Violence Against the Police

IACP Task Force to Address Global Violence Against the Police

In November 2016, following ambush attacks on four officers in three states in a 24-hour period, IACP President De Lucca sent this message out to membership  declaring violence against law enforcement must end. In response, IACP established a task force of committed law enforcement executives to explore the issue of violence against the police and make concrete recommendations to prevent further tragedies. Follow the work of the task force on the IACP blog

 

Preventing Line of Duty Deaths: A Chief's Duty

This agency self-assessment tool is designed to help law enforcement leaders evaluate their agency’s efforts to address the safety needs of officers. Use this tool to proactively examine the range of critical officer safety strategies and determine areas where your agency can improve. 

 




Ambushes

These reports, developed based on findings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) in the Line of Duty data collection program, provide a comprehensive look at the nature of ambush attacks perpetrated against law enforcement officers in the United States since 1990. Included are classifications of ambush attacks, incident trends, and overviews of agency, victim, and perpetrator data, weapons used in ambushes, and survivability and clearance rates.


Ambush Fact Sheet