Welcome to the
Center for the Study
Law Enforcement Officers
Killed and Assaulted

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Mission Statement

The Peace Officer Safety Institute, Center for the Study of Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, is dedicated to making local, state and federal peace officers safer. The Center’s ultimate goal is the prevention of peace officer assaults, murders, and accidental deaths. To accomplish this mission, the Center analyzes officer safety data, reviews critical law enforcement incidents, and presents realistic training to enhance peace officer performance during unanticipated, high stress, and rapidly changing conditions. The Center gathers peace officer safety information to share as a clearinghouse for the law enforcement community.

What We Do

  • Conduct Independent Critical Incident Reviews
  • Complete Confidential and Public Critical Incident Reports
  • Determine Causal Factors in a Peace Officer’s Injury or Death
  • Present Realistic Decision-Making Scenario Training Encompassing Shock, Startle, and Surprise
  • Provide Training to Make Peace Officers More Effective and Safer
  • Present Critical Incident Decision-Making for Supervisors

National Peace Officer Fatalities

January 1 through March 31, 2016


January 1 through March 31, 2015


Total Fatalities – 5%

Firearms Related + 50%

Traffic Related – 24%

Other Causes – 44%


Research Activities

Critical Incident Reviews

“The Eviction Murders”

“Tragedy In Hughson”

“The Minkler Incident”

“Active Shooter – Goleta”

Show Reviews

California LEOKA

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Training Considerations

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California Reserve Peace Officers
2015 Annual Training Conference

Kansas Peace Officers Association
2015 Annual Training Conference

Oregon Reserve Peace Officers
2016 Annual Training Conference

California Reserve Peace Officers
2016 Annual Training Conference

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Best Class Award

Golden Badge Award

Top Management Award

California POST

Excellence in Training Award, Lifetime Achievement

Personal Appreciation

Trauma Support

Golden West College

Lifetime Achievement