2021 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 2022 TOP COPS Awards are now being accepted. Please complete the nomination form and return to NAPO prior to January 11, 2022.


The 28th Annual TOP COPS Awards Dinner

Will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021
 in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with
the celebration of National Police Week.

 This event sells out!

Information regarding tickets for the Awards Dinner will be available in May

Please Note: Tickets for the Awards Dinner must be purchased in advance.


Thank you for joining us in honoring America's Finest!





San Diego Police Department
Police Officer Jonathan Wiese

Riviera Beach Police Department
Detective Jemel V. Headings

Prince George's County Police Department
Police Officer First Class Matthew Scott
Police Officer First Class Brandon Westfall
Corporal Robert I. Boyce
Sergeant Haris A. Johnson

Detroit Police Department
Lieutenant Jeffrey P. Morin

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Police Officer Logan Jex
Police Officer TJ Keller
Police Officer Carl Loskill
Police Officer Keaton Courtley
Police Officer Kyle Quimiro
Detective Aaron Denson
Sergeant Erik Perkett
Lieutenant Erik L. Lloyd
Captain Dori Koren

New York City Police Department
Police Officer Joseph M. Murphy
Police Officer Christopher Wells

Oklahoma City Police Department
Police Officer Zachary Barby
Police Officer Benjamin Cain
Police Officer Robin Ridner
Sergeant Julian Barrie
Sergeant Kelly Jon Cassidy
Sergeant Mark A. Garrett
Master Sergeant John A. Baker
Master Sergeant Matt Gilmore
Captain Valerie Littlejohn

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
Police Officer Brenna Hosey
Police Officer Richard Tylor Luellen
Police Officer Michael Sipos
Police Officer Amanda Kristen Topping
Police Officer James L. Wells Jr.
Sergeant Timothy Miller

Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Security Department
Master-At-Arms Petty Officer Third Class Levi Milligan
Master-At-Arms Petty Officer Second Class Yaisa Coburn

United States Marshals Service
Deputy United States Marshal Jorge Betancur
Deputy United States Marshal Frederick Porcaro