Nominations are now being accepted for the Steve Whalen Memorial Policing Award. The annual award recognizes a Dayton Police Department officer demonstrating extraordinary commitment to the community.
Officer Steve Whalen was killed in the line of duty in March 1991. He was known as a community-oriented public servant who made himself accessible to the public above and beyond his normal police duties. The Steve Whalen Memorial Policing Award was established in 1993 to recognize a current Dayton police officer who embodies a similar commitment to the community.
You can nominate a dedicated Dayton Police officer at daytonohio.gov by clicking the link below. Nominations must be submitted by April 21, 2017.
The Steve Whalen Memorial Policing Award will be presented at the annual Dayton Police Awards Ceremony on May 11 at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center, 1000 N. Keowee St. The community is welcome to attend.