Our Mission

 

A “near miss” is a situation in which a law enforcement officer could have been seriously injured or killed. 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 in similar situations. 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. Help us increase the safety of our officers.
Sharing your story is an anonymous, secure, non-punitive, and confidential process.

Recent Reports

 

The Case of the Diaper Guns

While on midnight shift patrol with my regular partner, I conducted a traffic stop in an urban area on a vehicle driving w/out headlights at night. As soon as I walked up to the vehicle, I noticed about 1/2 an ounce of marijuana in plain view on the dashboard, which was seized…

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Pre-Planned Ambush Foiled at Fair

I was working at the county fair when I was flagged down by a concerned citizen. She stated there was an intoxicated male sitting on the back of my patrol unit and gave me a description. I went into the parking area and saw a white male sitting on my patrol unit…

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Car Drag Near Miss

I observed a suspicious vehicle driving slowly through several alleys. I followed the vehicle briefly and obtained PC for a traffic stop. I approached and spoke with a single white male driver. He gave me his DL and insurance. He seemed extremely nervous…

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Shootout with Kidnapping Suspect

At 0445, one of my patrol officers was on patrol in a supermarket parking lot and noticed a vehicle backed up near one of the doors with a subject inside the vehicle screaming and acting very agitated. The officer called it into dispatch, and I responded to the call…

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Partners

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 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 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.

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Supporting Agencies

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

   

 

What Do You Think?

 

By sharing your thoughts and giving us feedback, you are helping us make this a better learning place for you and your fellow officers. We welcome and value your feedback.
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This project is supported by Grant Numbers 2015-CKWX-0033 and 2016-CKWX-K014 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. 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.