NLELP August Webinar: Best Practices for Traffic Incident Management

August 9th, 2017|Comments Off on NLELP August Webinar: Best Practices for Traffic Incident Management

Effective traffic incident clearance is an important means of improving safety and reducing congestion delays. This webinar provided an overview of Traffic Incident Management and discussed the safety benefits to both the motorists and the first responders. The speakers discussed how good TIM practices can improve overall policing, how to build effective working relationships with TIM partners, and program data […]

NLELP March Webinar (I): Distracted Driving Enforcement: Resources for LELs and LEOs

March 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on NLELP March Webinar (I): Distracted Driving Enforcement: Resources for LELs and LEOs

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and now is the time to plan your marketing and enforcement efforts. This webinar looked at NHTSA’s new marketing materials for the distracted driving campaign, as well as NHTSA’s Distracted Driving Enforcement Guide and previous enforcement highlights. It also included an overview of NHTSA’s new Law Enforcement Virtual Training Course, federal distracted driving […]

NLELP December Webinar: Current Trends & Strategies for Improving Officer Safety

December 14th, 2016|Comments Off on NLELP December Webinar: Current Trends & Strategies for Improving Officer Safety

This webinar introduced participants to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) programs for officer safety and wellness and discussed what the analysis of data from line of duty deaths reveals. Participants learned about resources available to LELs and law enforcement agencies to improve officer safety as it relates to traffic enforcement and where law enforcement can take proactive […]

MD TSRP February Blog: Farewell to Fallen Comrades: An Appreciation

February 19th, 2016|Comments Off on MD TSRP February Blog: Farewell to Fallen Comrades: An Appreciation

By David Daggett

Now the sun’s gone to hell            And the moon’s riding high
Let me bid you farewell                Every man has to die
But it’s written in the starlight   And every line in your palm
We’re fools to make war             On our brothers in arms

Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits

I have elected to forego the usual article in this space dedicated to traffic […]

Podcast: Sheriff John Whetsel and Ed Hutchison on Officer Safety

February 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Podcast: Sheriff John Whetsel and Ed Hutchison on Officer Safety

During the GHSA 2015 Annual Meeting, the National LEL Program sat down with Sheriff John Whetsel, Sheriff of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and chair of the National Sheriffs Association Traffic Safety Committee, and Ed Hutchinson, Director of Traffic Safety for the National Sheriffs Association, to talk about ways to reduce injuries and fatalities for the law enforcement officers who are […]

Minnesota Officer Safety Training Video

March 20th, 2015|Comments Off on Minnesota Officer Safety Training Video

The following training video is a cooperative effort of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and various responder and traffic management agencies.  The 30-minute video is a training guide for EMS, firefighters and law enforcement officers, and can be used by all responders to learn the best practices and safety measures for addressing roadway incidents so they can avoid mistakes […]

NLELP February Webinar: Becoming a Champion of Officer Safety

February 12th, 2015|Comments Off on NLELP February Webinar: Becoming a Champion of Officer Safety

This webinar wass designed to inform LELs about the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF)/NHTSA partnership and to provide LELs with the necessary tools and resources to assist in empowering and mobilizing law enforcement agencies to protect officers in the line of duty. In addition, this webinar included real-world examples of officer safety best practices and initiatives currently implemented […]

Respondersafety Learning Network

December 5th, 2014|Comments Off on Respondersafety Learning Network

The Respondersafety Learning Network is a free online portal for 24/7 training for the safe and efficient management of traffic incidents. It provides training modules and resources for first responders based on the National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management. The training modules cover a variety of Traffic Incident Management practices and topics. For more information, visit the Respondersafety […]

Move Over America

November 4th, 2014|Comments Off on Move Over America

Did you know that 43 states have passed “Move Over” laws to help protect officers during roadside activities? Over the past decade, more than 136 officers were killed when they were struck by a vehicle, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. This is the third highest cause of death for officers in the line of […]

NHTSA Resource: First Responder Roadside Safety

November 4th, 2014|Comments Off on NHTSA Resource: First Responder Roadside Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a directive to develop and implement a comprehensive program to address the safety of first responders. The result of that directive is a series of resources developed in partnership with a variety of organizations, including a model “move over” law, training materials focused on first responder roadside safety and research and […]

End of Watch: The Kevin Will Story

October 14th, 2014|Comments Off on End of Watch: The Kevin Will Story

This video is a heart-wrenching documentary about a Houston Police Officer killed by a drunk driver and the impact of the loss to the department, family, and everyone involved in the case.

Drive Safely: The Campaign to Decrease Officer Fatalities on the Road

May 15th, 2014|Comments Off on Drive Safely: The Campaign to Decrease Officer Fatalities on the Road

Law enforcement officers spend much of their time working to make sure the rest of us can travel safely on our nation’s roads and highways. Since 1963, the number of traffic-related fatalities has declined by 25 percent; however, traffic-related fatalities were again the leading cause of officer fatalities in 2013.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has created the Drive […]