NIJ Conference 2012 Closing Plenary
Wednesday June 20, 2012
Each year, 100-200 law enforcement officers die in the line of duty. Last year, 177 lost their lives — a 16-percent increase from 2010. As Attorney General Eric Holder noted, this is a devastating and unacceptable trend. NIJ has developed a robust research portfolio to improve officer safety and wellness and, ultimately, save lives. This panel discussed some of NIJ’s most promising work to reduce shooting and traffic-related fatalities — consistently the leading causes of officer line-of-duty deaths — and improve officer wellness, which is inextricably linked with officer safety.
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Download files for each section:
|Segment Title||Video File
|Introductory Remarks||mp4, 28 MB||mp3, 1 MB|
|Chief Walter McNeil: Protecting our Protectors: Using Science to Improve Officer Safety and Wellness||mp4, 170 MB||mp3, 8 MB|
|Karen Amendola: The Impact of Shift Length: An Experimental Study||mp4, 262 MB||mp3, 12 MB|
|John Violanti: Suicide: The Enemy Within||mp4, 361 MB||mp3, 17 MB|
|Carrick Williams: Officer Safety: The Cognitive Impact of Communications on Patrol||mp4, 219 MB||mp3, 10 MB|
|Bryan Vila: Measuring What Matters: To Enhance Justice, Improve Safety and Reduce Costs||mp4, 323 MB||mp3, 15 MB|
|Q&A: What mental health screening tools are available?||mp4, 68 MB||mp3, 3 MB|
|Q&A: Are you doing any work with the military to address shared issues?||mp4, 75 MB||mp3, 3 MB|
|Q&A: What are the challenges to safety for minority officers?||mp4, 93 MB||mp3, 4 MB|
|Q&A: Are researchers coordinating with each other?||mp4, 22 MB||mp3, 1 MB|
|Q&A: What can we do about shorter staff and longer shifts?||mp4, 66 MB||mp3, 3 MB|
|Q&A: How can we improve the accuracy of lifesaving information?||mp4, 40 MB||mp3, 1 MB|
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