Police and Law Enforcement
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Fighting Stress in the Law Enforcement Community
This article summarizes research related to stress, and the impact of stress on police and corrections officers, written by Jim Dawson & National Institute for Justice and published: 04/22/2019.
Nonfatal Injuries to Law Enforcement Officers: A Rise in Assaults
This article in press of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, shares National Electronic Injury Surveillance System−Occupational Supplement data demonstrate a significant upward trend in assault injuries among U.S. law enforcement officers and this warrants further investigation.
Causes of Officer Stress and Fatigue
For law enforcement officers, stress can increase fatigue to the point that decision-making is impaired and officers cannot properly protect themselves or citizens.
National Officer Safety and Wellness Group
The National Officer Safety and Wellness (OSW) Group brings together representatives from law enforcement, federal agencies, and the research community to address the significantly high number of officer gunfire fatalities and to improve officer safety and wellness
Law Enforcement Officer Motor Vehicle Safety
NIOSH has several research activities and publications focusing on motor vehicle safety for law enforcement officers. Law enforcement agencies and officers can use the following resources to reduce crashes and motor-vehicle related fatalities.
ake Charge of Your Safety In and Around Your Patrol Vehicle
Motor vehicle events, including crashes and being struck by vehicles while outside your patrol car, are the leading cause of death among law enforcement officers. There are five simple things you can do to take control of your safety inside and outside of the patrol car.
Stress and Health in Law Enforcement
This NIOSH Science Blog addresses recently releasedresearch from the Buffalo Cardio-Metabolic Occupational Police Stress (BCOPS) study and from related studies of morbidity and mortality among police officers
Emergency Services: A Literature Review on Occupational Safety and Health Risks
This literature review summarizes the growing issue of better protection for emergency workers against he occupational safety and health (OSH) risks faced in this profession. The demands made upon emergency workers, as well as OSH risks they are exposed to, will rise as they are confronted with events greater in both number and severity.