The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office has engaged the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) to begin an agency-wide training initiative to increase safety for all RCSO deputies.
The Below 100 initiative aims to reduce police line-of-duty deaths to fewer than 100 per year. By concentrating on the areas of officer safety that are most susceptible (safety equipment and enhanced situational awareness), Below 100 serves as an instrument of cultural transformation and improved operational practices.
Below 100 is a program that recognizes each officer death is a tragedy. The national program was developed in response to alarming increase of law enforcement deaths. The last year that law enforcement deaths were below 100 was in 1944. More information on law enforcement deaths in the United States can be found by visiting the Officer Down Memorial Page http://www.odmp.org/.
GSP Lt. Doug Wilson began teaching the Below 100 classes to Rockdale deputies in June. The goal is to have all of the RCSO deputies trained by the end of the year.
To learn more about the Below 100 program, visit the Below 100 website at http://below100.com/.