To honor acts of bravery performed by federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, Congress passed the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act of 2008. Agency heads submit their nominations to the Congressional Badge of Bravery Office, which is located within the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. Nominations are considered by either the Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board or the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board, which submit their recommendations to the U.S. Attorney General.
To learn more about the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery and the nomination process, click here.

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