Training Overview

The VALOR Program was established in 2010 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), as a response to growing trends in violence against law enforcement officers. Since its inception, VALOR has trained more than 32,000 officers across the United States. VALOR is committed to providing no-cost training, addressing current trends and contemporary issues that the law enforcement community encounters today. VALOR Training is designed for law enforcement to promote officer safety and to help prevent injuries and deaths of law enforcement officers and the people they serve. VALOR provides training appropriate for all sworn law enforcement officers, from the newly appointed to the seasoned veteran, from the patrol officer to the police chief.


VALOR Essentials: Officer Safety and Wellness Training

This training helps prepare today's law enforcement professionals for duty. It can help improve your safety by introducing and reexamining essential skills that every law enforcement professional should possess.

Key Concepts

  • Threats and Challenges: As the threats and challenges faced by law enforcement continue to change on both a national and a local scale, so must each officer and law enforcement training. Current training topics in this evolving category include crisis-intervention techniques, casualty care and rescue concepts, and law enforcement professionalism.
  • Words and Actions: Detect and decipher visual and verbal cues by subjects and learn how your words and actions affect an encounter. Having these skills can help you defuse and de-escalate a dangerous situation, detect a hidden weapon, or prevent an attempted assault.
  • Mind and Body: Prepare yourself today, both physically and mentally, for whatever tomorrow may bring by learning methods to improve long-term wellness and resiliency. Listen to an officer’s personal story of survival and recovery from a critical incident.

    Instructors will provide officers with tools to enhance professionalism while utilizing techniques for preventing and de-escalating situations that may result in a violent encounter. To provide participants with training of the highest standards, instruction will be delivered by law enforcement practitioners and subject-matter experts.

    For a complete list of the VALOR Trainings that are currently being offered, visit the VALOR Training Events Page.  If you would like to request a VALOR Training, please contact the VALOR team.


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This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-VI-BX-K003 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.