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  • Wednesday, December 15, 2010
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  • Office of Justice Programs
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
2010 LAW ENFORCEMENT CONGRESSIONAL BADGE OF BRAVERY

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 of bravery, 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 2010 Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery and the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery.

NOMINATION PERIOD: Open December 15, 2010 through February 15, 2011, nominations must be submitted through the online Congressional Badge of Bravery nominating system, available at www.ojp.gov/BJA/CBOB.

CRITERIA: Acts of bravery, as described by the Act, performed between January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010, by federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officer(s), nominated by their agency’s leadership.

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

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The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has seven 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; the Community Capacity Development Office, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.