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Video of Ohio Arrest Prompts Reminders on Foot Pursuit Tactics and Safety

Police trainers and roll call supervisors should take every possible opportunity to examine and discuss ways to mitigate the inherent perils of foot pursuits.

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Dashcam Shows TN Officer Run to Safety When Tractor Trailer Hits Power Lines

Upon realizing the trucker does not see the suspended lines the officer runs quickly away just before the truck snags the lines and drags them, and a utility pole, toward the officer and his patrol vehicle.

NLEOMF Seeks 2023 National Officer Safety and Wellness Awards Nominees

The goal is two-fold: not only to recognize the most effective programs, but to share that information with others so that they may look at the potential benefits to their respective agency and drive the number of line-of-duty law enforcement deaths down to zero.

Cops Provided a Way to Learn Proper Wildfire Response

The Ready, Set, Go! materials point out the critical role law enforcement plays when an evacuation from a wildfire is needed. Information is provided both in a detailed, yet concise, video as well as a flyer, which IAFC suggests can be kept in patrol cars.

MS Officers Learn Hazmat Response and Safety at Police Academy

“Just step back and say, ‘this is out of my ballpark.’ Don't rush in, don't get overzealous, don't think you can jump out and do it when you can't,” says Jim Whitfield..

IACP 2022: Technology Reshaping Modern Law Enforcement Response

During IACP 2022 I was fortunate to check out many technologies that drive efficiencies in communication and information management but at the same time target improving officer, and public, safety.

3 Reminders for Police on "Toy" and "Replica" Weapons as Halloween Approaches

For years now, bad guys have been painting guns in neon colors to look like toys, while so-called "toys" have become so realistic that they're virtually indistinguishable from the real thing—especially in rapidly unfolding, high-stress situations.

Re-thinking how Police Train and Talk about the 21-Foot Rule

A key element to the entire discussion of the so-called 21-Foot Rule is the perceived intent of the subject and threat that the individual potentially poses.

NLEOMF Announces 2022 National Officer Safety and Wellness Award Winners

“The primary objective of Destination Zero is to drive down causal factors that kill and injure our nation’s law enforcement officers,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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Ohio Officer's CPR Rescues Validate Value of Basic First Aid Training

Providing emergency first aid such as CPR, applying a tourniquet, stopping a sucking chest wound, or staunching the bleed of a gunshot wound is difficult and requires hours of training and preparation.

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