2020 TOP COPS Awards®



Each year since 1994 NAPO has presented the TOP COPS Awards® Ceremony.  The purpose of the TOP COPS Awards® is to educate the American public about our nation’s heroes and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers in federal, state, county, tribal and local agencies from across the country for actions above and beyond the call of duty during the preceding year. Our TOP COPS are nominated by fellow officers. An independent Awards Selection Committee comprised of national law enforcement representatives select, from hundreds of nominations, one TOP COP case from each of the 50 States and U.S. territories. Officers from the top ten cases are selected as our TOP COPS Award® Winners. In each remaining state, one case has been selected for which the officer(s) will receive an Honorable Mention award.

Nominations for the 2021 TOP COPS Awards are now being accepted. Please complete the nomination form and return to NAPO prior to January 11, 2021.


The 27th Annual TOP COPS Awards Dinner

In light of the current restrictions regarding the coronavirus put in place by the State of Maryland, the Washington, D.C. government, the President’s Coronavirus Task Force, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 TOP COPS Awards® Dinner until later this year. 

We have rescheduled the TOP COP Awards Dinner for Sunday, October 18th at the JW Marriott Beach Resort in Marco Island, Florida. The Event will be held in conjunction with NAPO’s previously scheduled Attorney Seminar.

Be sure to check back here for updates in early summer

Please also be aware that many National Police Week events have been postponed or canceled including the Candlelight Vigil and the Blue Mass.


Congratulations to all our 
2020 Top Cops Award Winners!

Please visit our Top Cops event page for information on
scheduling, tickets, flights, hotels. 


Los Angeles Police Department
Police Officer II Diego Bracamontes
Police Officer II Mark Chiu
Police Officer II Nicholas Dominguez
Police Officer II Christopher A. Guerrero
Police Officer II Steven Martinez
Police Officer II Enrique Trujillo
Police Officer III Ian Robert Chessum
Sergeant II Gustavo Gutierrez

City of Doral Police Department
Police Officer Ralph Cuan
Sergeant Luis E. Celis
Sergeant Scott R. Demby II
Sergeant Alberto Tellez
Miami-Dade Police Department
Police Officer Joseph Azrak

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Undercover Agents
West Palm Beach Police Department
Undercover Agent

Boston Police Department
Police Officer William A. Hull
Police Officer Mark L. Whalen

Trenton Police Department
Police Officer Matthew Bledsoe
Police Officer Robert J. Furman III
Detective Michael Cipriano Jr.
Detective Eliezer Ramos


Jersey City Police Department
Police Officer John Boamah
Police Officer Felix DeJesus
Police Officer James Frattini
Detective Mariela Fernandez
Detective Kendric Jackson
Detective Ray Sanchez
Undercover Officers
Sergeant Marjorie E. Jordan
Newark Police Department
Detective Joseph M. Kerik

Rochester Police Department
Officer Dennison W. Wright

Syracuse Police Department
Police Officer Leonard Brown
Police Officer Collin Flagler
Police Officer Matthew Tynan
Sergeant Shawn Hahn
Sergeant Shawn Hauck

Dayton Police Department
Police Officer Jeremy Campbell
Police Officer Vincent J. Carter
Police Officer David M. Denlinger
Police Officer Ryan D. Nabel
Police Officer Brian L. Rolfes
Sergeant William C. Knight

Appleton Police Department
Officer Paul M. Christensen
Sergeant Christopher Biese



Maricopa County Adult Probation Department
Officer Kevin Peters
Mesa Police Department
Detective Jared Bowman
Detective Brandon Grissom
Detective Christopher Lentine
Detective Jacob Alexander
Detective Christen Rope
Sergeant James Hermes

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Corporal Alex Nunes
K-9 Deputy Ryan Soriano

Chicago Police Department
Detective Michael J. Chiocca
Lieutenant Thomas R. Lamb Jr.
Sergeant John M. Hamilton
Task Force Officer Jairo Valeriano
Task Force Officer Fernando Soto
Police Officer George Whiting
Police Officer Michaela M. Tuohy
Police Officer Adam Wazny

Federal Correctional Institution - Pollock
Correctional Officer Cameron Delrie

Prince George's County Police Department
Police Officer Joseph H. Killian
Police Officer First Class Eduardo H. Ventura
Police Corporal Jeffrey S. Bragg Jr.

Detroit Police Department
Police Officer Ryan L. Shrum
Police Officer Hayley Genaw

Aitkin County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Travis Winter

New York City  Police Department
Police Officer Raychel Campanella-Rivera
Police Officer Vanesa Medina

Las Vegas Metro Police Department
Police Officer Devin McHale
Police Officer Preston Ellis
Police Officer Joaquin Escobar
Police Officer Gabriel Lea

Norman Police Department
Detective Dakota Cook

Portland Police Bureau
Police Officer Jackson Oldham
Police Officer Nathan Kirby-Glatkowski
Police Officer Cassandra Wells

Philadelphia Police Department
Police Officer Liam N. Feeney
Police Officer Shawn Dobbins
Police Officer Nino Hernandez
Police Officer Daniel Topf

Laredo Police Department
Sergeant Sergio A.  Mendiola

Newport News Police Department
Police Officer Robert B. Stewart

Prosser Police Department
Police Officer Antonio Bustamante

La Crosse Police Department
Police Officer Dustin Darling

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Special Agent James Faulkner