Call For Nominations 2012 Law Enforcement Congressional Badge Of Bravery

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance is accepting nominations beginning today for the Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery and the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery. 

Every day, federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers engage in exceptional acts of bravery while in the line of duty.  To honor these acts, Congress passed the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-298) creating the Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery and the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery. 

WHAT:  The 2012 Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery and the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery.

NOMINATION PERIOD:  Opens December 14, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (ET) through February 15, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Nominations must be submitted through the online Congressional Badge of Bravery nominating system, available at www.bja.gov/CBOB.

CRITERIA: Acts of bravery, as described by the Act, performed between January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012, by federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officer(s), nominated by their agency head.

REFERENCES: Additional information about the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery is available at www.bja.gov/CBOB.

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Acting Assistant Attorney Mary Lou Leary, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims.  OJP has six bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART).  More information about OJP and its components can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.

SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs



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