The Officer of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual who excels in three main areas:
Team Work and Public Outreach - The honoree is engaged with the public and seeks opportunities to educate and inform.
Excellence and Innovation - The honoree demonstrates the willingness to go beyond the call of duty by doing more than others expect, and continually seeks to improve efficiency on the job.
Attitude and Leadership - The honoree portrays a contagious, positive perspective, and demonstrates standards of excellence and professionalism.
SEAFWA Officer of the Year Criteria