National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program

A Serious Risk to Officer Safety

According to data collected from the Officer Down Memorial Page, 542 law enforcement officers were killed from 2009-2018 from collisions and struck-by incidents on the nation’s roadways. More recently, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reported 43 law enforcement officers were killed in 2019 as a result of traffic-related incidents. Seventeen of these fatalities were the result of struck-by incidents, and 12 involved single-vehicle crashes.

More can be done to protect our officers.

 

About the National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program

 
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The National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program (NLERSP) provides a suite of no-cost training, technical assistance, and resources to local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies with the goal of reducing the number of officers seriously injured and killed on the nation’s roadways.

The NLERSP offers in-person, interactive courses for executives, patrol officers, and trainers that teach attendees about the risk factors for officer-involved collisions and struck-by incidents and identify a variety of interventions and technological innovations that can reduce the likelihood of their occurrence. The evidence-based courses, developed by a national working group of subject matter experts, draw heavily from the success of the Las Vegas Police Department’s comprehensive crash prevention program, as well as widely-recognized traffic incident management (TIM) principles, to provide attendees with actionable steps, skills, and resources to improve officer safety on the roadways.

The National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, is a collaborative effort between the National Police Foundation and the Institute for Intergovernmental Research.

Register for Upcoming Training

 

The National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program offers three in-person training courses to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies across the country at no cost to attendees. See below for a brief description of each course and links to register for upcoming training sessions.


Roadway Safety for Executives

Lead your agency in roadway safety. Attend this 4-hour workshop with other mid-level and executive-level officers where you will discuss policies, training, and technological innovations that can reduce the risk of officer-involved collisions and struck-by incidents.

Click the link below to register:

Oxford, Mississippi: POSTPONED

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: POSTPONED

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Roadway Safety for Patrol Officers

Learn how to improve your safety on the roadways. This 8-hour course will discuss best practices and tactics to improve your safety during traffic stops, emergency response driving, all-weather driving, and roadway operations while outside of your vehicle.

Click the link below to register:

Bedford, Texas: POSTPONED

Oxford, Mississippi: POSTPONED

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: POSTPONED

Alexandria, Virginia: POSTPONED

Roadway Safety Train-the-Trainer

Provide the training to your agency. Trainers who attended the Roadway Safety for Patrol Officers course are eligible to attend this 8-hour course, where they will be given the resources and skills needed to teach the training curriculum to other officers during academy or in-service training.

Click the link below to register:

Oxford, Mississippi: POSTPONED

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Interested in hosting?

If your agency would like to be considered to host a suite of training sessions (patrol, executive, and train-the-trainer courses), please complete the contact form below. Please note, funding to deliver training is limited, so agencies and/or regions with the greatest need will be prioritized.

Request Customized Technical Assistance

 

In addition to the in-person training sessions, the National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program can provide agencies with customized technical assistance to improve existing training, policies, procedures, and programs related to the safety of roadway operations. If your agency is interested in receiving no-cost technical assistance, an authorized agency representative should complete the Request Form presented here. Agency representatives can also send an email request to TTA@LEOroadwaysafety.org or call the National Police Foundation at 202-833-1471.

 

Roadway Safety Resource Toolkit

 

The following resources are provided to help agencies develop or modify policy, provide additional training to officers, and change organizational culture to improve officer safety on the roadways. The list is not intended to be exhaustive.





 

We thank the agencies and organizations that have contributed to this resource toolkit. If your agency has developed resources that could help other agencies, please let us know by emailing us at TTA@LEOroadwaysafety.org.

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National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program Partners

 


 
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This project was supported by Grant No. 2018-DP-BX-K005 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.