In 1966 a program was started to recognize and honor officers that had displayed unusual excellence during the course of that year. It was, and still is, sponsored and administered by the Seaside American Legion Post 591 at 1000 Playa Street. Officers are given this award after being recommended by the supervisory staff and upon the concurrence of command staff and the Chief of Police.
Officers that received this honor displayed the highest values of the police profession during the year chosen and served the City of Seaside with exemplary Honor, Pride, and Commitment. They continue to be recognized on this page.