Congratulations to all of the 2020 NLLEA award recipients!
Each year the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association recognizes the strongest operations, efforts, and leaders in the field of alcohol law enforcement. Award recipients were honored at the 2020 NLLEA Annual Business Meeting, held virtually on November 18, 2020. The NLLEA Executive Board congratulates all of the award recipients for their hard work and dedication to the field of alcohol law enforcement, and looks forward to celebrating their accomplishments in-person at the 2021 Annual Conference to be held in Montgomery, Alabama.
The following awards were given:
INFOJohn W. Britt Community Service Award
The NLLEA’s John W. Britt Community Service Award is given in memory of John Britt, a former Deputy Director for Operations for the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Division who died unexpectedly in 1995. He was a Charter Member and Past President of the NLLEA. This award is given to a non-enforcement organization or agency that has made a significant contribution to the efforts of alcohol or tobacco law enforcement through an innovative and effective program or service.
The 2020 John W. Britt Community Award was given to the The Southern New Castle County Communities Coalition (SN4C) of Delaware. The SN4C is an exemplary example of programming and partnerships that have made and continue to make contributions to enhance the efforts of liquor and tobacco enforcement and raise awareness in the prevention of underage drinking and tobacco use through environmental strategies. SN4C’s dedication in building relationships with alcohol and tobacco law enforcement and their partnership with the Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Agency makes SN4C the ideal recipient of this award.
INFOInnovative Alcohol Law Enforcement Program
The NLLEA’s Award for Innovative Alcohol Law Enforcement Program is given in recognition of effective programs that have produced positive changes in community alcohol-related problems or programs that have resulted in new efficiencies or fiscal saving for liquor law enforcement.
The 2020 NLLEA Innovative Alcohol Law Enforcement Program Award was given to the District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA). DC ABRA’s forward and innovative assessment to develop comprehensive outreach initiatives that leverages all communication channels to keep staff, licensees, and the public informed and educated during the fluent COVID-19 pandemic makes their agency the ideal recipient of this award. Their multi-pronged enforcement program encompassing 4 central tenants; education, innovation, safety and nimbleness to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is a model program that other alcohol law enforcement agencies can replicate supporting the mission of the NLLEA.
INFOAlcohol Law Enforcement Agent of the Year
The Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent of the Year Award is given for acts of heroism or bravery, creativity resulting in innovative programs, recognition by peers and/or the local community, or other actions that enhance the image of an agency or law enforcement in general.
The NLLEA awarded the 2020 Agent of the Year to Corporal Kaitlyn Corder of the Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Agency. Corporal Corder’s willingness and determination to go above and beyond addressing illegal activity in regards to the sale, transportation, and storage of alcohol conveys that she is an exemplary officer to the Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement agency. Corporal Corder’s successful investigations and her positive impact on the community working with the youth police academy and other community initiatives makes her the ideal recipient of this award.
INFOAlcohol Law Enforcement Agency of the Year
The NLLEA’s Award for Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency of the Year Award is given in recognition of demonstrated agency effectiveness, implementation of innovative programs, community or media recognition or model training programs or practices. The Virginia ABC, Bureau of Law Enforcement agency has demonstrated this through a myriad of unprecedented challenges that has brought about good governance, bold leadership, innovation, resourcefulness, and community partnerships.