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Our Mission

 

We encourage law enforcement personnel to share their near miss stories and lessons learned to shield other law enforcement personnel from accidents, injuries and fatalities, as well as to prevent other community crises from occurring.

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

Recent Reports

 
Swatting Incident at University

A male subject called 911 and said that his “roommate” had a gun and was headed to a named school campus and planned on shooting people. The caller added that his “roommate” was dressed in black. University, city, state and federal law enforcement agencies responded.

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Over Confident during Warrant Arrest of Known Subject

I was on duty in my own very rural neighborhood when I saw a known subject, whom I have dealt with numerous times, who had a warrant and suspended driver’s license. I watched him drive home and pulled him over. He saw me and went into his house. I filled out the citation and knocked on the door.

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Failure to Search Subject during Vehicle Search

After arresting a warrant subject from the driver’s seat, deputy 1 took the arrestee to a patrol car for search incident to arrest. Deputy 2 & 3 remained with the violator’s vehicle in order to remove passengers and search the vehicle.

 
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Van Nearly Strikes Officer during Nighttime Traffic Stop

I conducted a traffic stop for a suspected DUI. As I was interacting with and evaluating the driver early in the contact (and with the driver still in the car), I heard a vehicle approaching quickly from behind.

 
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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 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.

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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 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.