Recognize Your Law Enforcement Leaders of Tomorrow: 40 Under 40

40 Under 40 Logo_smallThe IACP 40 Under 40 award program is designed to recognized individuals in law enforcement under the age of 40 who demonstrate leadership and commitment to the profession. All individuals under 40  who are employed by law enforcement agencies in sworn or nonsworn positions are eligible for the awardpast awardees have included patrol officers, mid-level command officers, chiefs of police, detectives, crime analysts, crime laboratory staff, sheriff deputies, and public information officers, to name a few. Any type of law enforcement agency—local, state, tribal, and federal—from anywhere in the world can nominate employees.

IACP 40 Under 40 Eligibility requirements:

  • Between 18 and 39 years of age as of September 1, 2018
  • Employed by a law enforcement agency
  • Demonstrates values and commitment to law enforcement
  • Shows capacity for leadership

Nominees should be those who have actively worked to make a difference in their agency and community and who are motivated to build relationships and develop innovative solutions. Awardees often serve as informal mentors for their peers or newer officers and show a capacity to lead others.

In addition to recognition, the 40 Under 40 awardees receive benefits to help them progress in their career, including complimentary registration to the 2018 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition (Oct. 6–9, Orlando, Florida) and a complimentary one-year membership to the IACP with all its attendant member benefits.


This is a chance for law enforcement agencies to recognize the rising leaders within their agency who  have the leadership and dedication that is essential to lead law enforcement now and in the future.

The 2018 40 Under 40 award is open for nominations until March 1, 2018. Nominate your leaders today!

For questions or concerns, please contact Danielle Gudakunst (800.THE.IACP x 321).





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