PProtecting the interests of Florida’s Retailers has been our mission for over 80 years.

This success would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our law enforcement community. Join us in recognizing excellence in law enforcement at our 45th annual Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards Reception & Dinner where we will announce the 2018 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards Dinner
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
LEOY Reception: 5:30 PM
LEOY Dinner: 7:00 PM
The Rosen Shingle Creek

Loss Prevention Conference
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The Rosen Shingle Creek

*The nomination period has closed*

Don’t miss the opportunity to support our law enforcement and sponsor a table at this special event. Table sponsorships are $950 per table, and include:

  • 8 tickets to the LEOY reception and dinner (you can donate any unused tickets to a member of law enforcement)
  • Table signage
  • Special recognition at the event
  • Inclusion in the dinner program and event signage
  • Website promotion

The LEOY Award was created in 1974 to encourage support of Florida’s outstanding law enforcement community. The award recognizes the selflessness, professionalism and tireless dedication of Florida’s law enforcement officers. This award has been presented to 44 individuals who embodied the epitome of excellence in law enforcement. Additionally, hundreds of outstanding officers have been honored through nominations and other special recognitions in association with the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year awards program.

For questions, contact Shelby Dotson at shelby@frf.org or (850) 222-4082.

Past Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award Winners

2017 LEOY Winner
Detective Sandra Marquez of the City of Aventura Police Department
Aventura Police
2016 LEOY Winner
Investigator Jayson Paul of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office
Volusia Sheriff
2015 LEOY Winner
Detective Jason Friday of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office
Sarasota Sheriff
2014 LEOY Winner
Detective Miguel Garcia of the Miami-Dade Police Department
Miami Dade Police
2013 LEOY Winner
Sgt. Richard Rossman of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office
Broward Sheriff
2012 LEOY Winner
Detective Sebastian Monros of the Miami-Dade Police Department
Miami Dade Police
2011 LEOY Winner
Detective Scott Frantz of the Daytona Beach Police Department
Daytona Beach Police
2010 LEOY Winner
Detective John Tritt of the Orlando, Florida Police Department
Orlando Police
2009 LEOY Winner
Special Agent (SA) Terry Corn of the FDLE
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
2008 LEOY Winner
Detective James Ostojic of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Polk Sheriff
2007 LEOY Winner
Detective Sgt. Daniel J. Carron of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Pinellas Sheriff
2006 LEOY Winner
2006 LEOY Winner
Detective Sgt. James R. Contento of the Tampa Police Department
Tampa Police