The 200 Club of Bergen County Valor Awards Ceremony is our opportunity to recognize the men and women that have given of themselves above and beyond the call of duty in the service of Law Enforcement, Fire or Emergency Medical Services. Since 1987, the 200 Club has honored more than 500 individuals that have given of themselves unselfishly. The categories of awards are:
- Valor Award – An act of bravery, beyond the call of duty, and imminent personal risk to his or her own life and safety, with full knowledge of the risk involved. The 200 Club Valor pin is the only pin allowed to be worn on the uniform of a New Jersey State Police officer outside of their own awards.
- Meritorious Service Award – An act demonstrating a high level of courage under perilous conditions that is a credit to him or her and their agency.
- Distinguished Service Award – An act of outstanding bravery under conditions of personal risk to their own life and safety and beyond their duties.
- John R. Rinaldi Special Recognition Award – Outstanding Service and dedication to an individual or group.
Our Valor Awards Ceremony is also a time to reflect upon those individuals that have served the community of Bergen with honor, but tragically are no longer with us.
Our first Chairman, Mr. J. Fletcher Creamer Sr., began the 200 Club in 1985. It was his conviction and dedication to making sure that Bergen County was represented with a 200 Club and that we would uphold the mission of “Serving our Servants.”
The 2017 Valor Awards on October 4th was a huge success. A heartfelt “thank you” goes out to all who joined us for this special evening to honor the men and women in law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services!