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Preventing Officer-involved Collisions


Content Provider:
Ontario Provincial Police


3 hours

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While driving may be considered routine among police officers, it is actually one of the riskiest tasks they undertake on a daily basis. In fact, recent statistics indicate the collision rate of police officers is four times higher than among civilians. More officers die in vehicle collisions than all other workplace-related incidents combined.

Preventing Officer-involved Collisions is designed to engage frontline officers in a new level of awareness. Focusing on risk management techniques, human factors, managing distractions, and improving self-awareness, this course will help officers improve their ability to make good decisions while driving.

Learning Objectives

When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • Explain when an individual is at the greatest risk while driving
  • Explain common misconceptions about officer-involved collisions
  • Explain why many drivers underestimate the risk associated with driving
  • Explain how human factors influence decision-making
  • Explain how to improve one’s control of specific factors
  • Explain why many drivers inherently change their circumstances to match the amount of risk they prefer
  • Recall the factors that influence an individual’s risk
  • Explain why distraction has such a negative effect on driving
  • Explain how to improve one’s ability to identify hazards
  • Make better decisions while driving


This is an introductory level course and is designed for all frontline police personnel.

Target Audience

Sworn Police, Police Civilian, Public Safety Officer, Peace Officer / Special Constable, Student, Other Federal, Provincial and Municipal Employees

Content Provider

Content for this course was provided by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)