U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.


Law Enforcement

Medal of Valor Nomination Period Open - May 31, 2024 - July 31, 2024

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) helps America’s state, local, and tribal jurisdictions reduce and prevent crime, lower recidivism, and promote a fair and safe criminal justice system. BJA provides a wide range of resources through programs and services, including training and technical assistance, to address chronic and emerging criminal justice challenges nationwide.

Following are a sampling of available BJA resources that are specifically...

Episode 69: BWC Spotlight on Nye County Sheriff's Office

February 2018
Elliot Harkavy, Technology Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Body-Worn Camera Technical Assistance Program, interviews Nye County, Nevada, Sheriff's Office's Lieutenant David Boruchowitz to discuss the office's lessons learned from implementing its BWC program. Lt. Boruchowitz discusses topics like community outreach, vendor and storage selections tips, and a rural sheriff's office's experiences.

Honoring Public Safety Officers

This BJA blog post highlights BJA's commitment to providing programs and support to help officers and their families during National Police Week and throughout the year.

National Police Week

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. National Police Week is a time to support law enforcement communities while honoring officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

This year, National Police Week is May 12 through May 18, 2024...


Funding First Awarded