12. September 2016 09:26
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to Speak at IACP 2016 and Host Live Webinar to Discuss Best Practices and Tips on Reducing Officer Fatalities
Officer safety has always been a fundamental concern for Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) in the design and development of our law enforcement products. It is our goal that what we make continues to foster a safer work environment for our officers. That is why we have teamed up with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) on multiple occasions to present potential life-saving tips to keep officers as safe as possible no matter what the workday presents. This year, LTI and the NLEOMF are joining forces once again at the IACP Conference.
On Monday, October 17th at 1:00 PM (PST) LTI and the NLEOMF are hosting an “Effective Tactics for Officer Safety” presentation at the IACP Solutions Presentations Theatre. During this valuable event, attendees will hear from traffic safety professionals on what methods and equipment are best to maintain officer safety while on duty. The NLEOMF will also provide statistics from their 2016 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report and offer ways to stay safe while on duty. This is just a brief glance at a few of the findings.
- As of July 20, 2016, there have been 67 law enforcement officers that have died in the line of duty. In the same period last year, there were 62 officers killed, an unfortunate increase of 8%.
- Firearms-related officer fatalities have increased 78% since the beginning of the year and are currently the number one amongst all deaths that have occurred while in the line of duty.
- 24 states did not lose an officer in the first half of 2016.
One statistic coming out of the report is associated to traffic related incidents. In 2015, traffic related incidents were the number one cause of law enforcement deaths. However, 2016 is the first year in 3 years where that is not the case anymore. They are now the second leading cause of officer fatalities, with a 17% decrease from 2015.
This is only a handful of the important statistics from the NLEOMF report. To hear further information on these statistics, attend the “Effective Tactics for Officer Safety” presentation hosted by LTI and the NLEOMF at the 2016 IACP Conference.
For those of you who are not able to attend this year's IACP Conference and are still interested in hearing officer safety tips and tricks from professionals, LTI and the NLEOMF are going to be having a follow-up webinar in November recapping what was missed at the “Effective Tactics for Officer Safety” IACP presentation. If you are not available for the webinar, you can get informed with a summary of the findings or read the full report on the NLEOMF website.
Resourceful Tips and Practices for Officer Safety
November 1, 2016 at 9:30 AM (MST)
We hope to see you at the conference and are excited to share information and resources for officer safety.