2018 Dallas Police Officer of the Year Award with Lt. Col. Allen West

Police Officer Brian Nolff

Police Officer Brian Nolff, #6432, is a 27-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, and has served as the Northwest Neighborhood Police Officer Unit business liaison since November 2016.” Officer Nolff’s commitment to his community meets and exceeds his role as a “public servant,” and his work has assisted with crime reduction, improved morale, and strengthened community efforts in the Northwest Division.

By building and growing relationships in the business community, Officer Nolff has assisted the department in securing financial support for several significant initiatives. In 2017, he worked with the Stemmons Corridor Business Association (SBCA), which donated tools and equipment to the Northwest Bait Car program, reducing overall property crime in the region. In 2018, the association contributed funds and equipment to refurbish the Northwest weight room, improving morale in the department.

In 2018, Officer Nolff learned that the Dallas Police Honor Guard lacked funds to attend the 2017 National Police Memorial in Washington, D.C. He reached out to business owner Paul Rego, with Regogo Racing, who agreed to organize a blues benefit concert. The event raised approximately $7,000, enabling the Honor Guard to attend the Memorial.

Officer Nolff regularly collaborates with citizens, schools and business leaders for assistance with the Northwest Neighborhood Policing Unit’s community outreach efforts. In June of 2016, he organized an event called “Share the Shoes.” He worked with Christ the King Catholic School, business owners and community stakeholders to gather and distribute over 300 pairs of shoes to children and needy families at two City of Dallas Recreation Centers and Ronald McDonald House Dallas.

The profession of policing is rapidly changing, and Officer Nolff epitomizes the change agents of the future. He willingly gives his own time and works diligently every day to improve the community efforts of the Dallas Police Department.

Lt. Col. Allen B. West (Ret)

Lieutenant Colonel West believes it will be principled constitutional conservative policies, not politics, which will secure a sound economic future for Americans — with growth, opportunity and a return to the promise of the American dream for this generation and those to come.

He is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22-year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993, he was named the U.S. Army ROTC Instructor of the Year.

In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District. As a member of the 112th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees and was instrumental in the passage of the 2011 and 2012 National Defense Authorization Acts.

He is a Fox News Contributor, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom. Lt. Col. West is also author of a soon-to-be-released second book, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation-Victory or Death. He is the former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas, Texas.

Lt. Col. West holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee as well as two Masters degrees, one from Kansas State University and another from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officers College.

He is an avid distance runner, a Master SCUBA diver, a motorcyclist, and in his spare time, he enjoys cheering for his beloved Tennessee Volunteers. Lt. Col. West is a legacy life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, life member of the American Legion, life member of the Association of the United States Army and the Society of the First Infantry Division, Patriot Life Member (Benefactor) and Board of Directors member of the National Rifle Association. He is also an inductee into the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Hall of Fame. He is on the Board of Advisors of Amegy Bank, Dallas Region. Lt. Col. West was appointed by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission.

He is married to Dr. Angela Graham-West, a financial adviser, and they have two daughters, Aubrey, who recently graduated with her Masters from SMU, and is now attending Physician Assistant school in West Virginia, and Austen, a senior in college.