The nomination period for the 2014 Medal of Valor nominations are due. The official nomination period closed Jan. 31.

The nominations are for events that occurred during the calendar year 2013 (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31).

CDCR’s Operations manual states, in part:

“An employee may be nominated for a departmental award by any supervisory or managerial employee. Supervisors and managers have a duty to recognize heroic acts … The nominee shall have acted while on duty, or if off duty, while in a departmental facility or in the community.”

Click the link below for a Medal of Valor nominations form. The Medal of Valor banner at the top of Inside CDCR home page also has a link to a nomination form.


Email the form to

The Medal of Valor honors are separate from the Employee Recognition awards, which are also made at the Medal of Valor Ceremony. These awards include Correctional Officer of the Year and Correctional Supervisor of the Year.

These award winners are selected by the individual CDCR programs.

If you have questions, call Bill Enfield, OPEC Chief of Internal Communications, at (916) 327-0277 or email him at