U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez gave opening remarks to the Justice Department’s Officer Safety Training in Albuquerque. More than a hundred and twenty-five officers from federal, state, county, local and tribal law enforcement agencies from across the state participated in the Department of Justice’s VALOR Training. The VALOR Training program, which is provided by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is designed for frontline law enforcement to promote officer safety and to help prevent the injuries and deaths of law enforcement officers and the people they serve. The three-day VALOR Training was hosted by U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez and Chief Gorden E. Eden, Jr., of the Albuquerque Police Department, from Feb. 7 to 9, 2017. During the training, participants learned the importance of observing and listening to individuals, which may help them locate hidden weapons, identifying indicators of a potential assault, or defusing dangerous situations, enhancing their resiliency, and implementing casualty and care tactics.