Bureau of Justice Assistance

The VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Program, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, offers a number of free e-learning programs, ranging from podcasts to videos to online training modules, click here.

Featured among those are a four-part health and wellness podcast series that addresses issues such as strength training, cardiovascular and functional fitness, and healthy meal planning. Other openly available resources include videos on sleep deprivation and warning lights, and online training on wearing, and caring for, ballistic-resistant vests. Even more resources can be accessed by registering with the VALOR Program; visit this website. Access to restricted resources is limited to sworn law enforcement professionals, and materials can be used only for training purposes.

BJA’s Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative is a suite of programs that seeks to improve the immediate and long-term safety, wellness and resilience of law enforcement officers. Its approach includes delivering no-cost training and professional education, conducting research, developing and providing resources, and establishing partnerships that benefit law enforcement officers. To learn more about the VALOR Initiative go to this website.

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The Justice Technology Information Center is a component of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center System, a program of the National Institute of Justice. JTIC serves as an information resource for technology and equipment related to law enforcement, corrections and courts, and hosts the NIJ Compliance Testing Program, a voluntary equipment standards and testing program for ballistic- and stab-resistant body armor and other officer safety equipment, which conducts equipment testing, reviews and analyzes testing data and disseminates results.

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