2017 Preliminary Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report
fatalities in 2017
should be acceptable
One officer hurt or killed is one officer too many, which is why Officer Safety First exists—to provide an easy way officers and departments can increase everyone’s safety around traffic scenes.
This is also why we’ve partnered with the following organizations to share data, information and resources that will help make sure every officer comes home safely.
Select a post to get the latest in officer safety information from our partners’ websites and across the web.
Destination Zero is designed to help law enforcement agencies improve the health and safety of their officers. Here, you can research other successful or promising officer safety and wellness programs, check out the resources they are using, and get help identifying what you’ll need to begin your own risk management initiatives.See what is working for others
It’s been proven that wearing a hi-vis vest on scene can help keep you from becoming a struck-by statistic. Not bad for some bits of ugly, yellow, reflective cloth.
LEO Near Miss is where law enforcement officers can anonymously share their personal near miss and the lessons they learned from it, which can help everyone do their job safer. It also strengthens the database used to identify patterns that lead to better safety and security practices for officers everywhere.Share your story or check out other near misses
Sure, it’s OK to not wear your seatbelt so you can exit your vehicle faster; just ask one of the 38% of officers killed in auto crashes who weren’t wearing theirs.
The Emergency Responder Safety Institute created the Responder Safety Learning Network. It’s your connection to free responder safety training that includes a certificate equivalency of completing the National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program. You’ll also find information and resources to keep you up to date on national rules, regulations and trends related to safe roadway incident operations.Expand your safety knowledge
It’s just instinctive for people to watch their driver’s side mirror for an officer, so they won’t see you coming if you approach from the other side. Hard to argue with that kind of tactical advantage.
Fostering a culture of safety on the roads is a key aspect of the work the Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety does. This includes highway safety awareness and education programs that make a difference in protecting officers. You can also learn how adding incident clearance and roadway clearance times along with secondary crash information to your incident reports can help drastically improve data-driven safety analysis.Learn ways to keep everyone safer on the roads
Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) helped establish the Officer Safety First program as part of a commitment to support those who have dedicated their lives to helping keep our roads and highways safe. The idea behind the program and the site is to give law enforcement officers and their departments a single place to go to connect with safety information they can actually use. We sort through the huge collection of documents, reports and articles that are out there and pass along only those that are easy to apply or that have the greatest potential to save officers’ lives.Check out LTI traffic safety solutions