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 reducing the number of officers seriously injured and killed 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 the Institute 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 Workshop
Lead your agency in roadway safety. Attend this 4-hour workshop 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. Prerequisite: Trainers must complete the Roadway Safety for Patrol Officers 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.
Advanced Warning - 8.5x11 Poster
Advanced Warning - 18x24 Poster
Are You on Autopilot? – 8.5×11 Poster
Are You on Autopilot? – 11×17 Poster
Blocking Vehicles - 8.5x11 Poster
Blocking Vehicles - 18x24 Poster
Distracted Driving - 8.5x11 Poster
Distracted Driving - 18x24 Poster
Fatigued Driving - 8.5x11 Poster
Fatigued Driving - 18x24 Poster
Pick Your Spot – 8.5×11 Poster
Reflective Vests - 8.5x11 Poster
Reflective Vests - 18x24 Poster
Seat Belts and Vests - 8.5x11 Poster
Seat Belts and Vests - 18x24 Poster
Stow Your Gear - 8.5x11 Poster
Warning Light: Seat Belts – 8.5×11 Poster
Warning Light: Seat Belts – 11×17 Poster
What’s Around the Bend? – 8.5×11 Poster
What’s Around the Bend? – 11×17 Poster
Delaware State Police Fatigue Management Policy
Iowa State Patrol High Visibility Vest Policy
Iowa State Patrol Mandatory Body Armor Policy
Iowa State Patrol Digital Device Policy
Iowa State Patrol Pursuit Policy
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Policy Changes following Implementation of Comprehensive Crash Prevention Program
Snohomish County (WA) Sheriff’s Office Body Armor Policy
Snohomish County (WA) Sheriff’s Office MDC Use Policy
National Traffic Incident Management Online Training – Certificate Available
National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training – 4 Hour Online Course
Traffic Incident Management Area (TIMA) Reference Card
Emergency Responder Safety Institute Report - "Effects of Emergency Vehicle Lighting Characteristics on Driver Perception and Behavior: Study Report"
NIOSH Law Enforcement Officer Motor Vehicle Safety Toolkit
Report L2021-01: Officer Struck while Assisting with Temporary Traffic Control on an Interstate - Texas
Report L2016-03: Officer Dies in Motor Vehicle Crash at Intersection while Responding to a Shots Fired Call – South Carolina
Report L2016-02: Trooper Crashes on Roadway while Responding to Reckless Driver Complaint – Kentucky
Report L2016-01: Officer Struck by Motorhome while Establishing Temporary Traffic Control on Interstate – Tennessee
Report L2015-01: Trooper Struck by Vehicle while Investigating Crash on Interstate Highway – Oklahoma
Report L2014-01: Sergeant Struck by Motor Vehicle on Interstate Highway – New Mexico
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.