Below 100 – Wear Your Belt, Watch Your Speed

Below 100 – Wear Your Belt, Watch Your Speed

June 14, 2010, was a seemingly routine day for Joshua Nytch, a 31-year-old police officer with the New York State Office of Mental Health Police. As he responded to the report of a missing mental patient, he approached a busy, six-lane intersection with a red light....
Vested for Life

Vested for Life

When Muscle Shoals (Ala.) Police Lieutenant Clint Reck was asked to send 24 ballistic vests to the Philippine National Police Department, which had none, he never dreamed what was about to happen. Just days after the vests were distributed, Philippine National Police...
Drive to Survive: Pursuit Policy

Drive to Survive: Pursuit Policy

Police vehicle pursuits are among the most dangerous activities that law enforcement officers participate in. An agency owes it to the officers participating in the pursuit and the community to reduce the dangers as much as possible. The reduction in danger begins...
Drive to Survive: Roadway Safety

Drive to Survive: Roadway Safety

Law enforcement officers face extreme dangers when navigating streets and highways. These dangers have been well documented, but the roadways themselves pose a specific threat that’s not often discussed. On average, one officer is killed each month while...
Drive To Survive: Night Driving

Drive To Survive: Night Driving

According to the National Safety Council, traffic death rates are three times higher at night than in the day. Factor in the high speeds that come with responding to law enforcement emergencies, and police driving at night should be considered a high-risk activity....

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