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. Help us improve officer safety.

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

Recent Reports


Maintain Situational Awareness to Prevent an Ambush

At approximately 04:00, I was dispatched to a report of an assault on campus. The location of the assault was at an apartment complex on the main campus, but it was not accessible by the main campus road…


Prepare for the Unexpected

I’m a short female officer working midnights in a high crime area. I’m pretty proactive and I make a lot of traffic stops searching for narcotics, gang activity, and firearms. I stopped a truck thinking it might be stolen…



Crazed Driver Tries to Run Over Cops during Traffic Stop

Patrol officers initiated a traffic stop on a minivan that was driving in a bike lane. The officers contacted the driver and suspected the driver was under the influence of drugs…


“Routine” Business Check

I was checking businesses in a strip mall, after one of the businesses had reported being burglarized three times in the previous two months. I found the back door to that business unlocked, and I set off the alarm when I opened the door…




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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 future accidents, injuries, and fatalities. We are very grateful for their support and commend them for their commitment to improving officer safety.




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?


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.