The annual IACP 40 Under 40 award recognizes 40 law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world who demonstrate leadership, exemplify commitment to their profession, and have a positive impact on their communities.
The dedicated professionals chosen as the 2020 40 Under 40 awardees are the rising leaders in policing. They excel daily as they serve their agencies and communities, whether they are line officers or chiefs. This year’s cadre includes both sworn and civilian employees, including dispatchers, special agents, captains, lieutenants, section and department leads, inspectors, deputy chiefs, and others. Hailing from five continents, they represent local, state and provincial, national, and military law enforcement and police agencies across the globe.
These extraordinary individuals are motivated to lead their agencies into the future, and they encourage their colleagues to grow professionally and personally, striving daily to provide best-of-class services that lead to a safer, more inclusive, and more peaceful world. Regardless of role, rank, or agency, these professionals have dedicated their efforts to raising the bar for policing, and they are role models for those they work with, as well as for the community members they serve.
The 2020 40 Under 40 awardees each bring their own skills, talents, and perspectives to the policing profession, but they all share important qualities—the spirit of collaboration, the understanding of servant leadership, the drive to help others, innovation and creativity, leadership, and the desire to make a difference.
Each winner was chosen for his or her demonstration of strong values and commitment to the policing field. The winners began a career in law enforcement to protect people, especially those who cannot protect themselves. They emit positivity, genuine concern, and compassion, despite the challenging circumstances that all law enforcement personnel face. They lead by example by providing training and mentorship for others, modeling excellence, developing more effective methodologies for their departments, and taking advantage of every opportunity to build up those around them. The awardees have capitalized on their successes to improve their communities through community service, philanthropic programs, outreach, and education. They go beyond their roles in the law enforcement field to improve their communities in an effort to make the world a better place for their loved ones, the public, and future generations.
Please visit theIACP.org/2020-iacp-40-under-40-awardees to view this year’s 40 Under 40 winners. The IACP is proud to recognize these law enforcement professionals through the 2020 40 Under 40 award.