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 the end of their shift, we have an obligation to act.
Sharing your story is an anonymous, secure, and non-punitive process.

Recent Reports


Quick, Decisive Action Can Keep Officers Safe

At approximately 2030 hours, I arrived at a call for a report that a male was out of control at a residence, breaking and throwing items. I have had prior contact with the male and know he is diagnosed with schizophrenia…


Not a Real Search and Rescue

I was working countywide the night of the incident, meaning I was working alone and covering the entire county. I received a call for service for a subject lost in the woods, who was unable to move due to being too weak…



Almost Shot Myself

Working on a narcotics team with the organized crime division, we got a call about a load of dope being delivered. We had a location, vehicle and suspect description, the approximate time of delivery, and enough cops to handle the call…


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…



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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.

The Internet references cited in this website were valid as of the date of publication. Given that URLs and websites are in constant flux, neither the authors nor the COPS Office can vouch for their current validity.