Our Mission


We encourage law enforcement personnel to share their near-miss stories and the lessons learned from them to prevent fellow officers from being injured or killed. If we can help a brother or sister in blue make it home at the end of his or her shift, we have an obligation to act.

Sharing your story is an anonymous, secure, non-punitive, and confidential process.

Recent Reports


Accidental Discharge of Firearm at Shooting Range

On October 24, 2017 at approximately 1410 hours, I experienced an accidental discharge of my Glock 19 at the firearms range. My intent for being at the range was to clean the weapon. I emptied my firearm prior to entering the range but…


Failure to Use Headlights Almost Leads to Motorcycle Crash

I was working motorcycle enforcement during evening hours. I pulled over to assist another motor officer on a traffic stop. This was at a time when Kawasaki 1000 police motorcycles allowed officers to manually turn off headlights…



Motorist Nearly Hits Officer Conducting Traffic Stop

A fellow officer was on a nighttime traffic stop on a heavily traveled road when a vehicle failed to move over or slow down and nearly struck her. I stopped the vehicle shortly down the road and found the driver to be confrontational…


Simple Shoplift – Loaded .45

I responded to a misdemeanor shoplifting while working an extra job at a department store. The store camera operator alerted me to a pair of men, one of whom was stuffing clothes down the front of his pants. I happened to be talking to an on-duty officer at the time who came with me to make the stop…




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These organizations have partnered with the Police Foundation and support the LEO Near Miss Reporting System as a means to collect lessons learned to help shield law enforcement personnel from accidents, injuries and fatalities, as well as to prevent other community crises from occurring.





Participating Agencies

The following agencies are working with the Police Foundation to implement a LEO Near Miss safety program within their agency. We commend them for their efforts to improve officer safety.






Supporting Agencies

The following agencies proudly support and endorse the LEO Near Miss Reporting System:



What Do You Think?


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This project was supported by Grant Number 2014-CK-WX-0022 awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions expressed in this document or the system itself are those of the participants (many law enforcement personnel, scientists, and other practitioners) and/or the participating agencies themselves and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice or the Police Foundation, nor the International Association of Fire Chiefs whose existing system (developed by AlphaTrac) was used as the platform LEOnearmiss.org. References to specific agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Justice or the Police Foundation.