The California Narcotic Officers' Association and its members believe outstanding efforts in narcotic law enforcement and the fight against drug abuse should not go unrecognized. As a result, CNOA has established an Awards Committee focused on recognizing those individuals deserving of the following special awards.

Alfred E. Stewart Award

This honor is granted annually to a member of law enforcement who has distinguished himself/herself through dedicated service and personal achievement in drug enforcement duties. The nominee must be a law enforcement officer and a member of good standing with CNOA.

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Prosecutor of the Year Award

The Prosecutor of the Year Award was established to identify, recognize, and honor prosecutors throughout California who are committed to the strong enforcement of narcotic laws. This person should be selected on basis of a long-standing record of contributions, or for his or her extraordinary efforts as a prosecutor. This award will publicly identify and honor the prosecutor and his agency.

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Corporation of the Year Award

This award should go to a Corporation that has demonstrated outstanding support of law enforcement efforts, especially in the area of narcotic enforcement.

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Lucky Narc Award

This is a special award given to an officer who experienced an event while enforcing narcotic laws that exhibited not only good investigative techniques but where luck was a major factor in the case. The award is not meant to recognize unsafe or poor tactics, nor should it bring embarrassment to the individual or his/her agency. The nominee must be a member of CNOA.

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Citizen of the Year Award

This award should go to a citizen who has demonstrated actions that are above and beyond in assisting and/or aiding law enforcement officers, especially in the area of narcotic enforcement.

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"John F. (Jack) Kerrigan" President's Award

Presented to a Citizen, Corporation or Peace Officer in recognition of outstanding contribution to narcotic enforcement or, to an individual or community based prevention effort such as a church, parent group, youth club, civic organization, families, schools, businesses, media, government program etc., to prevent drug abuse.

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The Henry Hall "Say No To Drugs" Video Contest

For California youths between the ages of 10 and 14.

Two categories:

  • Individuals
  • Recognized Youth Organizations or Educational Groups

Winners of each category will receive $500.

Deadline: October 31, 2017

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Contest Entry Form (PDF)

S. Bert Jensen Scholarship

A CNOA sponsored "Why Say No to Drugs" essay contest where the winner will receive a scholarship donation of $1,000 upon enrollment to full-time college. (Applicant must be a graduating high school student and son, daughter or ward of current CNOA member).

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Youth Leadership Scholarship Program

The California Police Youth Charities has joined with the California Narcotic Officer's Association in offering the Youth Leadership Scholarship Program. The program recognizes Grade 12 students who have engaged in meaningful leadership and citizenship volunteer activities during the past year. These volunteer activities should focus on making a difference in their community and their school.

Eligible applicants must be a graduating high school senior in 2017; be a California resident, and be the son, daughter or ward of an active or retired California Peace Officer to qualify.

Winners will receive $500 in scholarship funds to be used at any California post-secondary institution.

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