As part of IACP’s continued focus on officer safety IACP partnered with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a multi-site evaluation of line-of-duty injuries.
The goals of the project are to identify and document the cause and magnitude of officer injuries, develop practical resources to assist law enforcement agencies, to identify and respond to officer injury vulnerabilities, and disseminate the resources widely to the law enforcement community.
In order to accomplish these goals, a 12-month national study of 18 law enforcement agencies was conducted to thoroughly examine and quantify the total spectrum of injuries sustained by officers. One state was chosen from each of five geographic regions to obtain a representative sample of data from across the nation. Agencies of varying size, and type were selected to participate from each state to provide a realistic account of injury trends.
Participating Agency Locations
The information from each injury was collected and sent to IACP for analysis in order to better learn the nature of injuries in police agencies and develop strategies for prevention.
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Driving Forces: What Chiefs Say About Officer-Involved Crashes
Law enforcement officers are keenly aware of the frequency of traffic-related injuries, including fatalities, which result from vehicular crashes. In 2012, Carol Servino, Ph.D., of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, developed a 50-question online survey for executives from city, county, and state police agencies across the U.S. to report what they believe are the causal factors in vehicular crashes over the past five years. A total of 215 chiefs responded to the survey. Servino prepared an Executive Summary of national survey findings for those executives who participated. The report can be accessed here.
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This project is supported by Grant No. 2009-DG-BX-0027 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The BJA is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the SMART Office, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.