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OLI's first responder training course obtains national certification


Operation Lifesaver Inc.'s (OLI) four-hour Railroad Investigation and Safety Course for Law Enforcement (RISC-LE) has received the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training's national certification program seal of excellence.

Certified programs are recognized by 35 states and the District of Columbia for Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Five additional states previously approved stand-alone POST certifications for the OLI training, for a total of 40 POST certification approvals for RISC-LE.

"This important certification means our course has passed a rigorous independent review process to achieve the national certification program seal of excellence," said OLI Executive Director Rachel Maleh in a news release. "RISC-LE provides critical information educating first responders on how to respond to and investigate railroad crossing and trespass incidents effectively and safely in the unique rail environment."

OLI provides other first responder resources, including additional information about RISC-LE and rail safety tips.

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