Supporting Your Mission: An Introduction to the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Near Miss Reporting System

Supporting Your Mission: An Introduction to the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Near Miss Reporting System, an eLearning course, provides learners with a basic awareness and understanding of the LEO Near Miss reporting system funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and managed by the National Policing Institute. This web-based reporting system allows law enforcement officers a means to anonymously share their personal experiences surviving near miss events so that other officers may apply the lessons learned when facing similar situations.

COURSE LENGTH: 1 HOUR

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Arizona POST Approved Course
AZPOST Approval 22-348
AZPOST does not require the standard approval form for this course; however, if you would like one, please contact AZPOST directly at [email protected]

Course Overview

In this introductory course, learners explore the impact and importance of near miss reporting and discover ways in which both individual law enforcement officers and entire organizations can use the system to help ensure their safety, and the safety of fellow officers. The course features video interviews with law enforcement practitioners currently engaged in near miss reporting, as well as examples of the types of near miss reports published by the National Policing Institute. The modules provide an overview of the purpose, features and benefits of using the system, accessible via the website LEOnearmiss.org.

Target Audience

Law enforcement personnel.

Cooperative Partners

This tuition-free online training was developed by the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) and was originally supported by cooperative agreement 2018-CK-WXK-001 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

Learning Objectives

  • Define the concept of a near miss in law enforcement
  • Identify at least two benefits of near miss reporting in law enforcement
  • Identify at least one way to become involved with LEO Near Miss
  • Explore officer safety resources available at LEOnearmiss.org
  • Explain the purpose of LEO Near Miss
  • Identify at least two features of LEO Near Miss
  • Identify how information is processed by the National Police Foundation once a near miss experience/event is submitted to LEOnearmiss.org

Virginia Center for Policing Innovation

The Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) is a nonprofit organization that provides innovative community policing training, technical assistance, and program management services to law enforcement organizations and the communities they serve throughout the United States.

National Policing Institute

The National Policing Institute (the Institute), formerly known as the National Police Foundation, is dedicated to advancing the impact and delivery of police services through change and reform. The Institute provides services in three main areas: research and evaluationtraining and technical assistance, and organizational assessments and after-action reviews (AARs).