How cops can avoid an “unprovoked attack” ambush

An ambush of any kind is the most dangerous threat you will ever face on the street – even the strongest and most alert officers are at risk


Up until a few years ago, the FBI broke down police ambush killing category of its Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) statistics into two categories: entrapment/premeditated and unprovoked attacks. Now, the LEOKA ambush numbers are strictly under the entrapment/premeditation category. Unprovoked attacks, which I always labeled as impromptu ambush, are a separate number. In my training I continue to combine the two numbers to make them consistent as part of a long timeline analysis.

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