PA DUI Association’s 43rd Annual Meeting

NOVEMBER 16-18, 2022

SEVEN SPRINGS MOUNTAIN RESORT

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This year the Pennsylvania DUI Association will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the DUI Top Gun Awards. It is with great honor that officers around the Commonwealth have been recognized for their extraordinary efforts in removing impaired drivers from our roadways.

Our society expects a great deal from our law enforcement officers. We ask them to be a counselor, teacher, medical technician, social worker, psychologist, mentor, negotiator, and then we expect them to enforce the laws. The removal of offenders who drive under the influence is an integral part of the solution in the elimination of impaired drivers and the harm they can cause. Law enforcement officers in Pennsylvania deserve a thank you for their work in reducing the threat of impaired drivers on our roads. 

Below you will find the information for the 2022 DUI Top Gun Awards. If you believe an individual in your Department has made an outstanding contribution in the area of DUI enforcement please submit a nomination on their behalf by August 31, 2022.

Who is Eligible?
Law enforcement officers who have excelled in the apprehension of driving under the influence offenders during the 2021 calendar year. The officers/troopers may be employed full or part time.

How to Nominate:
Officers are welcome to self-nominate; however, nominations by the Chief of Police or Commanding Officer of the law enforcement agency are suggested. Please provide all information requested on the nomination form. Support material MUST be attached or the nomination will not be accepted. The material will not be returned. The deadline for nominations is August 31, 2022. 

Absolutely no entries will be accepted after this date

How are Entries Evaluated?
The PA DUI Association Top Gun Award winners are selected by an independent panel of highway safety experts. Entries are evaluated by a statistical method that considers several factors, including department size, total DUI arrests made by the department, hours worked by the officer, and number of DUI arrests made by the officer.

How are Winners Recognized?
The winners of the 2022 PA DUI Top Gun Award will be honored on Thursday, November 17, 2022 during the banquet of the PA DUI Association’s 43rd Annual Meeting which will be held November 16-18, 2022.

Winners will receive the following: An award recognizing their commitment and dedication to combat drunk driving, VIP Reception prior to the Banquet, a TEAM DUI merchandise item, statewide advertising and publicity announcing the award.

Nomination Form

The McKee Community Supervision Award

The PA DUI Association is proud to present “The McKee Community Supervision Award” for PA DUI Association members that serve their communities in a supervisory role to impaired drivers.  In the spirit of the namesake Mr. Carl McKee has been pillar in exemplary service to the PA DUI Association in a variety of capacities including: an committed member of the PA DUI Association for over 38 years and served on the executive board as the former President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, and a Master Trainer for Alcohol Highway Safety School, and the Chief of Probation for Warren County.

Award Requirements
Nominees  for the “McKee Community Supervision Award” should be a PA DUI Association member in good standing,  a Probation Officer that primarily supervises a DUI caseload and/or DUI Instructor / CRN Evaluator or a Department that practices innovative impaired driving supervision strategies.

Nominating Process
Please make sure to complete the entire form and include appropriate contact information.  A separate narrative must be included detailing why the nominee should be considered for this award. Nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by September 29, 2022.

Award Presentation
Awards will be presented at the PA DUI Association’s Annual Meeting November 17, 2022, 6:30 p.m. at 7 Springs Resort or a mutually agreed upon time and location of the winner and a PA DUI Association staff member.

Nominations are due September 29, 2022.

 

Maryann Bowman Prevention Award

This award is given in memory of Mary Ann Bowman, an extraordinary person and prevention professional. Mary Ann was the prevention education coordinator for Twin Lakes and also served as the DUI coordinator for Somerset County. She was instrumental in founding the Somerset County Boys & Girls Club and was the founder of the Red Ribbon Campaign in Somerset County.

She also secured funding to start Somerset County Drug Free Communities. She was on the Board of the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance and actively involved with CADCA, SADD, and several other notable organization that served youth.

Mary Ann served on the PA DUI Association Board of Directors for 20 years. She contributed to the Association in more ways than we can remember. One of Mary Ann’s proudest accomplishments was being President when the DUI Association acquired its current headquarters in Harrisburg. Mary Ann is missed by all who knew her.

Award Requirements
Persons nominated must exhibit the professionalism, ideals and commitment to the field consistent with the memory of Mary Ann Bowman.

They must also be a member in good standing of the PA DUI Association;  have made significant contributions to the Association, its goals, activities and programs; or have long, dedicated and meritorious service as a youth mentor/advocate or administrator of programs for youth; or have 5-10 years of service to the field of prevention in their community and statewide.

Nominating Process
Please make sure to complete the entire form and include appropriate contact information.  A separate narrative must be included detailing why the nominee should be considered for this award. Nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by September 29, 2022.

Award Presentation
Awards will be presented at the PA DUI Association’s Annual Meeting November 17, 2022, 6:30 p.m. at 7 Springs Resort, or a mutually agreed upon time and location of the winner and a PA DUI Association staff member.