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TECHBeat, November/December 2016

Date Published
December 2016
Publication Type
Technical Assistance, Program/Project Evaluation, Program/Project Description, News and Announcement, Issue Overview
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored

TECHBeat, November/December 2015

Date Published
December 2015
Publication Type
Report (Technical), Report (Technical Assistance), Report (Grant Sponsored)
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored

Protecting our Protectors: Using Science to Improve Officer Safety and Wellness

June 2012

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.