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The first meeting of the national Officer Safety and Wellness Group was held on September 22, 2011, with more than 40 participants representing the COPS Office; BJA; other Department of Justice and federal agencies; federal, and local law enforcement; national associations; unions; and researchers. The group examined the problems and challenges of ensuring officer safety and wellness, prioritized future issues based on work from the planning meeting, and focused on deaths and injuries related to gunfire. (Click on images to enlarge)

Photo 1 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Chairman and CEO Craig Floyd presents on felonious and accidental deaths from the last 40 years.
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: First Meeting
Photo 2.	Bascom “Dit” Talley, the facilitator, explains the agenda for the day.
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: First Meeting
Photo 3. Darrel Stephens, Executive Director of Major Cities Chiefs Association describes the mission and goals for the group.
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: First Meeting
Photo 4. From left to right, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Chairman and CEO Craig Floyd; the facilitator Bascom ''Dit'' Talley, Director Denise O’Donnell of the Bureau of Justice Assistance; and Principal Deputy Director Joshua Ederheimer of the COPS Office.
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: First Meeting
Photo 5. William Haskell, Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, discusses their National Occupational Research Agenda.
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: First Meeting

Photo 6. Lieutenant Adrienne Quigley, fellow and Erin Vermilye SACOP Coordinator at the International Association of Chiefs of Police present the Safe Shield and National Center for the Prevention of Violence Against the Police initiatives.
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: First Meeting
Photo 7.	Acting Deputy Director David Harlow from the United States Marshals Service presents on task force shootings.
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: First Meeting
Photo 8.	Dr. David Klinger from the University of Missouri – St. Louis describes his ongoing research into situations in which officers have discharged their firearms.
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: First Meeting
Photo 9. The COPS Office Director Bernard Melekian explains the importance of the OSW Group.
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: First Meeting
Photo 11. From left to right, Detective Michael Miller of the Metropolitan (DC) Police Department; Chairman and CEO Craig Floyd of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund; Principal Deputy Director Joshua Ederheimer of the COPS Office; Director Bernard Melekian of the COPS Office; and the facilitator, Bascom “Dit” Talley.
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: First Meeting



The second national Officer Safety and Wellness Group meeting was held on January 26, 2012 to address the first priority of the Group – officer deaths and injuries from gunfire. The meeting was structured to provide the participants with additional insight on gunfire deaths and injuries through presentations on the research and two case studies from agencies that had lost officers in gunfire incidents. (Click on images to enlarge)

Bureau of Assistance Director O’Donnell welcomes the OSW Group
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting
Chairman and CEO of the NLEOMF Craig W. Floyd presents trends and issues in officer safety
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting
OSW Group introductions
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting
OSW Group introductions
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting
OSW Group introductions
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting

OSW Group introductions
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting
Dr. Kaminski presents research on gunfire deaths and injuries
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting
Director Melekian welcomes Attorney General Eric Holder
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting
Attorney General Eric Holder addresses the OSW Group
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting
Tampa (FL) Police Chief Jane Castor discusses the Tampa Bay Manhunt
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting

Deputy Chief Benson Fairow discusses the Oakland (CA) case study
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting
Chips Stewart of CNA Corporation provides an analysis of the after action reports
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting
(left to right) Chips Stewart, Chief Jane Castor, and Deputy Chief Benson Fairow
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting
Break out groups discuss gunfire deaths and injuries
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting
Bureau of Justice Assistance Senior Policy Advisor Steve Edwards presents the resources available through VALOR
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting

Dr. Alexander Eastman provides closing comments
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Second Meeting

 


The third national Officer Safety and Wellness Group meeting. (Click on images to enlarge)

Darrel Stephens, Executive Director of Major Cities Chiefs Association welcomes the OSW group
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Third Meeting
COPS Office Director Bernard Melekian welcomes the group
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Third Meeting
OSW participants
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Third Meeting
Deputy Chief Marc Joseph from the Las Vegas Metropolitan (NV) Police Department presents on their vehicle safety initiative
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Third Meeting
OSW meeting
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Third Meeting

Mary Lou Leary, Acting Assistant Attorney General speaks to the OSW participants
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Third Meeting
OSW participants
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Third Meeting
OSW participants
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Third Meeting
Chief Steve Pitts from Reno (NV) Police Department presents on problem-based learning
Officer Safety and Wellness Group: Third Meeting

 

 

 

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