Law Enforcement Training

Law enforcement officers recognize the scope of the diabetes epidemic in the communities they serve, and the danger of responding incorrectly to people with diabetes. However, when given the tools, training, and resources to identify diabetes emergencies and to provide appropriate diabetes care to individuals in their custody, officers can be confident in their ability to serve and protect people with diabetes. To that end, the American Diabetes Association has developed several resources to help law enforcement agencies train their officers on diabetes.

Training resources

Philadelphia Police Department "Assist Officer" (PDF)
The Association helped the Philadelphia Police Department update a quick reference guide about diabetes for law enforcement officers. It is a valuable tool for law enforcement officers throughout the country.

Diabetes Is Serious: It Can Be Life Threatening (PDF)
This poster was originally created with the help of the Philadelphia Police Department, where it hangs in each precinct.