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Officers’ Physical and Mental Health and Safety: Emerging Issues and Recommendations

Officers’ Physical and Mental Health and Safety: Emerging Issues and Recommendations

This report from the April 2018 Officer Safety and Wellness meeting discusses how a broad range of law enforcement community members came to the table to discuss ways to eliminate persisting factors leading to line-of-duty-deaths; ways to improve access to mental health services and prevent tragedies such as suicide; and the implementation of emerging, innovative ideas for supporting the holistic health and wellness of officers and agencies across the country.

Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse

Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse

This resource is an online, comprehensive collection of information and resources focused on identifying and reducing the risk of reoffending or noncompliance with a community’s justice system requirements.

Contacts between Police and the Public, 2015

Contacts between Police and the Public, 2015

Findings described in the report are based on data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ 2015 Police-Public Contact Survey, a supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey.

Criminal Victimization, 2016: Revised

Criminal Victimization, 2016: Revised

This report shows revised official estimates of violent criminal victimization that replace previously released 2016 estimates that did not permit year-to-year comparisons.

Roll Call Mental Health Training Series

Roll Call Mental Health Training Series

This series of web-based mental health training videos provides officers with tools needed to readily identify the signs of mental illness in the field and to safely and effectively de-escalate these encounters.

Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide

Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide

The guide “offers a unique ‘for the field, by the field’ perspective” focusing on research-based best practices. It includes sections on law enforcement leadership, violent crime identification and analysis, and critical elements of strategies to fight violent crime, such as community engagement, technology, and training.