About the Top Cop Awards, Presented by the Greater Hampton Roads Regional Crime Lines
Since 2000, the Greater Hampton Roads Regional Crime Lines has gathered to honor local law enforcement officers, individuals, corporations and organizations that have helped make our community a safer place to live and work.
The Top Cop Awards dinner and program also raises revenue to provide the 1-888-LOCK-U-UP telephone service for the regional programs.
Greater Hampton Roads Regional Crime Lines, a non-profit charitable organization. Please remember, the region’s Crime Line and Crime Solvers programs are supported solely through contributions from private sources. Tax dollars do not support these programs.
Nominations are accepted at certain times during the year so check this site for news and updates.
Categories and Criteria
Local Community Law Enforcement Professional (Top Cop)
Nominees from each participating Hampton Roads locale will be considered based on their contributions in making their community safer through consistent, salutary performance and dedication, as demonstrated by their leadership skills and personal achievements, from January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016. Nominations based on a single event or incident will NOT be considered. Nominees may be either an individual or a group such as a squad or unit. Nominees must live in the Hampton Roads area and perform service in a participating city, town or county.
Corporation, Organization and Individual (Civilian)
Nominees in these categories will be considered based on how their sustained supportive efforts from January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016 contributed to making Hampton Roads a safer community in which to live and work. Civic, community and religious groups are eligible for the organization award. Corporations and organizations must be located in the Hampton Roads area. Individuals must live in the Hampton Roads area and perform service in a participating city, town or county.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominees will be considered based on outstanding leadership skills and personal achievement in direct support of crime solving that have, over a period of at least ten years, consistently contributed to making Hampton Roads a safer community. Nominees must live in the Hampton Roads area and perform service in a participating city, town or county. This category is open to individuals, both civilians and sworn law enforcement personnel, who meet the specified criteria.