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Police Officer Safety Training

Police officers do much more than keep the peace; they are responsible for the general safety of their entire community. This means that they are forced to rush into the situations that everyone else is afraid of. Below, you’ll find a list of police officer safety training topics that are required for most Police Officers.

OSHA Required Training

First Aid OSHA Regulation: 1910.266 App B

When OSHA Requires First Aid Training:

In the absence of a nearby hospital or clinic (more than 4 minutes away), a designated employee should be trained to render first aid. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining for life threatening emergencies should occur annually. Retraining for non-life-threatening response should occur 'periodically'.

Downloadable First Aid Training Resources (free):

  • Basic First Aid Powerpoint

  • First Aid Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

First Aid Training Videos (paid):

  • First Aid by Atlantic Training

  • First Aid in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • First Aid: React & Respond AHA by Summit Training

Bloodborne Pathogens OSHA Regulation: 1910.1030(g)(2)

When OSHA Requires Bloodborne Pathogens Training:

Required for employees that may be occupationally exposed to blood or potentially infectious materials. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Bloodborne Pathogens Training Resources (free):

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness Powerpoint

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Bloodborne Pathogens Training Videos (paid):

  • Bloodborne Pathogens in Industrial Facilities by Atlantic Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens in Healthcare Facilities by Atlantic Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens in First Response Environments by Atlantic Training

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment OSHA Regulation: 1910.132(f)

When OSHA Requires Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training:

When an employee is required to wear PPE, they must be trained on its usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining required when the type of PPE changes, employee demonstrates inability to use PPE properly, or when the workplace changes in a way that renders previous training obsolete.

Downloadable Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Resources (free):

  • Personal Protective Equipment Powerpoint

  • Personal Protective Equipment Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Videos (paid):

  • ppe

    Personal Protective Equipment by Atlantic Training

  • ppe construction

    Personal Protective Equipment in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Personal Protective Equipment Refresher by Atlantic Training

Industry Best-Practice Training (Not required by OSHA)

Terrorism Preparedness

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Terrorism Preparedness Training Resources (free):

  • Terrorism Preparedness Guidelines Powerpoint

  • Chemical Terrorism Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Terrorism Preparedness Training Videos (paid):

  • terrorism preparedness

    Terrorism Chemical Weapons by Efilm

  • terrorism preparedness

    Terrorism Medical Response by Efilm

  • Countering Terrorism by Efilm

Workplace Violence

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Workplace Violence Training Resources (free):

  • Workplace Violence Powerpoint

  • Workplace Violence Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Workplace Violence Training Videos (paid):

  • Workplace Violence by Atlantic Training

  • Safety Matters: Active Shooter Preparedness by Coastal Training

  • Workplace Violence First Line of Defense by Coastal Training

Drugs & Alcohol

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Drugs & Alcohol Training Resources (free):

  • Drugs & Alcohol In The Workplace Powerpoint

  • Drugs & Alcohol Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Drugs & Alcohol Training Videos (paid):

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Employees by Atlantic Training

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Managers by Atlantic Training

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Supervisors in CONSTRUCTION by Atlantic Training

Police officer safety

CPR & AED

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable CPR & AED Training Resources (free):

  • CPR & AED Powerpoint

  • CPR & AED Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

CPR & AED Training Videos (paid):

  • CPR 2000 by Atlantic Training

  • CPR And AED: The Chain Of Survival by Coastal Training

  • Adult Child and Infant CPR and AED by Atlantic Training

Injury Risk

  • Very Low
  • Low
  • Moderate
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH

4.909% Annual Injury Rate

Police Officer Safety Tips

Quick Tip

There are constantly new weapons being used by both police officers and criminals. As an officer of the law who will come into contact with dangerous firearms on a daily basis, it is a good idea to keep up with local gun shows and training on advances in firearm technology.

Police officers do much more than keep the peace; they are responsible for the general safety of their entire community. This means that they are forced to rush into the situations that everyone else is afraid of. When danger is around, a police officer has to be willing and able to take care of it. With violent criminals, high-speed chases, the use of weapons, and exposure to hazardous chemicals and materials being a part of day-to-day life, it’s no wonder that police officers have some of the highest rates for injuries sustained on the job. Police officers will receive countless hours in training for handling specific situations, but it’s always good to remind yourself of the basics. The following safety tips are here to keep general safety in the forefront of your mind, not matter what dangerous situation the job calls you to next.

Be aware:

  • Survey the scene first. Look for any especially hazardous situations—especially something you feel you shouldn’t engage in alone.
  • Have a flashlight handy so you examine the path in front of you. Never be surprised when on duty.
  • Look for danger in the form of violence or debris on the ground. Move quickly to accomplish what needs to be done, but also be cautious.
  • Always know exactly where your weapons are, and never let anyone but you handle or use them.
  • Keep your weapons clean. Make sure they are in working order before going out on a call.

Wear proper safety gear

  • Bright vests will help to make your presence known if you are working on or near a roadway, especially when directing traffic.
  • When not on a call, keep all your gear together so you can easily grab it during an emergency.

At the station

  • Be familiar with emergency procedures in case of fire.
  • Know the location of fire extinguishers and how to effectively use them.
  • Run fire drills so everyone knows their duties in the event of a fire or other catastrophe.
  • Keep walkways and emergency exits clear of all junk and clutter. This will reduce tripping and make quick exits easier.

Rely on back up

  • Communicate with your fellow officers. Let them know of any difficulties or problems you are facing so that you can best help each other through dangerous situations.
  • Never approach a dangerous situation alone. Always wait for back up to arrive. There is safety in numbers.

Practice safe driving

  • Be on constant alert. Other drivers might not pay attention to sirens.
  • Even with a siren, use restraint when it comes to excessive speeds. Make sure you have had the proper training before engaging in a high-speed chase.
  • Make sure your squad car is in good working order. Get it inspected and serviced regularly.

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