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


Police Vulnerabilities Poster: Are You Ready for Duty?

This poster provides a comprehensive check-list of different considerations that may potentially make an officer vulnerable to serious injury or an attack by a perpetrator. It covers a wide array of potential vulnerabilities, such as physical, mental, and situational circumstances that every officer should be aware of. Whether an officer is simply checking his vest or is making a traffic stop, this poster highlights the importance of always remaining vigilant, whether an officer is on or off-duty.

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