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RISE Awards 2023

The Axon RISE awards were created to shine a light on the heroic stories of first responder partners who go above and beyond the call of duty to protect their communities. Each year, three RISE Officer awards are awarded. RISE Officer honors individuals who have saved a life or shown exemplary performance in a high stress situation.




Eligibility and Key Dates


Nominations for the prestigious RISE Officer Award are open to any First Responder who displays an act of heroism by going above and beyond the call of duty. All submissions MUST include video footage of the incident in question (body-worn camera, dashcam, CCTV, phone, etc).
Nominations are open from November 28, 2022 - January, 20, 2023. Community Voting to select our Top 10 Finalists is open January 23, 2023 - February 6, 2023




Award Winner and Event Experience


RISE Officer award winners will receive:


* All-expenses paid trip to Axon Accelerate (April 12 - 14, 2023, Phoenix, AZ)
* Rise Award Trophy
* Axon Roadshow Celebration (at responder’s agency)


Winners will be presented with their awards on stage at Axon Accelerate 2023. Each winner will receive a spotlight on Axon social media.




Nominations accepted Monday, November 28th, 2022 through Friday, January 20, 2023. Three finalists for the RISE Officer award will get an all-expenses-paid trip to Axon Accelerate 2023 in Phoenix, AZ!

RISE Award winners will be recognized at Axon Accelerate 2023 in Phoenix, AZ