By OPEC Staff

The nominating period is open for Medal of Valor honors through Jan. 31, 2017, for employees and community members who distinguished themselves by acts of heroism, bravery, or service beyond the normal demands of correctional/community service.

The selection of each of those honored begins with a nomination for deeds done in the calendar year from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016. Recognition for exemplary work can be for work over a period of years.

The nomination must be made by a supervisory or managerial employee.

The link below will open a fillable nomination form:

MOV form with PERN

Email nominations to or mail to William Enfield, Chief of Internal Communications, Office of Public and Employee Communications, Room 113 South, 1515 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811.

There were 125 CDCR employees from parole units, fire camps, training centers, headquarters and 21 correctional institutions honored at the 2016 Medal of Valor Ceremony in September.