Less-Lethal Weaponry, Post-Traumatic Stress, and Their Impact on Officer Safety and Wellness [open pdf - 3MB]
From the Document: "The November 2018 meeting of the group featured presentations by subject experts that focused on four specific areas of interest: 1. Less-lethal technologies: Can they reduce line of duty deaths and injuries? 2. Data: If we are measuring what matters, how do we better measure officer injuries? 3. Post-traumatic stress: What do we know and what can we do about it? 4. Officer safety and wellness: What is still missing from the conversation on wellness? Presentations served as a springboard for more in-depth conversations and debates about meeting topics and how they are interwoven with the work of the OSW [Officer Safety and Wellness Group]. Ultimately, they led to the drafting of recommendations for best practices and policies and the direction of future research, and to a call for the establishment of a nationwide database to track line-of-duty injuries and deaths."
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Officer Safety and Wellness Group Meeting. Washington DC. November 2018