From handouts to stickers to case studies—these materials will go a long way in educating & motivating the officers in your agency
This page contains resources and handout materials for law enforcement instructors implementing the Below 100 initiative. See Trainer’s Notes for suggestions on material use.
Below 100-An Overview
Trainer’s Notes: An 8.5×11, one-sided printout that provides a mission statement, program background and message. This is a good primer for officers new to the program. It can also be distributed for placement around the department as a visual reminder.
Agency Risk Assessment
Trainer’s Notes: No two agencies are the same. Below 100 is predicated on making change where it’s possible and where it’s needed. Use this document to assess your department. Distribute it among patrol officers as well as management to get multiple perspectives. Encourage honesty and, if appropriate, guarantee anonymity. Review responses to get a sense of where improvements can be made. This knowledge will help you to implement a Below 100 program suited to address your weaknesses. This document can be printed up as two 8.5×11 pages or one double-sided 8.5×11 page.
Below 100 Pledge
Trainer’s Notes: These pledges can be distributed among officers to document their commitment to embracing a Below 100 culture. This 8.5×11 document consists of two pledges per page.
Below 100 Magazine Feature
Trainer’s Notes: This 10-page feature ran in the October 2010 issue of Law Officer and marked the formal beginning of Below 100. It features an introduction by legendary California Patrol Officer and Lexipol co-president Gordon Graham. Editor-in-Chief Dale Stockton provides an overview. Capt. Travis Yates covers seatbelts and speed. Chief Jeff Chudwin covers vest use and lethal complacency. Brian Willis covers WIN-What’s Important Now? Finally, Sgt. Marcus Young of the FBI’s LEOKA Program discusses the events that nearly took his life. This is a more in-depth explanation of what Below 100 is-and why it matters. It can be printed in color or black and white. Double-sided, it fills five 8.5×11 pages.
Sample Vest Saves
Trainer’s Notes: This document features descriptions of four vest saves from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. It’s an objective reporting of incidence that might have taken the lives of the officers involved if not for their decisions to wear armor. This is especially helpful if there is resistance in your agency to wearing armor full time. The document prints as four 8.5×11 pages.
Below 100 Sticker
Trainer’s Notes: A 3×4 sticker you can have printed locally and distribute to officers. Some agencies have placed them on car dashboards, so that officers are reminded as they drive. Others have left it to individual officers to place them. A good reminder.
Below 100 Postcard
Trainer’s Notes: A 4×6 card that can be printed out and distributed among officers as both a reminder and educator.
California POST Driver’s Safety Study
Trainer’s Notes: This 10-page document was prepared by California POST to address safe-driving issues. This is good presentation material that provides solid recommendations, which it backs up with statistics-especially helpful if you are having trouble curbing dangerous driving in your department. Double sided, this color document fills five 8.5×11 sheets of paper.