VALOR Essentials Training

Arlington, Texas · November 2–3, 2017

About the Training

This training helps prepare today's law enforcement professionals for duty.  This training 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 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 diffuse 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.  In order to provide participants with training of the highest standards, instruction will be delivered by law enforcement practitioners and subject-matter experts. 

Twenty hours of in-service training credits will be available.




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

  • 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., November 2
  • 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., November 3

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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.

Connect With VALOR Now!

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.