New Resources on Officer Safety and Violence Against Police

IACP President De Lucca’s Task Force to Address Global Violence Against Law letimageEnforcement is pleased to release the resources below.

Read more about the work of President De Lucca’s task force in this IACP blog series and in this Law Enforcement Technology magazine article.

Attendees at the IACP Annual Conference in Philadelphia are encouraged to attend the educational session summarizing the efforts of the task force on Monday at 3pm. Hard copies of the below resources will be available at this workshop and at IACP Central and The Hub.


chiefsdutyCoverPreventing Line-of-Duty Deaths: A Chief’s Duty
Key considerations to improve officer safety and prevent line-of-duty deaths

This agency self-assessment tool is designed to help law enforcement leaders evaluate their agency’s efforts to address the safety needs of officers. Use this tool to proactively examine the range of critical officer safety strategies and determine areas where your agency can improve.  Categories of evaluation include

  • Equipment
  • Health & Wellness
  • Offender Management
  • Training & Tactics
  • Community Trust & Partnerships

 New IACP Training Key: Officer Safety and Violence Against the Policetkimgae

Drawing on guidance found in related IACP model policies and training documents, this training key covers officer safety considerations for situations that most frequently result in felonious death or injury of officers, including

  • Ambushes
  • Motor Vehicle Stops
  • Arrests
  • Executing Warrants
  • Domestic Violence Calls, and
  • Responding to Persons Affected by Mental Illness

This training key can be easily adapted for an in-service training or series of roll call briefings.


loddreportMonthly Line-of-Duty Death Reports

IACP partnered with the Officer Down Memorial Page to revise the monthly Line of Duty Death report, which is distributed to membership each month via the IACP e-newsletter and posted to the Center for Officer Safety and Wellness website.  IACP and ODMP are committed to honoring fallen law enforcement officers while also raising awareness about line-of-duty deaths, including related trends and causal factors.  To that end this report, suitable for ready room display and discussion, features a reader-friendly infographic and concise summaries of each incident grouped by cause.

Special thanks to the task force members

  • Dianne Bernhard, Executive Director, Concerns of Police Survivors
  • Jami Cook, Executive Director, Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy
  • Darryl De Sousa, Deputy Commissioner, Baltimore City Police Department
  • Robin Engel, Vice President for Safety & Reform, University of Cincinnati
  • Wayne Jerman, Chief of Police, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Police Department
  • Joe Kistle, Chief of Police (Ret.), Franklin Borough (NJ) Police Department
  • Tim Lowery, Chief of Police, Florissant, Missouri, Police Department
  • Brad Schimel, Attorney General, Wisconsin Department of Justice
  • Doug Scott, Chief of Police (Ret.), Arlington County (VA) Police Department
  • Kerry Sleeper, Assistant Director, Office of Partner Engagement, FBI
  • Rick Smith, Chief of Police, Wakefield (MA) Police Department
  • Stan Standridge, Chief of Police, Abilene (TX) Police Department
  • Beau Thurnauer, Deputy Chief, East Hartford (CT) Police Department
  • David Zack, Chief of Police, Cheektowga (NY) Police Department
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