Training Resource: LEO Near Miss

Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Near Miss is an online, non-disciplinary reporting system managed by the Police Foundation that allows law enforcement officers to read about and anonymously share close calls, also known as “near misses,” which provide lessons learned that can protect other officers who encounter similar situations.

A near miss is any occurrence that could have resulted in the serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer if not for a fortunate break in the chain of events.  Near misses can occur at any time during the performance of police duties and oftentimes include contributing factors like hazardous conditions, subjects with concealed weapons, failed equipment, or lapses in situational awareness.

Regardless of the situation, near misses provide lessons learned, and sharing a near miss allows fellow officers to learn from these incidents so they can go home to their loved ones after every shift.

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