Major Delaware State Police Dover, Delaware, United States
Policing requires officers to be awake at all hours, and combined with staffing shortages and increased operational demands, the job leaves many chronically fatigued. The problem is, fatigue is a major risk factor for motor vehicle collisions and compromises critical decision-making capacity. This workshop will discuss fatigue-related risks and explore how executives can implement restorative rest and fatigue management policies to improve the safety and performance of their officers. Panelists will include executives from Henderson, Nevada, Police Department and Delaware State Police, who will identify the challenges and benefits of their agency’s approach to supporting tired cops. This workshop is provided as part of the National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program, supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.