The Police Foundation is pleased to announce the award of a Public Safety Grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation. This grant will continue to advance officer safety by supporting the application of the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Near Miss reporting system in law enforcement agencies across the country.
Motorola’s support will allow the Police Foundation to work with key local agency partners in Tempe, Arizona, and Snohomish County, Washington, to implement near miss reporting and analysis at the agency level and train local agency staff regarding the use of the LEO Near Miss system. Additionally, it will enable the Police Foundation and its partner organizations to use near miss incident reports to begin identifying and developing lessons learned to guide operational and tactical decisions and training, which will benefit local partner agencies as well as agencies throughout the U.S.
“The generous support of the Motorola Solutions Foundation will enable us to explore the benefits of near miss reporting and analysis at the agency level in addition to encouraging independent near miss reporting by individual officers. Ultimately, near miss reporting will benefit individual agencies and the law enforcement profession overall by helping to create a culture of safety” said Jim Bueermann, President of the Police Foundation.
“We wholeheartedly support innovation that enhances public safety,” said Matt Blakely, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “The programs we’re supporting will benefit a broad range of communities served by law enforcement officers and staff, fire service personnel, federal agents, emergency medical service providers and our men and women in the military services – both active duty and veterans.”
The foundation gave $3.45 million to 83 organizations in 2016, which will benefit about 1 million first responders and community members.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation serves as an investor and convener on issues that affect the safety of communities around the world, providing leadership in the sector to drive innovation and engage the network of those interested in these issues.
We thank the Motorola Solutions Foundation for their generous support of officer safety. We are proud to partner with Motorola and with the Tempe Police Department, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, and many other agencies to improve officer safety. For more on LEO Near Miss or to submit a report, visit www.LEOnearmiss.org.