VALOR Survive & Thrive Training Hershey, Pennsylvania · October 3–4, 2023

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  • Event Information

    Because funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), there is no cost to attend this event.

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  • Overview

    Hosting Agency: Pennsylvania State Police 


    Cohosting Agencies: 

    • Mid Atlantic - Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network - a RISS Center
    • United States Attorney's Office - Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • Municipal Police Officers Education & Training Commission (MPOETC)



    This two-day, in-person VALOR training provides officers at all levels with the essentials to survive and thrive in their careers by stressing the importance of being physically and mentally prepared, maintaining situational awareness, combating complacency, and remaining vigilant.


    • Hear from law enforcement experts on:
    • Causes of officer assaults, injuries, and deaths.
    • Safety and preparedness mindset.
    • Physical health.
    • Officer-citizen encounters.
    • Mitigating stress.
    • Weapon concealment.
    • Intentional wellness mindset.
    • Surviving an assault.
    • Casualty care and rescue tactics.
    • Personal protective factors.
    • Deaths not associated with assaults.
    • Vehicle safety.
    • An officer survivor story.


    Additional topics covered throughout the course include professionalism, leadership, and critical decision-making.


    Training will be held October 3-4, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET, with a one-hour break for lunch (on your own).


    Credit Hours Available: 16 Hours


    This is an IADLEST National Certification Program certified course.

  • 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 event coordinators listed below from 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., ET.

Ms. Annie Miller
(850) 481-7232
Ms. Jenny Cherry
(850) 300-7740

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.
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