Every year, the Bureau of Justice Assistance accepts nominations for the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB). This annual award recognizes federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers for actions that went above and beyond the call of duty. The nomination period for the 2020 award is from December 15, 2020 to February 15, 2021. All heroic acts performed by law enforcement officers from January 1 through December 31, 2020, are eligible for nomination.
This Partner Toolkit is intended to spread awareness about the CBOB award and consists of email and social media content, as well as graphics that can be leveraged.
Subject: Nominate Law Enforcement Officers for the Badge of Bravery
Body of message:
The Congressional Badge of Bravery is one of the highest honors that law enforcement officers can receive. This award honors federal, state, local, and tribal officers who demonstrate exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty, risking serious injury or death.
Help us recognize these officers for their heroic actions by submitting nominations for this year’s Badge of Bravery. To be considered for this award, officers must meet the following criteria:
- Nominations are submitted by the head of their agencies.
- Acts of bravery occurred during the eligibility period, January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
- Nominations are submitted through the online Nomination Portal by Monday, February 15, 2021.
Thank you for taking the time to recognize the brave men and women in blue. Find guidelines and stories of past recipients on the Badge of Bravery website to help you write a compelling nomination. Multiple officers can be nominated.
Following are Facebook posts that can be created to link to the CBOB website:
- Nominations for @DOJBJA’s 2020 Law Enforcement Congressional #BadgeOfBravery are now being accepted. Honor our federal, state, local, and tribal officers today.
- Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers engage in exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty. Honor those who risk their safety to protect others by nominating them for the @DOJBJA’s #BadgeOfBravery. Learn more.
- Submit your nominations for the 2020 Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery. View qualifications and guidelines for the @DOJBJA #BadgeOfBravery and recognize the brave men and women in law enforcement for the sacrifices they make to protect communities.
- Nominate our country’s law enforcement officers for their selfless and heroic actions that keep our communities safe. Nominations for the @DOJBJA #BadgeOfBravery are due on February 15, 2021.
Following are tweets that can be created to link to the CBOB website:
- Law enforcement officers who performed heroic and selfless actions during the 2020 calendar year are eligible for this year’s @DOJBJA #BadgeOfBravery. Submit nominations today.
- Nominations for the @DOJBJA #BadgeOfBravery are now being accepted. Honor federal, state, local, and tribal officers for this prestigious award.
- Find eligibility requirements and guidelines to help you write compelling nominations for this year’s #BadgeOfBravery. @DOJBJA.
- Submit nominations for the @DOJBJA #BadgeOfBravery by February 15, 2021 to recognize federal, state, local, and tribal officers for courageous actions performed in the line of duty.
The following images can be incorporated in your messages and posts:
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