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See the 2023 Recipient of the
Lamplighter Award for Moral Courage in Law Enforcement



lamp·light·er | ˈlamp-ˌlī-tər - noun

An employee of conscience who crosses the thin blue line to report corruption, injustice, or misconduct in law enforcement.


The Lamplighter Project encourages whistleblowing activity in law enforcement by removing barriers to reporting, preventing retaliation, and elevating ethical officers.

“Keep lighting those lamps, for the world would be a darker place without you.”

Frank Serpico,  NYPD Whistleblower

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