Roadside Safety, Part 2: Officer Safety Precautions

Roadside Safety, Part 2: Officer Safety Precautions

Roadside Safety, Part 2: Officer Safety Precautions In our last blog, “Roadside Safety, Part 1: What do the stats say?”, we shared statistics and discussed the roadside dangers of the law enforcement profession. The data was staggering – an average of 30,000-plus officers are injured and 100-plus officers are killed on duty each year. Police …

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Roadside Safety, Part 1: What do the stats say?

Roadside Safety, Part 1: What do the stats say?

Roadside Safety, Part 1: What do the statistics say about Patrol Officer Safety? Life. Vitality. Safety. Most of us take these for granted. Our lives are generally predictable and often the same, day in, day out. For law enforcement officers, this isn’t the case. In fact, a 2018 USA TODAY article ranks police and sheriff …

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Why 360 Light Trumps Cone-Shaped Light in Hostile Environments

( a 2 minute read…) Silence. Pitch Black. Adrenaline Pumping. And then the search begins, without knowing what is in store. It goes without saying that a career in Law Enforcement is dangerous. Law Enforcement agencies strive to keep their SWAT teams and Patrol Officers safe by equipping them with the most specialized gear available …

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Distracted Patrol and Technology

6 Tips to Prevent Distracted Patrol

To prevent patrol distraction, a critical element is the modification of work practice controls to ensure you’re using technology and other tools as safely as possible. A work practice control (sometimes referenced as an “engineering” or “administrative control”) is a procedural modification that reduces risk and/or exposure while on-the-job by altering how a particular task …

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situational awareness

5 Tips to Enhance a Situational Awareness Mindset

The world is a dangerous place and situational awareness matters now, more than ever before. But, there is no denying that the game has changed. With new technologies evolving all around us, it’s easy to see that distractions can take their toll and impact our safety and the safety of those around us. For more …

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Scan a Driver's License above the steering wheel to increase awareness of your surroundings

Muscle Memory & Process-Oriented Culture

Open eyes. Shut off alarm clock. Drink coffee. Get dressed. Brush teeth. Leave for work. Whether on patrol or in the lab, we all have a routine similar to this one. While each of our routines may vary slightly (get kids ready for school, read paper, watch news, etc.), there are commonalities, themes, and outcomes …

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How Can eCitation Benefit Officer Safety?

Traffic-related incidents have been the leading cause of law enforcement line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) for many years. Though many measures have been put in place to mitigate this dramatic threat to officers’ life and safety, could more be done to promote scene safety while performing traffic stops? According to 2011 International Association of Chiefs of Police …

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