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The VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Program is dedicated to preventing injuries to and deaths of law enforcement officers and the people they serve and improving the health and resilience of officers.
Resources on the VALOR for Blue website are designed by the field, for the field.
A suite of comprehensive, interactive scenarios; online trainings; podcasts; and roll calls. VALOR for Blue eLearning offers training designed to prepare officers for real-life encounters.
Online training topics include:
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A series offering topic-focused resources to enhance officer safety and wellness within your agency. Each Spotlight on Safety series contains research-based articles written by law enforcement experts, related publications, eLearning, visor cards for quick reference, and more that can be used for roll calls, in-service training, or self-directed learning.
The VALOR Clearinghouse offers a vast set of resources on topics related to officer safety and wellness. Search the library of materials by several different parameters. Save them to a Collection that you can share and download for later use. Start your search TODAY!
The Law Enforcement Officer Safety Toolkit hosts a wide array of resources to educate and prepare law enforcement for some of today's most pressing officer safety concerns. Use the materials within this toolkit to build your skill set or enhance your agency’s training programs.
The VALOR Officer Assault Database (VOAD) is an ongoing collection effort to identify open-source reporting of incidents involving a law enforcement officer who was the victim of an assault. The IIR Office of Applied Research uses this convenience sample of reported assaults to provide collective insights on officer assault characteristics and trends in order to develop course topics, publications, and other VALOR resources.
The VALOR Team is excited to provide you with the updated VALOR Officer Safety App. With an enhanced look and additional features, the VALOR Officer Safety App is more prepared than ever to offer you cutting-edge training and resources on the go.
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Join BJA next Tuesday for an #OfficerSafety and wellness webinar examining causes of first responder burnout and stress resulting from responding to the #OpioidEpidemic and other critical incidents. #COAP— Bureau of Justice Assistance (@DOJBJA) October 16, 2018
Thinking about attending a VALOR Program event? Head over to the Success Stories at https://t.co/LcXw8AEEgS see how VALOR is impacting law enforcement officers around the nation. #OfficerSafety @DOJBJA pic.twitter.com/lhToU4bL80— VALOR Program (@valorforblue) October 16, 2018
Thank you to Deborah Meader, @DrJohnson33, Sheriff @PeterKoutoujian of the @msosheriff for the engaging panel Creating a Culture to Address and Prevent Officer Suicide at #IACP2018 @theiacp Conference! pic.twitter.com/K5W7beFsU2— VALOR Program (@valorforblue) October 9, 2018
Attending #IACP2018? Must-see session, Creating a Culture to Address and Prevent Officer Suicide -- TODAY @ 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. - Room W304EF -- Hear from Deborah Meader (@dojbja), Dr. David Englert, @DrJohnson33 DM, and Sheriff @PeterKoutoujian . pic.twitter.com/vBf35mMbWV— VALOR Program (@valorforblue) October 9, 2018
What is in YOUR collection? Did you know that you can build and share collections of officer safety and wellness resources with your fellow law enforcement officers?#OfficerSafety @DOJBJA Start building TODAY --> https://t.co/pDGxrFR0Ve pic.twitter.com/4y5vv5MjJt— VALOR Program (@valorforblue) October 8, 2018
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), a part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, helps make American communities safer by strengthening the nation’s criminal justice system. Its grants, training and technical assistance, and policy development services provide state, local, and tribal governments with the cutting-edge tools and best practices that they need to reduce violent and drug-related crime, support law enforcement, and combat victimization. To learn more about BJA, visit www.bja.gov or follow BJA on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DOJBJA/) and Twitter (@DOJBJA).
The Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative is an effort to improve the immediate and long-term safety, wellness, and resilience of law enforcement officers. Through a multifaceted approach that includes delivering no-cost training and professional education, conducting research, developing and providing resources, and establishing partnerships that benefit law enforcement officers, VALOR seeks to provide our nation's law enforcement officers with innovative, useful, and valuable resources.
VALOR is continuously evolving to address the various issues, concerns, and trends that law enforcement officers face and integrates the latest research and practices to address all aspects of officer safety, wellness, and performance. These issues continue to emerge and can have a direct effect on an officer's ability to prevent or survive the rigorous challenges and threats that he or she may face in the line of duty.
The U.S. Department of Justice and BJA are dedicated to helping our law enforcement officers and the communities that they serve to stay safe and well. Because officer safety and community safety are intrinsically bound, requiring a strong and positive partnership, VALOR provides a holistic approach to addressing law enforcement officers' needs and to building those strong and positive partnerships with the communities that they serve.