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Course Overview: Supporting Your Mission: An Introduction to the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Near Miss Reporting System, an eLearning course, provides learners with a basic awareness and understanding of the LEO Near Miss reporting system funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and managed by the National Policing Institute. This web-based reporting system allows law enforcement officers a means to anonymously share their personal experiences surviving near miss events so that other officers may apply the lessons learned when facing similar situations.

In this introductory course, learners explore the impact and importance of near miss reporting and discover ways in which both individual law enforcement officers and entire organizations can use the system to help ensure their safety, and the safety of fellow officers. The course features video interviews with law enforcement practitioners currently engaged in near miss reporting, as well as examples of the types of near miss reports published by the National Policing Institute. The modules provide an overview of the purpose, features and benefits of using the system, accessible via the website

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the concept of a near miss in law enforcement
  • Identify at least two benefits of near miss reporting in law enforcement
  • Identify at least one way to become involved with LEO Near Miss
  • Explore officer safety resources available at
  • Explain the purpose of LEO Near Miss
  • Identify at least two features of LEO Near Miss
  • Identify how information is processed by the National Police Foundation once a near miss experience/event is submitted to 

Target Audience: Law enforcement personnel.

Cooperative Partners: This tuition-free online training was developed by the National Center for Policing Innovation (NCPI), formerly known as Virginia Center for Policing Innovation, and was originally supported by cooperative agreement 2018-CK-WXK-001 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

Learning Hours: 1 hour including the pre-test and post-test.

Arizona POST Approved Course
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AZPOST does not require the standard approval form for this course; however, if you would like one, please contact AZPOST directly at