Each year gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention valor awards, unit citations and community service awards are considered from nominations submitted to the PSA Selection Committee. In 2011, the Public Safety Corporate Vital Link and Public Safety Government Partner of the Year awards were established, as well. Nominations are submitted by the following agencies:
Montgomery County Department of Police
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Montgomery County Department of Correction & Rehabilitation
Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division
Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services
Steven A. Robins*, Esq., PSA Chair - Partner, Lerch, Early & Brewer
Jim Young, MCCC Chair of the Board; Vice President, Corporate Facilities, Services and Real Estate, Marriott International
Georgette "Gigi" Godwin, CEO & President - Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Scott Goldstein, Fire Chief - Montgomery County Division of Fire & Rescue Service
J. Thomas Manger, Chief - Montgomery County Department of Police
Robert Green, Director - Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation
Darren M. Popkin, Sheriff - Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Antonio DeVaul, Chief - Maryland–National Capital Park Police - Montgomery County Division
Gail David, Captain – Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation
Sherry Thompson, Senior EAA, Director's Office - Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation
Mark Bonanno, Chief Deputy - Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
John Bean, Captain - Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
John Dimitriadis, Assistant Chief; Executive Officer, Officer of the Fire Chief - Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service
George Giebel, Office of the Fire Chief – Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service
Christopher May - Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service
Luther T. Reynolds, Assistant Chief, Management Services Bureau, Montgomery County Department of Police
Sean Renauer, Lieutenant - Montgomery County Department of Police
Mark Sheelor, Lieutenant - Montgomery County Department of Police
Robert Ravida, Lieutenant - Montgomery County Department of Police
Mary Alice N. Martus, Senior Executive Administrative Aide to the Chief of Police, Montgomery Count Department of Police
Rick Pelicano, Lieutenant - Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division
Jerry Shapiro*, MCCC Immediate Past Chair; President, Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.
Dusty Rood, MCCC Incoming Chairman of Board; President, Rodgers Consulting
Ellen Quinn, Quality Programs Management - Northrop Grumman
William “Billy” Peel, III, Executive Vice President - Datawatch Systems
James Sweet, President - Smokey Glen Farm
Terrence S. Kenny, Market President, DC/Metro -TD Bank
Marcine Goodloe, Event Consultant/Awards
Kathleen Stephan, Lerch, Early & Brewer
Linda Ekizian, Vice President, Membership and Events - Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Ilaya Hopkins, Vice President, Government Relations and Communications– Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Suzanne Catucci, Manager of Events - Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
* MCCC Chair Emeritus
Gold Medal of Valor
This premier award recognizes an act of bravery involving extreme personal risk that is clearly above and beyond the call of duty or an incident of valor that results in serious injury or death. Except in the most unusual circumstances, not more than one gold medal shall be awarded annually to each service.
Silver Medal of Valor
This award recognizes acts of bravery involving great personal risk beyond the call of duty.
Bronze Medal of Valor
This award recognizes acts of bravery involving unusual personal risk beyond expectation while performing the usual responsibility. Bronze medals may also be awarded to a member who demonstrates unusual judgment, zeal, or ingenuity during an emergency situation when such an act is beyond that normally expected in the performance of duty.
Honorable Mention of Valor
This award recognizes acts of valor and acts that involve personal risk, unusual demonstration of judgment, zeal, or ingenuity not normally involved in the performance of duties.
This award recognizes the outstanding collective performances of a unit or units whose professionalism and actions demonstrate excellence in response to a public safety incident.
This is a special award is presented for volunteer dedication and initiative above and beyond the call of duty over a period of time that has affected and benefited the citizens of Montgomery County and beyond. The Chief Bernard D. Crooke Jr. (Police), Chief Leslie B. Thompson (Fire), Chief Donald A. Deering (Park Police) are among the community service awards presented.
Public Safety Corporate Vital Link
Recognizes a commercial enterprise that transforms and advances the mission of public safety agencies in Montgomery County, Maryland, to better able one or more agencies meet the 21st century challenges that impact the National Capital region.
Public Safety Government Partner of the Year
This award recognizes a Federal, State or other governmental agency that strengthens Montgomery County public safety agencies through outstanding leadership and collaboration to ensure a positive and integrated response to challenges that impact the National Capital region.