Every 58 hours a law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Although NLEOMF had tracked declines in officer fatalities over the last two years, in the first half of 2014 on duty officer deaths surged by 40 percent, with a 53 percent increase in firearm related fatalities.
This month alone saw several very high-profile armed attacks on law enforcement, including the anti government motivated murder of two officers in Las Vegas, a courthouse assault in Georgia, and the shooting of a BLM officer and a highway patrolman in Nevada County, California. But many police stations have poor bullet proof systems—or none at all.
Police Stations and Officers are the Target
On average there are upwards of 50,000 assaults on law enforcement officers each year. These result in 15,500 injuries and 150 deaths. Traditionally officers have been injured or killed as the result of dangerous police work: breaking up fights, apprehending violent suspects, or responding to domestic violence calls. But in recent years the police themselves have become targets, both on patrol and in the station: Over the last several years multiple police station attacks in Michigan, Utah, Illinois, New Jersey, and elsewhere have resulted in officers being injured and killed.
Custom Security Solutions for Police Stations
A surprisingly large number of police stations lack well-designed, modern bullet proof systems. Total Security Solutions has created an informational tip sheet, 5 Reasons Police Stations Need Modern Bullet Proof Systems, that explains how—and why—you should work with an industry leading bullet proof company to design and install your police station’s custom ballistic security solution.
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