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VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative

Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for the Law Enforcement Community
Released in October 2021 and developed as part of the VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative, the COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for the Law Enforcement Community includes resources and strategies that law enforcement agencies can use internally and when communicating to the public about the importance of vaccinations. This toolkit is designed for use among law enforcement leaders and consists of customizable materials to promote confidence in COVID-19 vaccines.

Resilience Strategies for Your Role
The International Association of Chiefs of Police, with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has released several resources through the Resilience Strategies for Your Role series. These resources highlight specific stressors and corresponding resilience strategies for:

Staying Healthy in the Fray: The Impact of Crowd Management on Officers in the Context of Civil Unrest
The National Police Foundation (NPF), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is pleased to release Staying Healthy in the Fray: The Impact of Crowd Management on Officers in the Context of Civil Unrest. This guidebook will serve as a safety and wellness resource to frontline officers, supervisors, and law enforcement executives when in the midst of policing mass demonstrations. The guidebook offers steps which can be taken on an individual and organizational level to aid officers in preparing for and protecting colleagues and themselves during, and recovering from, moments of civil unrest. The goal of the guidebook is to provide a holistic sense of support for officers’ physical and mental health, both while at work and at home. We must develop and support organizational cultures that recognize and prioritize officer safety and wellness as an integral part of policing protests and the foundation of community policing. View the press release for additional information.

National Survey on Officer Safety Training
On August 13, 2020, the National Police Foundation (NPF), in partnership with BJA through the VALOR Initiative, released the National Survey on Officer Safety Training: Findings and Implications, along with an accompanying Executive Brief, and interactive website. The report presents the results of a national survey developed and administered by NPF to examine the officer safety and wellness training and resource needs of law enforcement officers and executives. View the NPF press release to learn more.

Date Modified: October 6, 2021
Date Created: August 13, 2020