When responding to high-risk calls—including domestic violence situations and incidents involving emotionally disturbed individuals—police officers should wear adequate body armor and avoid responding alone, according a new study commissioned by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the U.S. Department of Justice. The study analyzes data on use of firearms against police officers to determine what policies and practices will reduce the likelihood officers will be killed or injured.
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