This is a program put together for law enforcement by law enforcement to increase your understanding of how we as law enforcement officers can save lives and prevent needless injury by simply doing our job: enforcing traffic safety laws. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration developed Traffic Occupant Protection Strategies (TOPS) training for law enforcement agencies. TOPS covers a wide range of information addressing education and enforcement issues related to occupant protection and includes the dynamics of vehicle crashes and the risk faced by law enforcement officers. It also instructs law enforcement officers how to conduct an initial evaluation of a crash scene, and how to assist in crash reconstruction. The TOPS course is designed for state and local law enforcement officers who may or may not be involved in traffic law enforcement. The course consists of four modules.

System Requirements

TOPS is designed to run on the browser Internet Explorer (IE) 10.0 or higher. It will not operate properly on a lower version of IE. You can upgrade to latest version of IE by going to the Microsoft downloads page (Opens in a new tab). Also, you may experience problems with the course if you use other browsers (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari).

Basic Troubleshooting

If problems persist, close out the course and try a new session after deleting temporary internet files in IE. Deleting temporary internet files is accessible on the tools menu on the menu bar. Otherwise, contact technical assistance.

Log Out

This function is to be used after completing a topic. It will record the completion of that topic so when re-entering the class one can proceed where exited. It will not record the location within a topic so partially completed topics are not recorded when using the log out feature.

Completion certificate

After successfully completing all four topics and the course evaluation, there is an option to have a completion certificate emailed.

Topic 4, Slide 17

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Technical Assistance

Contact Karen Ritchie at kritchie1@cji.in.gov



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