In 2010, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) VALOR Officer Safety Initiative was created in response to the startling increase in felonious assaults that have taken the lives of many law enforcement officers. VALOR provides all levels of law enforcement with tools to help prevent violence against law enforcement officers and enhance officer resilience, wellness, and survivability.
VALOR is a comprehensive effort that includes classroom and Web-based training, research, and resources for sworn state, local and tribal law enforcement officers. VALOR Training provides critical nationwide, no-cost officer safety training to all levels of law enforcement. Training modules are developed using the latest expertise, analysis, tactics, interdiction techniques, and response methods to address alarming trends. The program also includes active shooter response training for first responders.