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Take Charge of Your Safety In and Around Your Patrol Vehicle


February 2015
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-109
Cover page for publication 2015-109

Motor vehicle events, including crashes and being struck by vehicles while outside your patrol car, are the leading cause of death among law enforcement officers. There are five simple things you can do to take control of your safety inside and outside of the patrol car. Encourage your fellow officers to do the same so that everyone goes home at the end of the shift.