A uniform that protects officers from harm in the face of an unexpected, unexpected collision can prevent officers from being injured, according to new research.
Uniforms also help prevent officers’ injuries from becoming chronic, chronic, or even fatal.
The research was done by researchers at Boston University, University of Chicago, and Northwestern University.
Uniform collisions have been blamed for causing thousands of deaths each year since the 1970s.
One of the most common causes of officers’ accidents is collisions that occur as they enter an intersection, according the report.
When an officer gets hit by a vehicle, he is at a greater risk of sustaining a permanent injury, the report said.
The report said the new research could help police departments develop better training and policies.
“There is no question that a uniform can be a powerful tool in reducing injury rates and preventative care,” said senior author Mark Stebbins, a professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Boston’s Northeastern University.
“But the more important goal is to prevent the loss of life.
We need to take the best possible precautions for the officers in uniform.”
Stebbings team reviewed about 700 cases of fatal, non-fatal, and non-life-threatening collisions in which a police officer was injured in uniform and determined how much force was used.
They also looked at how many of the injuries were from collisions, and how much time was spent in hospital.
The study found that while uniformed officers were more likely to be injured, officers wearing a uniform are more likely than uniformed civilians to be killed or injured in a collision.
“If you look at uniformed law enforcement, the data is mixed,” Stebbsons team wrote in the report, titled “Uniforms, Safety, and Injury Prevention.”
“The findings suggest that uniformed police officers are more at risk for non-lethal injuries from collisions and the risk for serious injuries from non-harmful collisions, even if they wear a uniform.”
The study looked at all of the fatal, and fatal non-Fatal and Non-Life-Sustaining, collisions in a year, and then looked at the officers’ hospitalizations and hospitalization records for the same period.
The researchers found that uniform officers had a higher risk of death from nonlethal injuries and a lower risk of hospitalizations due to non-serious injuries.
The team also looked into the risk of non-death and nonlethal death.
“The uniform, even in the absence of an actual collision, was not as protective as uniformed citizens,” the report concluded.
“When officers wear uniform, they are more exposed to potentially fatal collisions, which they can avoid by wearing a more protective uniform, but are still at higher risk for injuries.”
The team also reviewed all of a department’s collision records and found that a single police officer’s uniform could reduce the risk by nearly 50%.
The report found that wearing a police uniform is “not without its costs.”
It’s also not always a cost-effective decision, as it’s a safety factor that has to be considered when choosing between wearing a bulletproof vest and a bullet proof jacket.
“This is not to say that uniform wear alone is not important, but it is not the only factor,” the researchers wrote.
“It is important that uniform use be based on what is necessary to achieve safety and the protection of others.”
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