Law enforcement officers can spend a lot of time on the road, getting in and out of patrol vehicles. They require equipment and technologies to keep them safe while on the job. According to statistics collected by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), 606 officers died from traffic-related deaths between 2005-2014. In an effort to address hazards and curtail accidents, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) provides resources and information regarding traffic safety for law enforcement officers.
Find publications that have resulted from NIJ funding, from NLECTC projects or from other Department of Justice programs or offices here:
- February 2016 Special Issue on Traffic Safety, TechBeat, Feb. 2016
- Easing Distracted Driving by Police in Fort Wayne, TechBeat, Jan./Feb. 2015
- SAVER Program Assesses Equipment for First Responders, TechBeat, Nov./Dec. 2014
- Utah Agency Convert Former Military Vehicle for Use as an Ambulance, TechBeat, Nov./Dec. 2014
Ben Bolton, Outreach Coordinator