Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System
Safeguarding Law Enforcement Through Information Sharing
RISS recognized the importance of ensuring the safety of law enforcement officers and, in an effort to further enhance officer safety, developed the RISS Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System (RISSafe™). Thousands of agencies and officers use RISSafe every day. Since its inception, more than 1,400,000 operations have been entered into RISSafe, resulting in more than 400,000 identified conflicts. Without the identification of these conflicts, officers may have interfered with another agency’s or officer’s investigation, links between cases may have been lost, or officers or citizens may have been unintentionally hurt or killed. RISSafe is accessible and monitored on a 24/7/365 basis and available at no cost to all law enforcement agencies, regardless of RISS membership.
The RISSafe Watch Center staff are responsible for assisting officers, entering and monitoring events, responding to conflicts, and notifying affected parties. Currently, 29 RISSafe Watch Centers are operational, 23 of which are operated by organizations other than RISS.
RISS deployed the RISSafe Mobile application. Officers can access RISSafe from their mobile devices, enter events, and receive immediate notification of conflicts. This capability includes the infrastructure to support additional mobile applications, and RISS plans to provide other RISS resources via mobile devices in the future.
In May 2015, the three nationally recognized event deconfliction systems—Case Explorer, SAFETNet, and RISSafe— were integrated. The partners worked in collaboration to accomplish this goal with the help of many vested partners, including the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); the Office of the Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE); the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA); and many others. Visit https://www.ncirc.gov/Deconfliction/ to learn more about the various resources available.
To access additional information about RISSafe Mobile, select the links below.
RISS Officer Safety Website
The RISS Officer Safety Website serves as a nationwide repository for issues related to officer safety. Considering the increasing incidents of law enforcement deaths and injuries due to criminal violence and recognizing the dangerous nature of some everyday law enforcement activities, the need for officers and agents to be able to access timely officer safety-related information is more important now than ever. Information available at the Officer Safety Website includes:
- Officer safety awareness
- Officer safety-related videos
- Officer safety-related training information
- Armed and dangerous subjects
- Concealment methods
- Narcotics awareness information
- Gang awareness information
- Border security information
Officers may contribute officer safety-related information to the RISS Officer Safety Website. RISS encourages users to contribute information and to provide feedback with comments and suggestions on how RISS can continue to enhance the website. It is suggested that users visit the Officer Safety Website frequently because the information changes constantly.
RISSafe and the RISS Officer Safety Website are two important components of the U.S. Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Officer Safety Initiative, along with VALOR and the Bulletproof Vest Initiative. Registered users of the VALOR Web Portal who are sworn law enforcement are able to access the RISS Officer Safety Website and vice versa. RISS also provides officer safety training and develops and distributes publications about emerging threats.