Program Update:

Here is an update on the 2013 NLEC, a traffic safety awards program that recognizes excellence in law enforcement traffic safety programs.

The Massachusetts Highway Safety Division will not be conducting our annual Law Enforcement Challenge this year.

Good news is the NLEC is still on and we encourage you to enter. 


Enter On-Line no later than May 1, 2013:

All state and community applications must be submitted electronically to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2013 for calendar year 2012.   Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the deadline will not be evaluated.

Please go to and search for the National Law Enforcement Challenge link to create your on-line registration and profile for your application template.  Also please review other NLEC guidelines and details.


Benefits of the Challenge:

For those departments participating in past Challenges, you know the benefits of reviewing your traffic safety policies, training,  public education and information, statistics, and evaluations of your efforts.  The Challenge is an excellent way to continue to motivate and recognize your officers for the day-to-day work they are conducting to improve the quality of life in your communities and at the state level. 

We would like to give a shout-out to the Massachusetts State Police and to the Hingham Police Department.  Not only did they both receive state recognition last year, but they were also second place winners in their categories at the National Law Enforcement Challenge.  You don’t need to be a large municipal department with dedicated resources to achieve national recognition.  Small and medium-size municipal departments can be winners if they take the time to highlight and present their programs with appropriate detail. 

One department participating in last year’s Challenge witnessed first-hand results of their  enforcement and education efforts which were the driving force behind the 12% reduction in motor vehicle crashes (over 100 less crashes) from 2011 to 2012.


Hands-on NLEC Training to be Scheduled:

If your department is interested in attending a half-day training on NLEC application preparation, please contact  as promptly as possible.  Based on interest, a date and central location will be selected.  You are welcome to attend and review your last year’s application by some of our past MLEC judges.  Don’t hesitate to contact HSD via email or at 617.725.3334 if you have any questions or comments.  Thank you for your commitment to the Challenge.

National Law Enforcement Challenge Traffic Safety Innovations 2010-2011 pdf format of Nat Law Enforc. Challenge Traffic Safety Innovations