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Destination Zero, an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, 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 2021 Submit Your Officer Safety/Officer Wellness Program or contact us at destinationzero@nleomf.org or (202) 737-3400.

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The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum 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 2021 National Officer Safety and Officer Wellness Award must provide their information and material no later than December 31, 2020.

The Destination Zero Officer Safety and Wellness Conference is the preeminent bi-annual gathering of law enforcement officials who are dedicated to improving the safety and wellness of their employees.

The Destination Zero Conference is sponsored by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

2020 Award Winners

Vacaville (CA) Police Department General Officer Safety
Vacaville (CA) Police Department
The city of Vacaville is located on I-80 directly between Sacramento and San Francisco. Chief of Police John Carli has always been dedicated to officer safety and is constantly seeking new and innovative programs and equipment to keep his officers safe.
Memphis (TN) Police Department Officer Traffic Safety
Memphis (TN) Police Department
In response to a high level of dangerous driving, Memphis PD employs a multi-facet approach to support traffic safety to both its officers and the community. This summary will only address programs and policies that directly apply to officer traffic safety.
Reno (NV) Police Department Officer Wellness
Reno (NV) Police Department
The Reno Police Department (RPD) has been and continues to be, a leader in the cause of Officer Wellness. Continuing its pioneering work, since 2009 in the study and reduction of factors that promote law enforcement morbidity, the RPD shares its programming and the data it has gleaned from its initiatives to help improve the health and resiliency of its officers and the law enforcement community.
Linn County (IA) Sheriff’s Office Comprehensive Safety
Linn County (IA) Sheriff’s Office
Linn County is the second largest county in the state of Iowa. As a sheriff’s office, Sheriff Brian Gardner oversees patrol, the county jail, civil process, marine patrol, search and rescue and courthouse security.