Date: April 18, 2018
Where: USPP AOF Auditorium, 1901 Annacostia Drive SE, Washington, DC 20020
About: Through the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Program, the FBI is committed to providing data and training that helps keep law enforcement officers safe as they protect the nation's communities. The goal of the program is to provide relevant, high quality, potentially lifesaving information to law enforcement agencies focusing on why an incident occurred as opposed to what occurred during the incident, with the hope of preventing future incidents. The data collected is analyzed by the LEOKA team and the results are incorporated into the officer safety awareness training the FBI provides for partner agencies.
The program has a three-tier approach in order to fulfill its mission and promote officer safety awareness to the law enforcement community nationwide: data collection, research, and training.
The objective of the Bureau's Officer Safety Awareness Training (OSAT), which has been provided to thousands of our law enforcement partners in the U.S. and abroad, is to assist law enforcement managers, trainers, and personnel with identifying issues and circumstances that may contribute to officer deaths and assaults and help prevent them. Data has shown an increase in ambushes on our nation’s law enforcement officers. As a result, LEOKA trainers are studying the data with the purpose of shaping future training to help reverse this trend with information and education.