A law enforcement officer (LEO), or peace officer is a public-sector employee whose duties primarily involve the enforcement of laws. In the FRC context this includes Frontline police officers, municipal law enforcement officers, special police officers, customs officers, state troopers, special agents, secret agents, special investigators, border patrol officers, immigration officers, arson investigators, sheriffs, constables, corrections, marshals, deputies, detention officers, correction officers.
Law Enforcement officers face a range of risks at work: homicide, assaults, communicable diseases, injuries during car crashes and regular abuse. The risks vary according to the task being undertaken (for example, whether performing traffic duties, attending street disturbances, arresting offenders, guarding prisoners in watchhouses or in hospital, or transporting offenders to court).
The Law Enforcement officer is expected to be combat-ready at all times…[facing] a continual sense of danger from an unknown enemy. Law Enforcement officers alternate between the violence of the street (e.g., shootings, witnessing death and mutilation, dealing with abused children) and the normalcy of civilian life on a daily basis.
The First Responder Community is committed to providing the necessary equipment and rehabilitation support that they need to carry on a healthy life.