Tag Archives: Officer safety and wellness

The IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club 2016 Update

The IACP/DuPont™ KEVLAR® Survivors’ Club® supports the overarching vision of the IACP Center for Officer Safety and Wellness. The Survivors’ Club strives to recognize and honor those deserving individuals who, as a result of wearing personal body armor, have survived a life-threatening or life-disabling … Continue reading

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IACP Executive Roundtable on Police Officer Suicide

The physical and mental well-being of all law enforcement professionals has always been an important priority for the IACP. While there are no definitive numbers on suicides among law enforcement officers in the United States, annual estimates put the figure … Continue reading

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2014 Line-of-Duty Deaths: Third Quarter Report

Since the beginning of 2014, there have been a total of 90 line-of-duty deaths within the law enforcement community in the United States. The IACP compiled data from both The Officer Down Memorial Fund and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Of … Continue reading

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Call for Pilot Sites: National Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

An Evidence-based Approach to Understanding and Addressing Vicarious Trauma in Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, and Victim Assistance and Emergency Medical Services Providers  Northeastern University (Boston, MA), in collaboration with IACP and other partners, is seeking pilot sites to participate in … Continue reading

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Congressional Hearings on Violence Against Women

IACP National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women staff recently attended a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “VAWA Next Steps: Protecting Women from Gun Violence”.  The hearing was chaired by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). The panel heard … Continue reading

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Violence Against Correctional and Probation Officers

On July 11th, inmate David Gomez at California’s Salinas Valley State Prison maneuvered himself out of his handcuffs and repeatedly stabbed a correctional officer in the back of the head with a knife he had hiding in his cell. Within … Continue reading

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Social Media Safety Considerations

As the use of social media continues to proliferate and become a larger part of our lives, it is important for law enforcement officers to consider how using these platforms and the personal information they might divulge can potentially impact … Continue reading

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Vests Save Lives

Since 1987, the IACP/DuPont Kevlar Survivors’ Club has verified over 3,100 lives of law enforcement officers saved because they were wearing body armor at the time of the incident. According to the IACP’s Reducing Officer Injuries Report, a summary of … Continue reading

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IACP’s Ambush Project

In 2012, there were 6 law enforcement deaths due to ambushes. According to the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) data that same year felonious assaults accounted for over half of all law enforcement deaths. While the Federal Bureau … Continue reading

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2014 Line-of-Duty Deaths: 1st Quarter Report

Within the first three months of 2014, there has been a total of 32 line-of-duty deaths among law enforcement officers in the United States. According to the Officer Down Memorial Fund and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund of … Continue reading

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