About the National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program
The National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program (NLERSP) provides a suite of no-cost training, technical assistance, and resources to local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies with the goal of preventing officer injuries and fatalities on the nation’s roadways from officer-involved collisions and struck-by incidents.
The NLERSP offers in-person and virtual courses for executives, patrol officers, and trainers that teach attendees about the risk factors for officer-involved collisions and struck-by incidents and identify a variety of interventions and technological innovations that can reduce the likelihood and severity of their occurrence. The evidence-based courses, developed by a national working group of subject matter experts, draw heavily from the success of the Las Vegas Police Department’s comprehensive crash prevention program, as well as widely-recognized traffic incident management (TIM) principles, to provide attendees with actionable steps, skills, and resources to improve officer safety on the roadways.
The National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, is a collaborative effort between the National Policing Institute and NPI for Intergovernmental Research.
Register for Upcoming Training
The National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program offers a suite of three training courses to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies across the country at no cost to attendees. These courses can be offered either in-person or virtually. See below for a brief description of each course and links to register for upcoming training sessions.
Roadway Safety Executive Session
Lead your agency in roadway safety. Attend this 4-hour course with other mid-level and executive-level officers where you will discuss policies, training, and technological innovations that can reduce the risk of officer-involved collisions and struck-by incidents.
Roadway Safety Patrol Officer Course
Learn how to improve your safety on the roadways. This 8-hour course will discuss best practices and tactics to improve your safety during traffic stops, emergency response driving, all-weather driving, and roadway operations while outside of your vehicle.
Roadway Safety Train-the-Trainer Course
Provide roadway safety training to your agency. Attend this 8-hour course where trainers will be given the resources and skills needed to teach the NLERSP training curriculum to other officers during academy or in-service training. This course includes a teach-back exercise. Prerequisite: Trainers must complete the Roadway Safety Patrol Officer Course prior to attending this course.
Request Training & Customized Technical Assistance
If your agency would like to be considered to host a suite of training sessions (patrol, executive, and train-the-trainer courses), please complete the contact form. Please note, funding to deliver training is limited, so agencies and/or regions with the greatest need will be prioritized.
In addition to the live training sessions, the National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program can provide agencies with customized technical assistance to improve existing training, policies, procedures, and programs related to the safety of roadway operations. If your agency is interested in receiving no-cost technical assistance, an authorized agency representative should complete the request form presented here.
Agency representatives can also send an email request to TTA@LEOroadwaysafety.org or call the National Policing Institute at 202-833-1471 with training and technical assistance requests.
LEO Roadway Safety Request Form
Roadway Safety Resource Toolkit
The following resources are provided to help agencies develop or modify policy, provide additional training to officers, and change organizational culture to improve officer safety on the roadways. The list is not intended to be exhaustive.
We thank the agencies and organizations that have contributed to this resource toolkit. If your agency has developed resources that could help other agencies, please let us know by emailing us at TTA@LEOroadwaysafety.org.
National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program Partners
This project is supported by Grant No. 2018-DP-BX-K005 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.