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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The Destination Zero Officer Safety and Wellness Conference, the annual gathering of law enforcement officials who are dedicated to improving the safety and wellness of their employees, will be held virtually from the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. on October 15th, 2021, beginning at 9 am EST. This year’s conference will feature topics on OSW initiatives like Cardiac Wellness, Suicide Prevention and Officer Traffic Safety. The virtual conference will be livestreamed.

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2021 National Officer Safety and Officer Wellness Awards

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2021 Officer Safety and Wellness Awards

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.

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Top 5 ThingsEach 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 2022 National Officer Safety and Officer Wellness Award must provide their information and material no later than December 31, 2021.

2021 Award Winners

West Carrolton (OH) Police Department General Officer Safety
West Carrolton (OH) Police Department
The West Carrolton Police Department (WCPD) has 23 sworn officers along with three part-time officers and four civilian employees. The WCPD is a small yet progressive agency that is adapting to the times and working to keep their officers safe and healthy. The WCPD operates its health and safety programs on the four key pillars of health and wellness, which are: Physical Fitness, Mental Fitness, Spiritual Fitness, and Emotional Fitness.
Harris County (TX) Constable’s Office Precinct Five Officer Traffic Safety
Harris County (TX) Constable’s Office Precinct Five
The Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct Five is one of the largest constable’s departments in the country and is currently home to more than 1.2 million residents spanning 374 square miles, and has over 80 miles of highways and tollways. Precinct Five currently has 385 commissioned deputies, 17 telecommunicators, and 28 clerks. HCCP5 sent five instructors to Below 100 to further add to their EVOCC training. As Below 100 instructors, these five new trainers have access to a collection of videos showing officer crashes, posters and handout material; all instructors have access to these resources. All deputies were also trained in Below 100.
Charlotte-Mecklenberg (NC) Police Department Officer Wellness
Charlotte-Mecklenberg (NC) Police Department
The Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department program is designed towards the “Whole Person,” meaning that it focusses on every aspect of wellbeing, by addressing key points of mental and physical wellness and supports officers into and through retirement.
Oxford Police Department Comprehensive Safety
Oxford Police Department
Oxford, Alabama is approximately 32 square miles with an approximate population of 22,000 citizens. Interstate 20 travels east and west through the city with U.S. Hwy 78 traveling parallel to Interstate 20. Alabama Hwy 21 travels north and south crossing under Interstate 20 and through U.S. Hwy 78.All officers are issued custom fit soft body armor and are required to wear it while on duty and during firearms range training. All department members are also issued ballistic helmets and members of the Emergency Services Unit are issued ballistic shields and gas masks.

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Watch for an upcoming announcement for the 2021 Destination Zero Officer Safety and Wellness Conference, which will be held live and virtually from the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC.

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

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