COPS Logo Return to previous page. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
National Officer Safety and Wellness Group

National Officer Safety and Wellness (OSW) Group

Logo: The first OSW Group meeting was held September 22, 2011 with more than 40 participants representing federal, state, and local law enforcement; national associations; unions; and researchers. The group examined the problems and challenges with officer safety and wellness, established initial priorities, and focused on deaths and injuries related to gunfire.
The first OSW Group meeting was held September 22, 2011 with more than 40 participants representing federal, state, and local law enforcement; national associations; unions; and researchers. The group examined the problems and challenges with officer safety and wellness, established initial priorities, and focused on deaths and injuries related to gunfire.

Publications and Links

Officer Safety and Wellness Group: 16 Priorities
From the July 2011 meeting

Officer Safety and Wellness: An Overview of the Issues Icon: PDF Document
From the September 2011 meeting

OSW Group Meeting Summary: Officer Deaths and Injuries from Gunfire Icon: PDF Document
From the January 2012 meeting

Vehicle Operation, Risk Management, and Problem-based Learning Icon: PDF Document
From the April 2012 Meeting

OSW Group Meeting Summary: Leadership, Creating a Culture of Safety
(Forthcoming) From the September 2012 meeting

OSW Group Annual Summary, 2011-2012 Icon: PDF Document

Safety and Health Information and Education for Law Enforcement Departments Icon: PDF Document

The National Officer Safety and Wellness (OSW) Group brings together representatives from law enforcement, federal agencies, and the research community to address the significantly high number of officer gunfire fatalities and to improve officer safety and wellness. During quarterly meetings, participants contribute to the creation of officer safety and wellness tools and resources.

The U.S. Department of Justiceís Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) established the OSW Group at the request of Attorney General Eric Holder.

The OSW Group hopes to encourage the adoption of cultures of safety and wellness among the nationís law enforcement agencies. The goals of the group are:

For more information on officer safety and wellness, visit the Additional Resources page.

Page Location:
News & Events > OSWG