Quill & Badge

Quill & Badge

Previous Honorees

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VFW Magazine -2016

VFW Magazine

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Greta V. Susteren, Fox News – 2015

“Honor, overshadowed by grief of cops’ families”

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Bob Schieffer, CBS News – 2015

“Don’t Overlook the Good Cops”

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Michael Medved, USA Today – 2014

“Slow down, police are the good guys”

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Bob Lonsberry, WHAM Radio – 2013

“The Cops Amaze Me”

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Heather MacDonald – 2012

Los Angeles Times

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Denis Hamill – 2012

“NYPD Cops Should Be Treated Like Heroes..”

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Bryan Heger -2007

“Me and the Boys:…”

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Scott Baker – 2007

“A Warmer Shade of Blue “


Founded in 1995 with a single recipient, The Quill & Badge Award has since gone to individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to the law enforcement community through their commitment to excellence in communication. This annual award recognizes journalists and others who have written or produced information for the general public that provides an accurate picture of the men and women dedicated to careers in law enforcement.

I.U.P.A. seeks submissions from throughout the country for each year’s awards. Judging is conducted by three former police officers and one professional with journalism credentials. The criteria includes clarity and accuracy, the ability to interest the public in the message, and the potential for affecting a positive change in the public attitude toward law enforcement.

The International Union of Police Associations and it’s educational division, the Institute for Police Research, is the nation’s only union exclusively for law enforcement personnel. The I.U.P.A. and I.P.R. represent federal, state, and local police officers, deputy sheriffs, corrections officers and law enforcement support employees throughout the United States and internationally.


For an application & more detailed information

please contact:

Public Information Officer

Ph: 941-487-2560

Fax: 941-487-2570

Cell: 941-586-3658