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NCJ Number: 249184 Add to Shopping cart 
Title: Officer Safety Initiatives Fact Sheet
Series: BJA Fact Sheets
Author(s): Steven Edwards; Deborah Meader
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: September 2015
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material; Program/Project Description; Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document (Online); Factsheet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Fact Sheet briefly describes resources available to State, local, and tribal governments for improving law enforcement officer safety through quality training, technical assistance, and information sharing.
Abstract: The resources described address six areas that pertain to officer safety. Some of the resources focus on preventing violent encounters in the course of officers performing their duties. A second set of resources provides critical information for improving officers’ awareness of potentially violent situations and developing abilities to respond appropriately so as to prevent or minimize harm to the officer and others involved. A third area of officer safety addressed by the resources is officers’ identification of potential danger and preparation to react quickly and appropriately with equipment and training to establish control and reduce escalation. A fourth topic addressed in the resources is the prevention and mitigation of violence in a jurisdiction, and a fifth focus is on greater awareness, leadership, and planning for improvements in officers’ health and wellness. A sixth area addressed by the resources is an agency’s support for its officers, their families, and the community when tragic events do occur. Where resources are available online, the web addresses are provided.
Main Term(s): Police safety
Index Term(s): BJA Resources; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); Occupational safety and health; Police deaths; Technical assistance reports; Technical assistance resources; Violence prevention
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