National Police Week
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At NIJ, we never lose sight of the fact that police work is inherently dangerous. Officers face a constant threat of injury or even death when they confront suspects or respond to dangerous situations. One hundred and twenty-eight law enforcement officers lost their lives in the line of duty last year. We will take time this week to honor them and remember their sacrifice.
During National Police Week and beyond, we honor fallen officers and seek to bring awareness to protecting the health and safety of those on duty.
Read a new message from Director David Muhlhausen on NIJ’s commitment to officer safety and wellness.