VALOR for Blue, a program of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has added a new module to its eLearning portal, The Importance of Fitness for Law Enforcement Professionals. This online training module addresses the critical need for law enforcement officers to engage in regular physical fitness to help ensure their safety. It also provides guidance on how officers can improve their overall health and wellness through such simple tasks as maintaining a proper diet and getting quality sleep. A study included in the module illustrates how the stressors encountered in the law enforcement profession directly impact an officer's physical health. A valid VALOR for Blue account is required for access. Sworn law enforcement officers can register at https://www.valorforblue.org/Register.aspx.
In addition, a Spotlight on Safety about Diffusing Difficult Encounters can be found at https://www.valorforblue.org/VALOR-Interest/Spotlight-On-Safety/defusing. The Spotlight on Safety series provides safety-related topics and offers resources associated with an identified theme.