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National Law Enforcement Museum to Host Live Critical Traffic Safety Summit

July 28, 2022 at 8:15 am - 5:00 pm



The National Law Enforcement Museum (NLEM) will host a one-day, virtual and in-person, Traffic Safety Summit on Thursday July 28th. This free event, sponsored by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, features a series of 45-minute panel discussions and presentations, hosted in conjunction with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Each year, an average of 48 officers are killed in vehicle-related incidents and over the past five years (2017-2021), a total of 241 officer were killed in traffic-related incidents. With a panel of industry experts, the goal of the summit is to review the past year’s data as a discussion point to address the issues and propose recommendations that will be shared with the law enforcement community to improve vehicle and roadside safety throughout the country.    



Featured Panelists & Speakers:

  • Nick Breul: Senior Project Manager, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
  • U.S. Congresswoman Val Demings: Representing Florida’s 10th Congressional District
  • Tom Dirlam: Retired Inspector, Michigan State Police, Below-100 Core Instructor
  • Brian Dougherty: Government Sales, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois
  • Lieutenant Commander Melanie Lee Fowler: FACE Investigator, U.S. Public Health Service, CDC-NIOSH
  • Gordon Graham: Risk Manager, Attorney and Law Enforcement Policy Expert, Graham Research Consultants
  • Todd Leiss: Traffic Incident Management Coordinator, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
  • Daniel Sharp: Retired Chief of Police and IACP Highway Safety Committee Chairman
  • John Whetsel: Retired Sheriff and Chairman of the National Sheriff’s Association’s Traffic Safety Committee



Thursday, July 28, 2022

In-person event: 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Virtual attendance: 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern

View full itinerary and updated speaker list here.



In-Person and Virtual Event

Participants can register for the event here.      



The National Law Enforcement Museum is hosting high-profile thought leaders, traffic safety experts, and government officials to present and discuss issues surrounding law enforcement safety. – specifically struck-by crashes, single-vehicle crashes, and the use of seatbelts and hi visibility reflective vest as well as vehicle markings. There will also be discussion of the current situation and promote ways to better protect officers as they manage crash scenes, enforce traffic law, and apprehend fleeing suspects. Thanks to our sponsor, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, registration for this Summit is FREE to attend. In-person attendees will enjoy continental breakfast as well as free time to explore the Museum and experience its state-of-the-art simulators.                               

For additional information, visit:  https://nleomf.org/officer-safety-and-wellness/traffic-summit/  —https://www.facebook.com/NLEOMF



Mike Twiname                              Matt Williams
Maroon PR                                   Maroon PR
667-678-0426                               202-280-9412
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July 28, 2022
8:15 am - 5:00 pm
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National Law Enforcement Museum
444 E. St. NW DC 20001 United States + Google Map