Preventing Officer Fatalities by Better Understanding Specific Incidents

Preventing Officer Fatalities by Better Understanding Specific Incidents

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National Institute of Justice

The National Institute of Justice has teamed up with the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in a pilot program to investigate motor vehicle-related occupational fatalities of law enforcement officers in the U.S.

The goal of the program is to identify risk factors for fatal motor vehicle-related events and develop recommendations for preventing future fatalities and injuries. Following a fatal incident, agencies often make changes to policies, training, or tactics to address the cause of the incident. This program will not only give that agency greater insight into the event when deciding if changes are necessary, but also will spread the lessons learned to the broader law enforcement community.

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