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CFA’s Leaders in Law Enforcement Awards recognizes one Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney’s Office, and Louisiana State Police Troop or Section for their exceptional work in the State of Louisiana. The intent of this award is to bolster morale, increase respect for public service, acknowledge improvements in operations, and encourage extraordinary performance among Louisiana law enforcement agencies.

This award is designed to honor those departments who are making the most impact in their communities with the resources they have been allocated. An awards recognition ceremony is held annually.

As a gift from The Brown Foundation, the winning departments each receive a $35,000 award to be used at their discretion to improve operations and continue to encourage extraordinary performance.

The application process for 2023 will begin in January and run through March. The application will be accessible via this webpage.


The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation generously underwrites the Leaders in Law Enforcement Awards.

2022 Leaders in Law Enforcement Award Recipients

Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office

The Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) is being recognized for the implementation and effectiveness of its Cyber Crime Unit.

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1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office of Caddo Parish

The 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office of Caddo Parish is recognized for its Exit Strategy Program, a diversion program aimed at curtailing sex trafficking which resonates from the I-49 corridor.

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Louisiana State Police Troop D

Louisiana State Police Troop D is recognized for continuing to meet adversity with resiliency and its willingness to go beyond the call of duty.

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2021 Leaders in Law Enforcement Awards

2021 Award Recipients

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is recognized for successfully creating a safe space and fun atmosphere where deputies can interact daily with kids in the community.

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Lafourche District Attorney’s Office

The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office of Lafourche Parish is recognized for its RESPECT U Program which was launched in 2018.

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Louisiana State Police Troop C

Louisiana State Police Troop C is recognized for a myriad of developments and partnerships implemented in their region which have drastically improved road safety and reduced the accidental death rate.

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2020 Leaders in Law Enforcement Awardees

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department is recognized for their Deputies Making a Change (DMAC) Program, a mentoring program initiated to address the incarceration and school dropout rate among vulnerable male youth in Ouachita Parish.

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40th Judicial District Attorney’s Office of St. John the Baptist Parish

The 40th Judicial District Attorney’s Office of St. John the Baptist Parish is recognized for implementing impactful opportunities for those most at risk.

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