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NCJ Number: 249788 Find in a Library
Title: Training Encourages Law Enforcement Officers to Wear High-Visibility Gear
Journal: TECHBeat  Dated:February 2016  Pages:4-7
Author(s): Becky Lewis
Date Published: February 2016
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Instructional Material; Issue Overview; Technical Assistance
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes an online training program that emphasizes the importance of law enforcement officers regularly wearing high-visibility vests when engaged in out-of-car traffic management or enforcement duties.
Abstract: Officers have many excuses for not wearing their vests when performing such duties; e.g., a high-visibility vest makes them a target; and they are too difficult and time-consuming to put on after a traffic stop. The free online video at addresses these excuses with data on how wearing a high-visibility vest can save their lives when conducting road-side or traffic-management duties. Relevant Federal regulations are also reviewed. The 1-hour training module uses a combination of resource materials, dash cam and news footage that emphasizes the dangers officers face when performing traffic-related duties, and video segments that encourage officers to improve their personal safety by wearing their high-visibility gear. The self-paced training includes a post-test and a certificate of participation. Those who earn this certificate of completion can then download a handout that covers the major points of the course. It is intended for personal use only.
Main Term(s): Police safety
Index Term(s): Computer aided instruction; Occupational safety and health; Police deaths; Police training programs; Police training resources; Traffic law enforcement; Uniform clothing; Vehicle stops
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