Created by ADL’s Washington, DC Regional Office in 2010, the SHIELD Awards annually recognize law enforcement for significant contributions towards protecting the American people from hate crimes, extremism, and domestic and international terrorism. The name of the award is an acronym for the core values of the profession: Service, Honor, Integrity, Excellence, Leadership, and Dedication.  Recipients are chosen by a committee of more than 20 agency heads in the Washington, DC region.  Partnership agencies represent more than 90,000 personnel.


The ceremony “will definitely go down as a highlight in my career as a prosecutor and quite simply as a human being.” 

-SHIELD Award Recipient