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The Destination Zero program is designed to help agencies improve the health and safety of law enforcement officers across the country, from agent to correctional officer, from trooper to patrolman, from sheriff to constable; Destination Zero is searching for programs that benefit all.

The primary goal of the Destination Zero program is to create a platform that provides all U.S. law enforcement agencies with the ability to research successful and/or promising officer safety and wellness programs and identify the resources necessary to begin their own risk management initiatives.

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National Officer Safety and Officer Wellness Awards

The Destination Zero program is proud to recognize officer safety and officer wellness programs that proactively engage employees in initiatives that increase overall officer wellness and/or reduce line-of-duty injuries or deaths.

Each year, awards are presented in four categories, and winners are acknowledged during Police Week ceremonies in Washington, DC.  More information about the National Officer Safety and Officer Wellness Awards is available in Award Categories and Criteria. If you would like to nominate a law enforcement agency for 2020 Submit Your Officer Safety/Officer Wellness Program or contact us at destinationzero@nleomf.org or (202) 737-3400.

The Memorial Fund seeks information on innovative safety or wellness programs currently implemented for the physical and/or mental well-being of their officers. Agencies submitting information on safety and wellness programs for consideration for the 2020 National Officer Safety and Officer Wellness Award must provide their information and material no later than December 31, 2019.

2019 Award Winners

Pell City (AL) Police Department General Officer Safety
Pell City (AL) Police Department
The Pell City Police Department purchased ballistic vests to replace out of date vests and obtain new vests for officers who have never had vests. Pell City has a mandatory wear policy that allows the department to receive a grant that assists them with funding.
Livingston Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office Officer Traffic Safety
Livingston Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office
The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office instituted an incentive-based safe driving initiative. Deputies who go one year without an at-fault vehicle crash or incident are awarded one week of leave. This doubles the deputy’s standard one-week of leave per year.
Prince William County (VA) Police Department Officer Wellness
Prince William County (VA) Police Department
The Police Department’s Wellness & Resiliency Unit was established in 2016. The police department’s Wellness & Resiliency Unit Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all efforts within the wellness initiatives; they manage the Chaplain Program and the Peer Support Team and act as a liaison to the County’s Public Safety Resilience Program.
Greenfield (WI) Police Department Comprehensive Safety
Greenfield (WI) Police Department
Understanding the impact of cumulative stress on their officers and their families, each officer is given one day off duty each year to attend a private, formal, individual debriefing with a trained law enforcement psychologist. Officers are encouraged to discuss the traumas and stresses of the job and seek assistance in developing coping mechanisms.