VALOR OFficer Safety and Wellness Talks

February 20, 2020 • Baltimore, Maryland

Four Hours, Five Law Enforcement Officers share their compelling personal stories and insights on:

  • Post traumatic-incident stress management
  • Creating a path to financial freedom
  • Recommitting to your physical health
  • Shot in the line of duty: returning to work
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  • Registration

    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 cost to attend this event. Participants are responsible for associated travel and lodging expenses.

    This event is open to all first responders including sworn law enforcement officers, fire/rescue personnel, and EMS/paramedic personnel. Training academy cadets and trainers, and law enforcement friends and family are also welcome to attend. If you are a family member or a friend of an attending law enforcement officer and would like to attend, you must register separately and list the attending officer’s name in your registration form.

    Event Schedule

    • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., February 20
  • Note: For security purposes, the specific event location will be given upon confirmation of your registration.

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  • Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please contact the class coordinators for further information.

  • Connect With VALOR Now!

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

Contact Us

For questions regarding training registration and course content, please contact the class coordinators, 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., ET.

Ms. Jennifer Schmidt
(850) 385-0600 ext. 361
Ms. Kara Kesler
(813) 401-1367

Frequently Asked Questions

No. This training is funded by BJA and is free to any sworn law enforcement officer. However, travel, lodging, and per diem costs are the responsibility of the attendee or the attendee’s agency.
Yes. Depending on the location of the training and the state’s law enforcement training authority, state law enforcement credit may be available.
This training is strictly classroom-based. Appropriate dress is business casual or uniform, if required by your agency.
While this training is primarily for state, local, and tribal officers, federal law enforcement officers may be admitted on a space-available basis.


Attendee Contact Information

Mailing Address


What type of agency do you work for?
What is your current assignment?
How many years of law enforcement experience do you have?
Are you currently a sworn law enforcement officer?
If you are not sworn law enforcement, please indicate the correct designation for yourself.
If you answered law enforcement friend/family above, please enter the name of the law enforcement officer you will be attending the event with. If you did not indicate that you are friend/family, please enter N/A.
How did you hear about this event?
For purposes of this event, any hypothetical situation that references or suggests the use of force, up to and including deadly force, assumes that the officer/student receiving this training is legally justified to use said force based on current federal, state, and local law in addition to his or her own departmental use-of-force policy.

I have read and understand this statement.
Please read carefully and select one of the following:

CONSENT FOR USE OF MY LIKENESS—By selecting this, and in participating in this event for which I have registered, I consent for the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) and its agents to photograph or video my likeness for use in future instructional, promotional, and/or other multimedia applications. I understand that any such activity and effort by IIR and its agents will be pursuant to objectives described in the underlying federal grant awards financing the effort and that end products will be used for instructional and similar efforts consistent with the grant objectives. The use of my likeness is allowed without compensation to me and is permitted throughout the period of time any product produced by IIR as described above is utilized for criminal justice purposes.

WITHHOLDING CONSENT OF USE OF MY LIKENESS—By selecting this, and in participating in this event for which I have registered, I am withholding my consent to the intentional use of my likeness as described above. I will be issued a color-coded registration document identification indicating that I do not agree to my likeness being captured by video or photographed. I understand that I may be asked to sit in a designated area of the instructional/presentation area and that it is my responsibility to avoid placing myself in the field of vision of any photography or video efforts occurring throughout the program, including breaks. I understand that my likeness may nevertheless inadvertently appear in future instructional, promotion, and/or other multimedia applications for criminal justice purposes created by IIR or its agents, such as inclusion in a large audience scene or similar use not focusing specifically on my likeness, and agree to hold IIR and its agents harmless for any such inadvertent use.