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Health, Safety, and Survival

Publications and Multimedia

Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Annual Report

How Law Enforcement Culture Plays into Stress and Wellness video graphic
National Institute of Justice, January 2020

Key Points About Stress and Wellness for Law Enforcement Leadership video graphic
National Institute of Justice, January 2020

Protecting Against Stress and Trauma: Research Lessons for Law Enforcement – Defining the Problem video graphic
National Institute of Justice, October 2019

Protecting Against Stress and Trauma: Research Lessons for Law Enforcement – Research and Practice video graphic
National Institute of Justice, October 2019

OJP Pays Tribute to the Fallen blog graphic
Office of Justice Programs, May 2019

Breaking the Stigma of Law Enforcement Suicide blog graphic
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, April 2019

Fighting Stress in the Law Enforcement Community
National Institute of Justice, April 2019

Improving Officer Safety on the Roadways
National Institute of Justice, November 2018

National Blue Alert Network
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, November 2018

Confronting Officer Suicide blog graphic
Office of Justice Programs, October 2018

Fentanyl: The Real Deal video graphic
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, August 2018

Backing the Blue blog graphic
Office of Justice Programs, May 2018

The Signs Within: Suicide Prevention Education and Awareness
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, March 2018

Fitness Program Development Considerations
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, January 2018

Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders
Office of National Drug Control Policy, October 2017

Law Enforcement Officer Safety Toolkit
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, September 2017

How To Encourage a Culture of Officer Safety video graphic
National Institute of Justice, July 2017

Preventing Officer Fatalities by Better Understanding Specific Incidents
National Institute of Justice, July 2017

Officer Safety and Wellness Group Meeting Summary, October 2016: Improving Law Enforcement Resilience - Lessons and Recommendations
Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, June 2017

Effective Blue Alert Plans: Guidance and Recommendations
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, May 2017

How to Best Protect Your Force Against Officer Suicide video graphic
National Institute of Justice, May 2017

Improving Officer Safety in Interactions With Citizens Suffering From Mental Illness video graphic
National Institute of Justice, May 2017

Understanding the Effects of Fatigue on Law Enforcement video graphic
National Institute of Justice, May 2017

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit
Office for Victims of Crime, April 2017

Bulletproof Vest Partnership Initiative
Bureau of Justice Assistance, March 2017

Defusing Difficult Encounters
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, March 2017

For materials related to body armor/personal protective equipment, see the Equipment and Technology page of this Special Feature.

Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Assistance
The BJA website includes information and resources covering various topics related to law enforcement, including officer safety and wellness.

Community Policing Topics: Officer Safety and Wellness
This section of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) website provides access to COPS resources that focus on the physical safety and mental wellness of law enforcement personnel.

Law Enforcement Officer Safety Toolkit
Developed with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Toolkit is now available in this online interactive format to help promote learning about officer safety and encourage the leveraging of resources to augment state, local, and tribal efforts to promote officer safety.

Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) Near Miss
Created by the Police Foundation with support from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the LEO Near Miss site provides law enforcement officers with a means to share "close calls" in order to help their peers stay safe and prevent tragedies.

National Blue Alert Network
The National Blue Alert Network supports the integration of Blue Alert plans throughout the United States in order to rapidly disseminate information to law enforcement agencies, the media and the public to aid in the apprehension of violent criminals who pose an imminent threat to law enforcement and others.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. Contained on the NIJ website is research on and publications about a variety of topics related to officer safety.

Nationwide Officer Safety Event Deconfliction
With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, this site was launched to expand officer safety event deconfliction coverage nationwide.

Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP)
Created by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998, the Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program, administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is a unique U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to provide a critical resource to state and local law enforcement.

PoliceArmor.org
Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, this website provides access to technical information, NIJ's Compliance Testing Program and Compliant Product List, and guidelines for proper fit and care of body armor.

Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Programs
PSOB Programs provide death and education benefits to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders and disability benefits to officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

VALOR: Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability
VALOR is designed to prevent violence against law enforcement officers and ensure officer resilience and survivability following violent encounters during the course of their duties.