IACP releases document detailing law enforcement officers killed in 2011.

Responding to the need for critical information on emerging trends…

Responding to the need for critical information on emerging trends involving felonious assaults directed at law enforcement, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance, has established the National Center for the Prevention of Violence Against the Police. The mission of the NationalCenter is to prevent felonious assaults against law enforcement through the timely development and dissemination of actionable information within the wider context of IACP’s officer safety initiatives.

This report focuses on prevention through awareness by bringing together brief summaries of each line-of-duty death from felonious assaults in 2011. The IACP’s goal is to begin the examination process of all prior assaults to improve information and response within the field.

IACP President Walter A. McNeil, Chief of the Quincy, Florida Police Department, said, “The safety of law enforcement officers continues to be the IACP’s top priority. As a police chief, I cannot overstate the impact a critical incidents, such as those summarized in this report, has on an agency.” McNeil continued, “The emotion and stress that these events place on leaders, line officers, family, and friends can be a major challenge to overcome. However, we must pull together in these difficult times and commit to taking steps today to prevent future tragedies. I believe this report is a step in the right direction.”

Read the full report as a PDF here.

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