Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Frequently Asked Questions

Under which category would applications from tribal law enforcement agencies be submitted for the Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB)?

Tribal law enforcement agencies must first meet the definition established for a "State and Local Law Enforcement Officer," which is as follows:

State and Local Law Enforcement Officer -- an employee of a state or local government—

  • who has statutory authority to make arrests or apprehensions;
  • who is authorized by the agency of the employee to carry firearms; and
  • whose duties are primarily—
    • engagement in or supervision of the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law; or
    • the protection of federal, state, local, or foreign government officials against threats to personal safety.
Any applications must be submitted under the State and Local Law Enforcement Officer Category.


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