National LEL Program

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Law Enforcement Liaisons (LEL) serve as vital links and conduits between State Highway Safety Offices (SHSO) and a state’s law enforcement community. The National Law Enforcement Liaison Program (NLELP) was created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) to enhance the work of LELs across the country. This program is funded by NHTSA under a cooperative agreement in recognition of the effectiveness of LEL activities in reducing crashes across the country.

The purpose of the program is to strengthen communications between LELs, ensure greater coordination of LEL activities nationwide, create and support LEL training and guidance workshops to increase the knowledge and skills of LELs and provide technical assistance. NLELP is designed to fortify the work of a proven network of highway safety professionals with enhanced communications tools, updated training, sharing of best practices, exchanging information on new research, policies, and programs, and highlighting successes.

NLELP provides a wealth of resources to LELs, including in-person trainings, newsletters and weekly news updates, webinars, information on funding opportunities, and a listserv of more than 200 LELs nationwide. These resources, along with other information on the program, is available at

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