Our Mission


A “near miss” is a situation in which a law enforcement officer could have been seriously injured or killed, but harm or death was averted. Our mission is to enable law enforcement personnel to share their near misses, and the lessons learned from them, with officers across the country to prevent officers from being injured or killed in similar situations. If we can help a brother or sister in blue make it home at their shift, we have an obligation to act.
Sharing your story is an anonymous, secure, and non-punitive process.

Recent Reports


Check and Double Check

A call for service was received about a domestic disturbance with allegations that the known suspect had pointed a gun at the caller during a verbal altercation. The caller then fled to a nearby gas station and contacted police…


Suspect Opens Fire on Officers Serving Arrest Warrant

Police received an anonymous tip that a suspect wanted for attempted murder (he allegedly shot a female) was inside of a motel-style apartment. Officers from two agencies met and formed a perimeter around the apartment, which was located on the ground floor…



Don’t Fixate on Addressing a Traffic Violation

I’m a motor officer with over 10 years of experience in motors. One day at the end of my shift, I was riding home after sundown, and I noticed a vehicle traveling without its headlights activated. The vehicle was ahead of me and one lane to my left…


Take Full Advantage of Time before Going Hands-On

My partner and I were dispatched for a domestic complaint where a husband had physically assaulted his wife. We arrived on scene and met the wife outside of their apartment. She said her husband was inside, had been drinking, and had physically assaulted her. We entered the apartment…



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National Partners

These organizations endorse the LEO Near Miss Reporting System as a means to collect lessons learned to help shield law enforcement personnel from future accidents, injuries, and fatalities. We are very grateful for their support and commend them for their commitment to improving officer safety.

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Participating Agencies

The following agencies have implemented near miss reporting and debriefing as a fundamental safety practice within their daily operations. We commend them for their efforts to improve officer safety, and we challenge other agencies to adopt this practice as well. If you are interested in how your agency can participate, click here.

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This project is supported by federal award number 2019-CKWX-0015 awarded to the National Police Foundation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The opinions contained herein are those of the authors or contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific individuals, agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the authors, contributors, or the U.S. Department of Justice.

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