At this Research for the Real World seminar, NIJ brought together law enforcement practitioners and leading researchers in the field of stress to discuss the current research evidence and practical benefits of targeted stress-management interventions and how they can promote officer mental wellness.
Police-on-Police Shootings and the Puzzle of Unconscious Racial Bias - NIJ Research for the Real World Seminar
Body-Worn Cameras and Citizen Interactions With Police Officers: Estimating Plausible Effects Given Varying Compliance Levels
Violanti describes steps police agencies are taking to help police officers, including teaching recruits what they may experience on the job.
Law Enforcement Officer Motor Vehicle Crash and Struck-by Fatality Investigations Program Report No. LEO 2014-01 - Sergeant Struck by a Motor Vehicle on Interstate Highway - New Mexico
The Impact of Correctional Officer Suicide on the Institutional Environment and on the Well-being of Correctional Employees
Each year, 100-200 law enforcement officers die in the line of duty. Last year, 177 lost their lives — a 16-percent increase from 2010. As Attorney General Eric Holder noted, this is a devastating and unacceptable trend. NIJ has developed a robust research portfolio to improve officer safety and wellness and, ultimately, save lives. This panel discussed some of NIJ's most promising work to reduce shooting and traffic-related fatalities — consistently the leading causes of officer line-of-duty deaths — and improve officer wellness, which is inextricably linked with officer safety.