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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“Road Wise” Officer Safety Training

Two Class Options: One-day Seminar January 24, 2018 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. $159 per person Train-the-Trainer January 24–26, 2018 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. $695 per person Location: Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy, Columbus, OH Every year, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reports on Line of Duty Deaths in the U.S. Traffic-related incidents are one [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Arrive Alive

"Arrive Alive" is a video provided by the Maryland Highway Safety Office to agencies at no charge. The 11.5-minute video is designed to support agency leaders in their efforts to reduce the number of law enforcement officer deaths, disabilities, and injuries caused by traffic-related incidents. View the Arrive Alive materials (Maryland Sherrifs' Association)

Center for Officer Safety and Wellness

The Center for Officer Safety and Wellness was created by the International Association of Chiefs of Police in 2012 to centralize officer safety and wellness efforts by promoting existing resources and encouraging a cultural shift within law enforcement agencies by emphasizing the values of safety, health, and wellness as they impact officer performance. Learn more [...]

SAFE Driving Videos

The SAFE (Situation-Appropriate, Focused, and Educated) Driving Campaign is a California POST (Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training) initiative to reduce the number of law enforcement officers killed and injured in traffic collisions nationwide. California POST has compiled a series of video resources for law enforcement officers on safe driving topics. View the SAFE [...]