Citizen Recognition Program

The Citizen Recognition Program recognizes acts of special service and assistance to those in need.

White Bear Township Citizen Recognition Award Program

Do you know someone that lives or works in White Bear Township that has gone above and beyond helping someone or became involved with a situation related to a Sheriff, ambulance or fire call?

If so, call the Township Office at 651-747-2757 to tell us about a recent heroic person or event and learn more about the Citizen Recognition Award Program. View and download a Nomination Form (PDF).

White Bear Township Public Safety Committee presents outstanding Citizen Recognition Awards each spring at the Township's Annual Town Meeting.

In this ever changing world, it is nice to recognize people willing to help out or get involved to keep our community safe by reporting crime; help an injured person; or provide support in an emergency situation.

Citizen Recognition Program

  • Background: On May 3, 1993, the Town Board adopted a Resolution for implementation of a Citizen Recognition Program.
  • Purpose: Recognition of citizens for acts of special service and assistance to those in need.
  • Policy:
    • The Township shall encourage the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department, the White Bear Lake Fire Department, its residents, and members of the Public Safety Commission to recommend candidates for recognition for acts of special service and/or assistance.
    • Candidates for recognition shall be forwarded to the Public Safety Commission, who will review the information and make recommendation to the Town Board for action.
    • The Township shall mail correspondence acknowledging and thanking each recognized citizen, and a Public Safety Commission Member shall contact the candidates for purposes of obtaining background information for presentation of an award.
    • An award and/or certificate bearing the Township logo shall be presented to each recognized citizen at the Town's Annual Meeting. This award shall be presented by the Town Board, Ramsey County Sheriff, WBL Fire Department, Public Safety Commission, or an appropriate Township Representative.
    • Photographs of the presentation shall be published in the Township's news publications.