National Officer Safety Initiatives (NOSI)
Justice Department Awards Over $54 Million to Support Wellness and Safety of Law Enforcement Officers
Developing and Delivering a National Campaign of Public Awareness and Positive Messaging Concerning Law Enforcement.
OJP has announced funding awards, through BJA and National Institute of Justice programs, totaling over $62 million to provide services designed to protect officers and improve overall public safety. View the press release and fact sheet for details on awards made through specific programs, such as the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program, VALOR, National Officer Safety Initiatives, Body-Worn Camera Program, and more.
The goal of the VALOR Officer Safety & Wellness pilot research project is to assess the effectiveness of VALOR training and technical assistance in improving officer safety and wellness in three pilot sites.
BJA has partnered with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to launch the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide, a groundbreaking new initiative to raise awareness of the systemic barriers to mental health and prevent deaths by suicide among law enforcement officers. Read more in the IACP blog post.
Read the November 21, 2018 press release to learn about grant funding awarded by BJA and the National Institute of Justice to provide services designed to protect law enforcement officers and improve overall public safety.
Developed with support from BJA, the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Toolkit is now available in an online interactive format to promote learning about officer safety and encourage the leveraging of resources to augment state, local, and tribal efforts to promote officer safety.