The Destination Zero program has collected hundreds of useful resources from law enforcement safety programs around the country, including many of the programs recognized by the our awards.

General Officer Safety Award

This award will be presented to the law enforcement agency that has implemented a program improving officer safety in the areas of personal protection or tactical training, or has adopted measures that create a safer work environment. The program should definitively demonstrate the ability to increase an officer’s physical safety by reducing job-related injuries, enhancing personal safety, or by providing life-saving training. Likewise, the agency has both developed and actively promoted their officer safety programs and, in doing so, achieved employee buy-in and program acceptance. The agency has successfully achieved its goals to increase safety or reduce injuries or deaths as it continues to set new goals and further enhance officer safety.

The General Officer Safety category includes programs that have made advances in the area of personal protection including increased wearing of body armor or distribution of life-saving tools such as the Downed Officer Kits (DOKs). The General Safety category also includes focus areas such as better tactical training, improving intelligence provided to responding officers or the creation of a dedicated on-scene safety officer.

Award Winners & Finalists

2022
Winner
General Safety
San Antonio (TX) Police Department
2022
Finalist
General Safety
Chesterfield County (VA) Police Department
2022
Finalist
General Safety
Gloucester Township (NJ) Police Department
2021
Winner
General Safety
West Carrollton Police Department
2021
Finalist
General Safety
National Institutes of Health Police Department
2021
Finalist
General Safety
Montgomery Police Department
2020
Winner
General Safety
Vacaville (CA) Police Department
2020
Finalist
General Safety
Troy (NY) Police Department
2019
Winner
General Safety
Pell City Police Department
2019
Finalist
General Safety
Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office
2018
Winner
General Safety
Texas A&M University Police Department
2018
Finalist
General Safety
Berrien County Sheriff's Office
2018
Finalist
General Safety
North Richland Hills Police Department
2017
Winner
General Safety
Suffolk County (NY) Police Department
2017
Finalist
General Safety
Henderson Police Department
2016
Finalist
General Safety
Fairfax County (VA) Police Department
2016
Finalist
General Safety
Nashville (TN) Police Department
2015
Winner
General Safety
Dallas Police Department