Published: Oct 26, 2010 8:17 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 26, 2010 5:17 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department is spending $800,000 to help train police officers in learning how to anticipate and survive violent encounters.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday in Florida that the Justice Department also is awarding a half million dollars to the International Association of Chiefs of Police to launch a Center for the Prevention of Violence Against the Police. The center will be a clearinghouse for information about violence against police officers.

Holder addressed hundreds of police chiefs attending the association's convention in Orlando.