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  • Emergency Awareness
  • NYPD Discharge Report


  • Firearm Usage
  • Firearm Discharge
  • NYPD Discharge Report
  • Firearm Traumatic Incidents
  • Criminal Cases

Occurrence Of Firearm Discharge

One of the most traumatic and life changing incidents that can occur in the course of a police officer’s career is the line-of-duty discharge of his or her firearm. In an effort to guarantee that these incidents only occur when necessary, and thus prevent avoidable Member of Service (MOS) and civilian trauma, the Department began collecting in-depth data of police related firearms discharges in 1971.

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The NYPD (New York Police Department) Training Bureau is in the process of developing an annual in-service training program. In-service training options will include sessions on the latest tactics, de-escalation strategies, intervention skills, and
changes in the law and police procedures, as well as ways to positively interact and collaborate with community members. The first iteration of this program commenced in July 2015, and concluded in June 2016; comparable programs will continue on an annual basis moving forward. Program content will include tactical skills that emphasize the “3 Cs” –Cover, Concealment and Containment –as well as a critical fourth “C” which is Communication. As much as possible, officers and supervisors will be trained by platoon in the company of officers with whom they usually work and during the hours that they usually
perform duty. Platoon training will prevent needless and disruptive changes to officers’ schedules and have the added benefit of reinforcing situational awareness, team tactics and decision-making among a group of officers who usually work together. Today, the Department records all officer-related discharges, whether purposeful, accidental, or, more rarely, criminal, as well as discharges of a police firearm by a third party.

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John Snow Labs; City of New York;

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Firearm Usage, Firearm Discharge, NYPD Discharge Report, Firearm Traumatic Incidents, Criminal Cases

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Emergency Awareness, NYPD Discharge Report

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Discharge_DetailDischarge DetailstringmaxLength : 30
Year_20022002 Reportintegerlevel : Nominal
Year_20032003 Reportintegerlevel : Nominal
Year_20042004 Reportintegerlevel : Nominal
Year_20052005 Reportintegerlevel : Nominal
Year_20062006 Reportintegerlevel : Nominal
Year_20072007 Reportintegerlevel : Nominal
Year_20082008 Reportintegerlevel : Nominal
Year_20092009 Reportintegerlevel : Nominal
Year_20102010 Reportintegerlevel : Nominal
Year_20112011 Reportintegerlevel : Nominal
Year_20122012 Reportintegerlevel : Nominal

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Mistaken Identity00001001000
MOS Suicide Attempt27533683239
Animal Attack3835263230393028303624
Unauthorized use of a Firearm02568634626
Adversarial Conflict5561515959454947333645
Unintentional Discharge2425272526151523211521
Unintentional Discharge2425272526151523211521
Unintentional Discharge2425272526151523211521
Unintentional Discharge2425272526151523211521
Unintentional Discharge2425272526151523211521