Each year, the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB) honors federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who have demonstrated exceptional acts of bravery while serving in the line of duty. These acts include either sustaining a physical injury or risking serious injury or death while engaged in lawful duties, which the nominating law enforcement agency head has characterized as an act of bravery.

The Congressional Badge of Bravery Office is located within the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. Agency heads may submit their nominations to either the Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board or the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board via the online application system. After the selection process, the Attorney General will award the medals, which will be presented by the recipients’ Congressional representatives.

Read more about the CBOB nomination process and background. Applications are due by February 15, 2018. For any questions related to CBOB, please email AskCBOB@usdoj.gov.