National Police Foundation and Mark43 Announce Officer Safety Partnership with the Law Enforcement Officer Near Miss Initiative

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As protecting our nation’s law enforcement officers remains paramount,
the National Police Foundation and Mark43 are announcing a new
partnership in support of the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Near Miss
initiative. The new partnership will help officers and agencies more
easily and efficiently share “near misses” – situations where officers
were almost seriously injured or killed. This partnership will
improve safety for officers who experience near misses – a common
occurrence within law enforcement, where officers put their lives on the
line every day.

Near misses are usually very similar in characteristics to situations in
which law enforcement officers were seriously injured or killed,
so increasing the systematic reporting and analysis of these events will
enable law enforcement to more proactively identify risks to officer
safety and take the necessary action to prevent tragedy.

Through the partnership, Mark43 will now offer its customers the ability
to seamlessly integrate near-miss reporting into their existing records
management system (RMS) to enable officers and supervisors to, at the
simple click of a button, automatically submit anonymized data to the
LEO Near Miss reporting system (www.LEOnearmiss.org).
This efficiency ensures that data critical to improving officer safety
is systematically reported, captured, and analyzed, while also
acknowledging the multitude of competing priorities and time constraints
our officers face on a daily basis. The Mark43 integration also ensures
that each participating agency has access to real-time data on the risks
its officers are encountering, bolstering the agency’s capability to
quickly and proactively address emerging threats to officer safety.

“This outstanding partnership will make the LEO Near Miss initiative far
more effective and will allow us to make significant gains in officer
safety by improving participation and reporting,” said Chief Jim
Bueermann (Ret.), President of the National Police Foundation. Chief
Richard Myers (Ret.), Executive Director of the Major Cities Chiefs
Association, notes, “We applaud this new officer safety partnership that
will create lessons learned from lessons that are ordinarily only
observed. This development will support continuous improvement in
policing – something we must embrace and commit to in order to continue
to advance policing, protect our officers, and serve our community
members.”

“We are continuously innovating our technology to best meet the needs of
the brave men and women who serve and protect us every day,” said Scott
Crouch, Mark43 Co-Founder and CEO. “It was a privilege for our team to
work alongside the National Police Foundation to develop this
integration. With a simplified near-miss reporting process, officers
will be able to help prevent future incidents without ever leaving the
Mark43 platform.”

The Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Near Miss Reporting System is managed
by the National Police Foundation, with funding support from the Office
of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice, in
partnership with eight other law enforcement organizations like Below
100, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the Major
Cities Chiefs Association, and the International Association of Chiefs
of Police. For more information about how your agency can become
involved in this critical officer safety initiative, please visit www.LEOnearmiss.org.
Attendees at the IACP Annual Conference & Expo (October 6-9) in Orlando,
Florida can also visit Mark43’s booth #1829 to learn more.

About the National Police Foundation:

The National Police Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization
dedicated to advancing policing through innovation and science. For over
45 years, the Foundation has conducted research on all aspects of
policing and has led the way in promoting and sharing evidence-based
practices and innovation among law enforcement.

About Mark43:

Mark43 is the modern platform built for wherever your service takes you.
With cloud-native, intuitive software designed to let you focus on what
matters most, Mark43 gives agencies a technology foundation to build
from — smart, open, and extensible — growing and innovating with you as
your needs evolve. Developed by a team that spans five offices in North
America, Mark43 is proven, tested, and supported in over 60 public
safety agencies of all sizes. For more information, visit www.mark43.com.

Contacts

National Police Foundation
James Burch, Executive Vice President
202-833-1460
jburch@policefoundation.org
or
Mark43,
Inc.
212-651-9154
press@mark43.com

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