Infrastructure

VESTS


Sources/Resources

IACP Resolution on Mandatory Vest Use, 2011
NSA Mandatory Vest Wear Resolution
IACP/DuPont Kevlar Survivors’ Club
NIJ Standards
OJP Body Armor Safety Initiative
BJA/PERF Body Armor National Survey


Stats/Facts

  • 37 – Percent of law enforcement officers feloniously killed between 2000-2009 who were not wearing body armor (FBI LEOKA)
  • 2,046 – Average number of law enforcement officers assaulted with a firearm each year (FBI LEOKA, 1995 – 2009)
  • 57,578 – Average number of law enforcement officers assaulted each year (FBI LEOKA, 1995 - 2009)
  • 565 - Law enforcement officers killed with a firearm from 2000-2009 (NLEOMF)
  • 3,136 – Number of law enforcement officers saved by the vest documented by IACP/DuPont Kevlar Survivors Club from 1987 through October 2011


SEAT BELTS


Sources/Resources

IACP Resolution on Mandatory Seatbelt Use, 2011
IACP Preventing Traffic-Related Line-of-Duty Deaths, 2011
IACP Roll-Call Training Video Is Today Your Day?
NHTSA Occupant Protection


Stats/Facts

  • 42 - Percent of officers killed in traffic crashes who were not wearing seat belts (NHTSA, 1980-2008)
  • 13 – Number of years straight that traffic incidents have been the leading cause of officer deaths (NHTSA)


EQUIPMENT


Sources/Resources

IACP Policing in the 21 st Century, 2011
OJP Bulletproof Vest Partnership
Police Chief Magazine, May 2011: President’s Message, A Fundamental Change and a Call to Action


Stats/Facts

  • 55 – Percent of respondents to a 2010 IACP survey who said the new economy presented a serious or severe problem for their agencies (IACP Policing in the 21 st Century, 2011)
  • 50 – Percent of respondents that indicated they had to reduce agency budgets by more than 5% while a quarter had to reduce them by more than 10% (IACP Policing in the 21 st Century, 2011)
  • 77 – Percent of respondents who indicated that their agencies were forced to reduce their budgets while taking on additional responsibilities (IACP Policing in the 21 st Century, 2011)
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