VALOR Characteristics of Weapon Concealment and Surviving Assaults Virtual Course Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET

  • Registration

    To register, fill out the form below. Because funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), there is no cost to attend this web event.

  • By attending this event you can receive continuing education credit.
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  • Overview

    This course is designed to increase your awareness of where and how weapons are typically carried. It also provides an overview of the behavioral cues often exhibited by armed persons and discusses some tactics used for making contact with an armed individual, while ensuring that reasons for and details about the encounter are properly articulated.

    You'll also gain an understanding of the “totality of circumstances”, as well as the importance of, and legal authority for, officers obtaining a reasonable tactical advantage. In addition, this course describes common pre-incident indicators of violent attacks and some actions that are known to increase survival during critical incidents.


    Training will be held from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon Eastern Time

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

Contact Us

For questions regarding registration and course content, please contact the web event coordinators listed below from 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., ET.

Ms. Katie Powell
(850) 300-7726
Ms. Jenny Cherry
(850) 300-7740

Frequently Asked Questions

No. This web event is funded by BJA and is free to any sworn law enforcement officer.
Yes, this web event is open to all state, local, tribal officers, and federal law enforcement officers.
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