REDUCING OFFICER INJURIES 

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As part of its continued focus on officer safety, IACP has partnered with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice to identify and document the causes and magnitude of officer injuries, develop practical resources to assist law enforcement agencies, recognize and respond to officer injury vulnerabilities, and disseminate resources to the law enforcement community.

In order to first 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. Information from each injury was collected and sent to IACP for analysis in order to better comprehend the nature of injuries and develop strategies for prevention. Injury tracking study resources are available on this page for download.

 


Eating Well On-the-Go: New Resources Promoting Officer Nutrition


In order to promote healthy eating habits within the law enforcement community, the IACP, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice, developed a nutrition tri-fold to help inform officers of nutritious options for meals on the go. This tri-fold offers healthy recommendations of what foods to eat for breakfast, snacks, and a main meal, and is supplemented by food options that should be avoided while on duty.

The nutrition fact sheet is a companion piece to the nutrition tri-fold and describes how law enforcement agencies can offer instruction and support to improve their officers’ overall nutrition habits. The fact sheet highlights the impact that nutrition has on an officer’s performance, ranging from long-term affects to shift-by-shift consequences. It also gives recommendations for how agencies can promote good nutrition strategies to officers department-wide, starting in academy training and continuing throughout an officer’s career. 


                                                 Nutrition Pocket Guide                            Nutrition Fact Sheet

                                                                      

 

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For more information on officer safety please contact: officersafety@theiacp.org

 

 

 

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