A certificate signed by the President of the Southeast Chapter and the Awards Committee Chairman depicting the name of the award, the recipient’s name, and the date and location of the presentment.

There is no maximum number of these awards that can presented each year.

This award will be presented by the President and the Chairman of the Awards Committee during the Opening Ceremonies of the Annual Training Seminar.