Ed Stelle Excellence Award
7.1 THE ED STELLE EXCELLENCE IN CHAPLAINCY AWARD – will be given to one recipient per year deemed worthy of that honor as nominated by the membership and voted upon by the Regional leadership. The award will be given out at each annual RTS.
7.1.a. RECIPIENT – the award is an honor given to one chaplain each year at the Regional Training Seminar to an experienced chaplain who exemplifies long-term excellence in chaplaincy.
7.1.b. REQUIREMENTS – in order to be chosen to receive the ESEIC award, a chaplain must have demonstrated excellence in service both to his/her department(s), and to the Northwest Region of the International Conference of Police Chaplains. Nominated chaplains should not be recognized only for a particular event or response, but for their overall service to law enforcement and to the chaplain community. The chaplain should exemplify the best of chaplaincy in attitude, demeanor, actions, and service.
7.1.c. NOMINATIONS – chaplains should be nominated for the award two months before the scheduled RTS. Chaplains may be nominated by any Regional full ICPC member, and also from the Regional leadership.
7.2.d. NOMINATION PROCESS – after nominations have been received, Regional leadership will discuss the potential candidates and vote on which nominee they feel should be named for the award. A majority vote of the leadership is required. If no majority vote is obtained (or in the case of a tie vote), the Regional Director will decide. The award recipient will be publically announced when the award is presented at/after the formal RTS banquet award ceremony.
7.1.e. AWARD – consists of the recipient’s name placed on a plaque to be displayed at each RTS, an ICPC Region 2 medal to be worn at Regional ceremonies, and a personal plaque.
7.1.f. PERSONS INELIGIBLE – chaplains currently serving in Regional leadership positions may not be nominated or elected while they are in office.