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Near Miss Database

The Law Enforcement Near-Miss Database (LENMDB) is a voluntary, confidential, non-punitive and secure reporting system developed with the goal of improving officer safety. This system is based upon the excellent National Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System (www.firefighternearmiss.com), as well as FBI UCR LEOKA and CONTOMS program reporting elements. In order to ensure information security, I am not using a commercial platform like SurveyMonkey.  Rather, I am using REDCap, a secure medical research platform.

A near-miss has been defined as "an unintentional unsafe occurrence that could have resulted in an injury, fatality, or property damage. Only a fortunate break in the chain of events prevented an injury, fatality or damage"

For the purposes of this database, a near-miss should be considered any event which had the potential to result in officer death, including those that resulted in life-threatening injuries, as well as those that resulted in minor or no injuries. 

Submitted reports will be reviewed by law enforcement medical professionals. Identifying descriptions are removed to protect your identity. On a quarterly basis, general summary data will be posted on this website for law enforcement personnel to use as a learning tool. 

Due to the potentially sensitive nature of the After Action Reviews, these will not be posted on the website. Rather, if you wish to receive summary findings (in SBAR [Summary-Background-Assessment-Recommendation] format), please contact me at the following email address: matt@valorproject.org.

Please provide your name, contact phone number, and the name, phone number, and work email of someone able to vouch for you. I  will email you the findings of the AAR after confirming your details. I pledge that I will not disseminate or otherwise misuse any contact information you provide.

Law Enforcement Near-Miss Database

The LENMDB can be accessed at the following secure web site:


Feel free to complete any sections you feel are appropriate to the incident. There are NO mandatory fields. However, the more information you provide, the more we can all learn.

Questions or concerns? Contact me at matt@valorproject.org.
Quarterly Near Miss Database Summary Statistics

Click here to download a PDF of the NMDB summary statistics. I am grateful to all those who took the time to contribute. I hope that you find this data useful. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
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