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Attorney General Co-Hosts VALOR Training


October 13, 2015

BRYANT – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today offered opening remarks to those attending the VALOR Training in Bryant, Arkansas. Over 100 law enforcement officers will attend the three-day event, which is hosted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Arkansas, and co-hosted by the Attorney General’s Office, Benton Police Department, Bryant Police Department, Regional Organized Crime Information Center and the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.

“I am proud to serve as a co-host for this important event to help Arkansas’s officers continue to protect and serve,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Ongoing training and collaboration is essential to helping officers protect themselves, their colleagues and the communities they serve. The lessons our law enforcement officers will learn over the next few days will be the most updated and pertinent information, and will help protect their own lives, as well as the lives of others.”

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance created the VALOR Program to help prevent violence against law enforcement officers and ensure officer resilience and survivability following violent encounters during the course of their duties. VALOR was developed to address the increase in ambush-style assaults that have taken the lives of many law enforcement officers in recent months.

VALOR Training is designed for frontline law enforcement to promote officer safety and to help prevent injuries and deaths of law enforcement officers and the people they serve. Participants develop an understanding of emerging threats and challenges that officers routinely face in the line of duty.

Officers will learn the importance of identifying concealed weapons and pre-incident indicators of a potential assault; recognizing and defusing dangerous situations; enhancing their resiliency; and, implementing casualty care and rescue tactics training.

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