VALOR Training is designed to help prevent violence against law enforcement officers and ensure officer resilience and survivability during violent encounters. Critical nationwide training and technical assistance is provided to sworn state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers. This initiative includes a comprehensive and multifaceted training program supported by data collection and analysis, policy development support, and technical assistance. VALOR is reaching thousands of officers and law enforcement managers and policymakers through in-person and distance-learning efforts, resources, publications, and technical assistance.
VALOR Two-Day Regional Training provides participants with an understanding of emerging threats, along with techniques for anticipating and surviving a violent encounter. VALOR Specialized Training provides an effective and flexible response to state, local, and tribal law enforcement training which is tailored to accommodate the needs of the law enforcement audiences.
VALOR Train-the-Trainer Workshop is a two-day workshop for qualified law enforcement trainers and is intended to assist agencies in developing in-house officer safety training capabilities. The VALOR Executive Briefing is a one-day briefing to address officer safety considerations for the chief executive. It was developed to advance officer safety strategies by providing an environment for law enforcement executives to network and define their agencies’ approach to officer safety issues. VALOR Online Training includes training modules for all law enforcement officers to be viewed at roll call or individually.
Terrorism Response Tactics: Basic Active Shooter Level I
Course Description: This dynamic course of instruction is designed to prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter. The course will cover shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for room entry and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, rescue team tactics, improvised explosive devices, and post-engagement priorities of work. The course will culminate with dynamic “force-on-force” scenarios.
Terrorism Response Tactics: Active Shooter Level II
Course Description: “The fate of the wounded rests with the one who applies the first dressing.” (Nicholas Senn, M.D., 1898). First responders are being trained to quickly enter into harm’s way to neutralize a shooter and save the lives of innocent victims. In many circumstances, formally trained medical personnel will not or cannot be on the scene immediately to provide casualty care. First responders must be educated and trained in immediate casualty care techniques to save lives. Day 1 will consist of Self-Aid, Buddy-Aid techniques, and Day 2 will consist of “force-on-force” mass casualty scenarios where the student will not only have to neutralize the gunman but also treat the wounded. Prerequisite: Level I: Rapid Response to Active Shooter
Terrorism Response Tactics: Active Shooter Train-the-Trainer
Course Description: This course will train a select group of 25 law enforcement officers who are experienced in police training, firearms training, and/or tactical methods. It is taught by four senior instructors from the ALERRT training team. In the first two days of this week-long course, participants complete the Basic Active Shooter 16-hour curriculum. The third day is devoted to teaching methods and instructor training, and the fourth and fifth days are focused on teach-backs, remediation, and evaluation of the participants.
Terrorism Response Tactics First Responder Operations in Rural Terrain (FORT)
Course Description: The FORT course was originally designed to assist rural law enforcement officers working along the volatile southern U.S./Mexican border, but over the years it has proven to be beneficial to officers from any type of agency locale. This hands-on course will cover equipment selection, vehicle ambushes, medical emergencies, mounted and dismounted officer/citizen down rescue, dismounted individual movement techniques, dismounted team movement techniques, and hasty vehicle assaults. Since some students attending this course have found it to be physically challenging, participants should be able to walk moderate distances, jog, kneel, crawl, and lift moderate weight.
*Courses listed above are offered nationwide through a partnership between the VALOR Initiative and the ALERRT Program. For additional information on this training and other trainings offered by ALERRT, please visit http://alerrt.org/.