Violence Against the Police

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Responding to the need for critical information on emerging trends involving felonious assaults directed at law enforcement, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance, has established a grant for the Prevention of Violence Against the Police. The mission is to prevent felonious assaults against law enforcement through the timely development and dissemination of actionable information within the wider context of IACP’s officer safety initiatives.

How Can I Get Involved?

We are currently seeking the following information which will be kept confidential:

  • Post-incident protocol currently employed by your agency
  • Post-incident reports your agency is willing to share
  •  Line of duty death and serious injury data

Preventing Line of Duty Deaths: A Chief’s Duty


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 fully address the safety needs of their officers. Use this tool to proactively examine the range of critical officer safety strategies and determine areas where your agency can take action to improve. When taken together, the infrastructure improvements, systemic policies and strategies covered by this checklist will enhance officer safety and potentially prevent acts of violence against law enforcement.

Use the resource identified for each topic to help you address these issues within your agency and use the checklist on the back page to map your progress.




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