Officer Safety and Terrorism:  Strategies to Prepare and Respond

Laurel, Maryland · August 23, 2018

About the Training

Violent extremism, regardless of the ideology, poses a threat to all state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers. The VALOR Program, in collaboration with the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program, offers a one-day officer safety training taught by seasoned subject experts.

Hear from law enforcement experts on:

  • Suspicious activities
  • Indicators of violent extremists
  • Safety strategies when observing suspicious activities and indicators
  • Reporting to appropriate organizations
  • Safety strategies and critical-thinking skills during an incident
  • Coping with the challenges that occur after an incident
Officers must be vigilant, even during their routine duties, to recognize and report suspicious activities and behaviors to avoid an attack or targeted ambush. This workshop provides officers with strategies that focus on personal safety as well as the safety of fellow officers and the community.


To register, fill out the form below.  Through funding provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), there is no registration fee for this training.  Space for this training is limited and only open to currently sworn law enforcement officers.

For security purposes, the specific training location will be given upon confirmation of your registration.

Training Schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., August 23

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Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Please contact the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) for further information.  For guidance regarding this please contact an IIR team member listed on the “Contact Us” page.

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Even before you attend this training, there are a number of opportunities through the BJA VALOR Initiative for you to start improving your safety, wellness, and resiliency.

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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.