Call For Nominations: 2015 Law Enforcement Congressional Badge Of Bravery

15 Dec, 2015, 17:04 ET from Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2015 /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 2015 Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery and the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery. 

NOMINATION PERIOD:  Opens December 15, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. (ET) through February 15, 2016 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 statute, by federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officer(s) performed between January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. Nominations must be submitted by their agency head.

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

About the Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
OJP, headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: 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. For more information on OJP, visit www.ojp.gov.

 

SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs



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