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40 Under 40

This award program is designed to recognize 40 law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world that demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession.

Meet the 2020 40 Under 40 Awardees

Applications are now closed

2020 40 Under 40 Award Nominations

The nomination period is closed for the 2020 40 Under 40 AwardKnow someone who you think should be among next year’s awardees? The nomination period will open in January 2021. 

Please review the guidelines and submission instructions before submitting a nomination.

Nomination Guidelines:

  • Nominee must be between 18 and 39 years of age as of September 1, 2020.
  • Nominee may be sworn or civilian and must be currently employed by a transnational, federal, state, local, or tribal law enforcement agency.
  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
  • If nominating multiple individuals, a separate form should be completed for each nomination.

Winners are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Compliance with age and employment requirements.
  • Demonstration of values and commitment to law enforcement.
  • Capacity for leadership.

Learn about past winners:

2016  2017  2018  2019 

Please contact Danielle Gudakunst with any questions or concerns.





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