The first step to reducing officer injuries is understanding the type, frequency, and causal factors related to injuries
Injuries not only affect individual officers on a personal level but are detrimental to an agency's ability to perform its mission, straining manpower and budgets. Law enforcement agencies should prioritize injury reduction and mitigation and work to achieve a culture of safety within their departments.
One practice that can contribute to an organization culture of safety is tracking injuries sustained by officers while on duty. Detailed and consistent tracking at the agency level allows supervisors and manager to identify common injuries, better evaluate risk, and implement or improve upon agency injury prevention and mitigation policies, practices, and training.
Download a simple tool to assist in tracking your agency injuries.View the document for helpful troubleshooting tips.