Officer Safety

The Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Program, with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, supports local, state, federal, and tribal criminal justice entities by offering various resources to enhance law enforcement efforts. For example, RISS helps facilitate cross-agency collaboration through the RISSLeads Investigative website. Through this platform, law enforcement officers can interact with one another across jurisdictions to share investigative leads, information, or other issues.

Improving Officer Safety on the Roadways: Lessons Learned from NIOSH FACE Reports on Law Enforcement Line of Duty Deaths

This web event, hosted by the National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program (NLERSP) under the Bureau of Justice Assistance VALOR Initiative, will discuss trends in officer injuries and fatalities from roadway-related incidents, provide a detailed case study of an officer struck-by incident, including lessons learned, and identify numerous resources available for patrol officers and agency decision-makers, alike, to reduce risk and improve officer safety on the road.

Webinar: “Mid-Year Law Enforcement Fatalities Report: Keeping Officers’ Names Off the Wall”

Please join the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum for a presentation of the preliminary numbers of U.S. law enforcement fatalities from January–June 2020 as recorded by the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum. Reviewing and discussing this data will be a panel of law enforcement and officer safety and wellness experts including a pair of Destination Zero National Officer Safety and Wellness winners, a medical doctor discussing physical health and well-being, and a psychologist addressing mental health issues in policing.

Join the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum for their upcoming “Mid-Year Law Enforcement Fatalities Report: Keeping Officers’ Names off the Wall” webinar on July 14, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, a panel of law enforcement, officer safety, wellness, medical, and mental health experts will review and discuss the preliminary numbers of law enforcement fatalities from January–June 2020 in the United States.

Webinar: “Part 2: Mindfulness Strategies for Law Enforcement”

Join the International Association of Chiefs of Police on June 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST for “Part 2: Mindfulness Strategies for Law Enforcement” webinar. This webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance’s National Officer Safety Initiatives Program. It will be hosted by Mindful Junkie Founder, Gina White. Police officers across every rank, dispatchers, victim services personnel, crime scene personnel, other law enforcement personnel, and family members are encouraged to attend this 30-minute interactive mindfulness session.

Training: Mid-Level Leadership Workshop: Fostering an Organizational Culture of Safety and Wellness

This VALOR workshop inspires mid-level law enforcement leaders to advance officer safety and wellness strategies within their own agencies.

This one-day workshop is a subject expert-facilitated event that:

  • Addresses leadership strategies.
  • Examines causes of officer assaults, injuries, and deaths.
  • Explores critical officer wellness issues.
  • Discusses protocols and best practices.
  • Discusses setting a safety precedent and accountability.
  • Illustrates actionable opportunities to increase safety and wellness.

 

The COPS Office’s Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) recently introduced their COVID-19 Library of Resources, which is dedicated to informing law enforcement agencies of COVID-19 guidelines and officer safety policies. This resource will allow law enforcement agencies to share updated information regarding agency policies, standard operating processes, fact sheets, press releases, special orders, and training documents.

Training - VALOR’s “Mid-Level Leadership Workshop: Fostering an Organizational Culture of Safety and Wellness”

VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Program is hosting the “Mid-Level Leadership Workshop: Fostering an Organizational Culture of Safety and Wellness,” which is open to currently sworn law enforcement officers. Attendees will receive a VALOR training certificate and are eligible to receive continuing education credit.

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