The MAPPC wishes to honor those who have gone above and beyond in service to the MAPPC and the polygraph industry. Nominees must be members in good standing with the MAPPC, AAPP or APA. Nominations for the award must be submitted to either an MAPPC State Representative or directly to an MAPPC Board Member. Nominations must be submitted no later than the calendar date of February 1 proceeding the annual MAPPC seminar at which the award would be presented. Review of the nominations will be conducted by the MAPPC Board, and the recipient will be announced annually at the MAPPC seminar.
This award was created to honor one of the founders of the Mid-Atlantic Police Polygraph Cooperative who dedicated a vast portion of his life to the polygraph profession and training of law enforcement polygraph examiners, Elmer N. Criswell, Jr. The award is for outstanding performance and dedication in the field of polygraph.
Nominees for this award will have demonstrated an outstanding performance associated with the field of polygraph for the year in which they are nominated; or they will have shown honorable, ethical dedication to the field of polygraph through their contributions for the year in which they were nominated.