VALOR INITIATIVE: PREVENTING VIOLENCE AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND ENSURING OFFICER RESILIENCE AND SURVIVABILITY
The VALOR Initiative is designed to protect the safety, health, and wellbeing of our nation’s law enforcement officers and agencies. Since public safety and officer safety are intrinsically bound, VALOR also seeks to provide officers with tools to help increase trust and nurture legitimacy with the public.
The initiative provides up-to-date tactical-, skill-, and awareness-building education, technical assistance, and resources to our nation’s law enforcement on officer safety and wellness that have a direct impact on their resilience and survival. It seeks to achieve its goals through a multifaceted approach that includes the delivery of training, research, resources, and partnerships that benefit 21st century law enforcement.
VALOR is continuously evolving to ensure that it addresses various current topics and integrates the latest research and practice to address all aspects of officer safety and wellness that have a direct impact on job safety and performance. These emerging issues can have a direct effect on an officer’s ability to prevent or survive the rigorous challenges and threats she or he may face.
The initiative is based on research and analysis of current events and emerging issues, trends, data, and promising practices that provide a holistic and comprehensive officer safety and wellness suite of programs—all under the VALOR Initiative umbrella. Each of the following programs in VALOR’s strategic suite of programs contributes to an important facet of officer safety and wellness.