In December 2018, the Association of American Railroads’ Railway Alert Network (RAN) sent out a message highlighting the importance of situational awareness for law enforcement officers conducting operations on or near rail crossings and railroad tracks. This was prompted by the death of two Chicago police officers who were struck by a commuter railroad train while pursuing a suspected shooter.
This webinar provided a close look at officer safety in 2017, examining improvements made and the work that remains. Presenters reviewed law enforcement officer line of duty deaths, concentrating on traffic-related fatalities and outlining strategies for engaging law enforcement in officer safety practices. This is an opportunity for State Highway Safety Offices and LELs to learn about promoting officer safety […]
Law enforcement officers and first responders put their lives on the line every time they have to work on the side of a busy roadway. All 50 states have “Move Over” laws to protect law enforcement officers and other first responders, but fewer than three-quarters of the public are aware of these laws. The National LEL Program and the National […]
The National LEL Program is pleased to announce that there will be a LEL Training Session held prior to the LifeSavers Conference on Saturday, March 14, 2020.
If you plan on attending the conference and training session, please fill out the following information so that we can register you for the training session and provide you with more information as the […]
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 […]
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 […]
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has shared this traffic safety reminder video from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s “For Your Partner For Your Family” traffic safety program.
Additional officer safety resources from NLEOMF are available on their website.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]