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Roadway operations are the biggest safety risks for police officers due to the inherently dangerous nature of working on or near busy roads and highways. Whether conducting a traffic stop, responding to an incident, or directing traffic, officers are often in proximity to fast-moving vehicles, putting them at risk of serious injury or even death.
Moreover, the unpredictable nature of roadway operations adds an extra layer of risk. Officers may encounter drivers who are under the influence, non-compliant, or aggressive, which can escalate the situation and put everyone in danger. In addition, inclement weather conditions, poor lighting, and limited visibility can further compound the risk for officers working on the road.
Download this eBook to learn:
- 5 ways police departments can improve officer traffic safety.
- How police can set up a safe work zone at roadway incidents.
- Techniques for dealing with the difficult traffic offender.