In March 2011, the United States Attorney General convened a meeting with representatives of state, local and federal law enforcement officials to discuss ways in which the Department of Justice can assist in reducing the alarming trend of officers being killed and seriously wounded in the line duty. The Department of Justice launched the "Attorney General's Law Enforcement Initiative" on March 22, 2011, as a result of that meeting.
As part of that initiative, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri remains committed to, among other things: (a) ensuring that our state and local law enforcement partners are fully informed about the resources that the Department makes available to help protect officers; (b) making every resource available to keep officers safe; and (c) furthering a district-wide dialogue addressing officer safety. From the VALOR program, which supports officer safety training and information sharing initiatives, to the Bulletproof Vest Partnership, to funding the development of RISSafe Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System, we will continue working with our law enforcement partners to improve officer safety.
To that end, below please find the Department of Justice’s “Officer Safety Toolkit” which contains many resources supportive of efforts to protect our community and the officers who are sworn to protect it.
- Attorney General Eric Holder Memorandum to United States Attorneys
- Video Message from Attorney General Eric Holder
Please contact Ron Scaggs at (314) 539-2200 for additional information regarding the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Initiative.