Defensive Driving for Police
According to the most recent statistics from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, vehicle-related incidents were the second leading cause of police officer deaths in the line of duty after firearm-related deaths. Especially tragic, many of these incidents could be prevented if better driving techniques and judgment were used behind the wheel.
Law enforcement agencies need a broad range of training programs to prepare officers to handle the many dangers they face safely. For example, gun-related deaths were successfully reduced through increased training, refinement of procedures, and advances in technology. In addition, safe-driver training and better driving practices can mitigate vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.
Please contact your Risk Management Consultant if you would like to schedule a regional or member-only training program. Training is provided to CIRMA members only.
Training topics will include:
- Awareness and statistics of police vehicle accidents,
- Review of state statutes,
- Assessment of five common crash causes,
- Review of special traffic considerations,
- Roadway scene safety,
- Risk management best practices,
- Review of response vehicle policies.
Participants will receive two (2) hours of POSTC credits.
This training and education program is designed for:
- Police and law enforcement personnel and leaders
- Municipal leaders
- Town Managers
- First Selectman
- Risk Managers