Each year at the annual KNOA Training Conference we honor members of the organization for their outstanding accomplishments during the past year in drug enforcement. Please help us recognize all those who are committed to drug enforcement.
All nominees shall be in good standing with KNOA OR become a member of KNOA at the 2018 conference and must be nominated by another individual (does not have to be a KNOA member). All nominations should be concise and typed. The cover page should consist of the following items:
The nomination itself should include information such as:
The awards can be based on a specific case or a number of small accomplishments in drug enforcement for the prior year.
Please provide copies of newspaper clippings, letters of appreciation/recognition, or other appropriate documents you wish considered.
All award recipients will be selected by the KNOA Executive Board and will receive notification prior to the conference with an invitation to attend the awards ceremony with their family or guest(s).
Remember, the board will make its selection based on your submission!
Nominations must be received no later than February 8, 2019. Nominations should be completed online using the link above.
2017 Officer of the Year Award - Inv. Kelly Johansen - Atchison County Sheriff’s Office
2017 K9 Officer The Year Award - Lt. Scott Walker - Kansas Highway Patrol
2017 Narcotics Unit of the Year Award - Reno County Drug Enforcement Unit - Sgt. Corey Graber - Reno County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Andrew Soule - Reno County Sheriff’s Office, Detective Chris Massingill - Reno County Sheriff’s Office
2017 Steven Wilhoft Memorial Prosecutor of the Year Award - Thomas Stanton - Deputy District Attorney - Reno County District Attorney’s Office