LEL September Webinar: Below 100, Move Over & Protecting LEOs at Roadside; How LELs Can Advance Officer Safety

September 27th, 2019|Comments Off on LEL September Webinar: Below 100, Move Over & Protecting LEOs at Roadside; How LELs Can Advance Officer Safety

Protecting those that protect us is vital to public safety. “Below 100” and “Move Over” are two programs that have been designed as a direct result of the need to remind our first responders that the protection of the public starts with the protection of them first. The Law Enforcement Liaison can play a pivotal role in helping to remind […]

Railway Situational Awareness

January 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Railway Situational Awareness

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.

RAN […]

LEL January Webinar: Officer Safety – The Year in Review

January 18th, 2018|Comments Off on LEL January Webinar: Officer Safety – The Year in Review

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 […]

NLELP November Webinar: Move Over: Promoting First Responder Safety through Communications

November 30th, 2017|Comments Off on NLELP November Webinar: Move Over: Promoting First Responder Safety through Communications

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 […]

CANCELED: Lifesavers Law Enforcement Liaison Pre-Conference Training Session

November 21st, 2017|Comments Off on CANCELED: Lifesavers Law Enforcement Liaison Pre-Conference Training Session

The Lifesavers Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Lifesavers Conference due to health and safety concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel bans being imposed by state and local governments, businesses, colleges and universities and other organizations across the United States. Naturally, with the cancellation of the conference, we are following suit with the cancellation of […]

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 […]

Officer Safety: Encouraging Seat Belt Use [video]

February 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Officer Safety: Encouraging Seat Belt Use [video]

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.

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 […]