Purpose of the Initiative:
VALOR is designed to help prevent violence against law enforcement officers and ensure officer resilience and survivability following violent encounters during the course of their duties. VALOR responds to the precipitous increase in ambush-style assaults that have taken the lives of many law enforcement officers in recent months.
VALOR will provide critical nationwide training and technical assistance to sworn state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers through a variety of delivery mechanisms and will conduct and disseminate analysis of violent encounters in various forms, including after-action reviews and lessons learned publications. Training will cover topics including how to anticipate and survive a violent encounter by using “The Deadly Mix” framework (officer, offender, and the circumstances that brought them together), techniques for identifying concealed weapons and/or armed gunmen, high-risk tactical considerations (e.g., active shooters, hostage), and specific threat groups and violent criminals.
On-Site Regional Trainings
After-Action Reviews of Violent Encounters*
Lessons Learned and Awareness Materials*
Internet-Based Training (secure)*
Interviews With Officers and Offenders
Resource Materials (guides, policies, etc.)
VALOR will ultimately include instruction and materials for state, local, and tribal line-level law enforcement officers and supervisors, as well as managers, trainers, and others as needed.