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

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 Reality-Based 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 September 8, 2019


January 1 through September 8, 2018


Total Fatalities (85)  -28%

Firearms Related  (35)  -13%

Traffic Related  (26)  -26%

Other Causes  (24)  -44%


Research Activities

Critical Incident Reviews

“The Eviction Murders”

“Tragedy In Hughson”

“The Minkler Incident”

“Active Shooter – Goleta”

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California LEOKA

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Training Considerations

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Los Angeles Police Department – Hollenbeck Area
2019 Public & Officer Safety Expectations for the Supervisor

Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County
2019 Blue Lives in Jeopardy: Surviving Your Attacker

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Alabama
2019 Southeastern Leadership Executive Development

Hawaii Narcotic Officers Association
2019 Counterdrug Training Academy

California Highway Patrol
2019 Leadership Forum

California Reserve Peace Officers
2019 Annual Training Conference

Oregon Reserve Peace Officers Association
2019 Annual Training Conference

Orange Police Department, California
2019 Supervisory Training

Criminal Justice Training Center, Huntington Beach, California
2019 Use of Force and De-escalation Program

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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


Ed Deuel
Huntington Beach Police Department, Lieutenant, Retired

Rich Wemmer
Los Angeles Police Department, Captain III, Retired

Marcus Young
Ukiah Police Department, Sergeant, Retired
Former FBI LEOKA Instructor