WHEREAS, officers injured, disabled, or killed in performance of their duties is unacceptable; and
WHEREAS, police injuries and disabilities are disruptive to the quality of lives of the impacted police officers, their families and friends, work associates, organizations, and communities; and
WHEREAS, a police death causes great personal pain and suffering to the survivors; and
WHEREAS, these injuries, disabilities, and deaths may be mitigated or prevented, now, therefore be it
RESOLVED that the membership of the International Association of Chiefs of Police hereby adopts a safety vision to minimize officer injuries, disabilities, and deaths in concert with the SafeShield project; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED that adoption of the SafeShield project is designed to align all stakeholders to define, analyze, and prevent the causes of police injuries, disabilities, and deaths; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED that the International Association of Chiefs of Police encourages all police leaders to consistently communicate the importance of a shared vision for officer safety and wellness.