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Reducing Officer Injury Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $299,996)

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will thoroughly examine and quantify officer injuries and deaths, and develop a comprehensive policy response. The goal is to better equip law enforcement agencies with the information and tools necessary to address areas of vulnerability, thereby reducing injuries suffered by police officers. IACP will identify and document the cause and magnitude of officer injuries; develop practical resources to assist law enforcement agencies to identify and respond to officer injury vulnerabilities; and disseminate resources widely to the law enforcement community. To identify and document the cause and magnitude of officer injuries, an advisory group will be established to direct the program design and the data collection tool for an agency pilot study. Operational and policy challenges will be identified from the data analysis. Through the development of an assessment paper, training, policy recommendations, and best practices will be created and widely disseminated throughout the law enforcement community. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 5, 2012