The New Jersey & National Law Enforcement Challenge Competition

The “Law Enforcement Challenge” is a Traffic Safety Initiative that examines local law enforcement’s effectiveness in the areas of Impaired Driving, Occupant Protection, Speed Awareness, Crash Reduction and other local traffic safety problem solving efforts. While the NLEC is formatted as a competition, it is also a “Blue Print” for a successful traffic safety program in your community.  A fillable PDF application is available for download from the NLEC website at that will enter your agency in both competitions. The single submission streamlines the process by eliminating the need to complete separate applications. On the IACP website you will also find a How-To-Guide along with a variety of other resource materials and model applications to assist you.

The PDF application and all supporting documentation should be submitted via email to no later than May 1st of the reporting year. The Challenge continues to be an excellent opportunity for your agency to receive recognition as a leader in traffic safety enforcement and education. Last year, New Jersey winners selected from over $10,000 in donated prizes including a Speed Measuring Sign and Laser Speed Measuring device. For additional questions, you may contact Chief Christopher Wagner at and/ or Chief Michael Morris Ret. NJ LEL at The New Jersey Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Recognition Ceremony is held annually at the October State Chiefs Briefing.