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T3 - Tact, Tactics and Trust Training and Technical Assistance

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $2,099,524)

The FY 2016 Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative -- VALOR Program -- focuses on five (5) distinct national initiatives to improve immediate and long-term health, wellness, and safety of law enforcement professionals: (1) identifying a training and technical assistance (TTA) provider to continue, and enhance, the Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability Program; (2) identifying a TTA provider to deliver tactical support, on a national level to state and local law enforcement officers responding to an active shooter event; (3) identifying an organization to identify, recognize, and increase awareness of officer safety and wellness best practices and programs at a national level; (4) identifying a national director/coordinator to implement and oversee the creation of an officer safety and wellness pilot research and evaluation program that will develop three pilot research and evaluation sites; and (5) identifying a TTA provider to deliver evidence-based de-escalation training and technical assistance to educate and protect state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers and improve outcomes and relationships between officers and the communities they serve.

Polis Solutions and CNA will serve as the Valor Program’s De-Escalation Training and Technical Assistance Provider to deliver evidence-based de-escalation TTA on a national scale that will help to educate and protect state, local, and tribal police officers and improve outcomes and relationships between police officers and the diverse communities they serve. Working with BJA, Polis and CNA will provide a full suite of TTA based on multidisciplinary social science research into the dynamics of face-to-face interactions in low-trust, high-risk situations of the kind exemplified by police encounters with people in historically marginalized communities, people with mental illnesses, and people in various states of crisis and trauma. Included in the TTA will be on-site training events, executive briefings, a train-the-trainer (TOT) course and TOT toolkit, a training resources suite (pamphlets, booklets, instruction manuals, etc.) and a de-escalation incident analysis website. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 30, 2016