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Preventing Officer-involved Collisions


Content Provider:
Ontario Provincial Police


Length (in hours)
3 hours

Release Date
December 2020

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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 Services, Student, Government and Other First Responders, Private Security

Content Provider

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