VALOR Blog

The VALOR Blog is a forum for law enforcement experts from across the country to share their stories with their brothers and sisters in law enforcement. Our bloggers are chosen from all aspects of the profession, including agency type and size, and from all ranks. They will share lessons learned, best practices, and behavior changes that sparked meaningful individual and agency improvement.

Two officers taking cover.

Lessons Learned From an Active Shooter Response Training, Part 2

June 13, 2019

In a previous blog, I discussed an active shooter training exercise that I was involved in with a local police department. A second training issue I observed involved an interesting phenomenon: auditory exclusion.

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Officer eating their meal.

Tactical Eating - Simple Meal Planning for Law Enforcement

May 23, 2019

This blog will address something that arguably, we all know is good for us, but that we dread starting or just never get around to: the frightfully simple practice of meal planning...

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Officer radioing.

Lessons Learned From an Active Shooter Response Training

May 10, 2019

I have always taken the following saying seriously: “The way you train is the way you will perform under stress.” I personally can attest to the fact that it is true. I can recall one instance in particular in which I was in a ground fight...

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Law enforcement officer eating healthy food.

Goal Setting for Law Enforcement

April 24, 2019

To put it simply, it is a human need to strive and improve. The act of setting goals isn’t just about ourselves...

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Law enforcement officers exercising in a group.

Everyone Can Win - Incentives for Law Enforcement Physical Fitness Standards

April 24, 2019

The City of Sidney and the Sidney Police Department realized years ago that it was important to maintain physical fitness standards for officers. To implement a standard, the City and the union (officers) collaborated to...

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