Sunday, February 11, 2007
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News of the Week
- Another Fallen Hero - Rich
- Patrol Work Is A Drag - Mack
- Down the Rabbit Hole - Rich
- Can You See Me Now? - Mack
- Boston Flips Off Turner - Rich
- Cop Hooked On A Solicitation Charge - Mack
- Speed, Crash and Bust - Rich
week we try to include training announcments from academies and
training organizations. This week we want to announce that Central
Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, located in Lynchburg, Virginia is
conducting a course entitled Investigating Use of Force Cases For Field
Supervisors, on April 13, 2007.
This course will cover a variety of topics including what constitutes
deadly force, the phases of a use of force event, organizational
factors that influence a department’s use of force experience,
supervision and use of force, court decisions regarding use of force
and much more.
The cost is $150.00 per person. For additional information, telephone Ron Staton at (434) 455-6188.
We welcome training announcements from any criminal justice
training academy or training organization. Just send
the information to email@example.com
and we will do our best to announce your training course.
are pleased to be able to assist criminal justices agencies in their
effort to identify and hire the best qualified people. This
the Virginia Wesleyan College, located in Norfolk, Virginia is looking
for a Director of Campus Security.
Full time position
for individual with a minimum of a bachelors
degree or equivalent in experience in campus security/law enforcement.
At least 7 years campus law enforcement or security experience with at
least 5 years in a supervisory position required. The applicant must
have Security Officer Registration issued by the Virginia Department of
Criminal Justice Services, Private Security Services Section; be
certified in basic field drug testing equipment; and have valid drivers
license with proof of safe driving record. Applicant must have
experience in two-way radio communications equipment, be proficient
with various software packages as required by the specific position,
and possess basic knowledge in fire/intrusion alarm technology.
Successful applicant will be responsible for the
and management of the Campus Security Department. He/she will oversee
the planning, research and development of the departmental budget as
well as be responsible for departmental policies and procedures.
Moreover, the successful candidate will develop and implement
procedures to ensure good community relations, effective crime
prevention programs, efficient parking control, and
recruitment/training for the department. Position reports to the
Vice-President for Student Affairs.
To apply online, send resume and a cover letter
which position you are applying to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Human
Resources, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA
- If your agency is
looking for qualified people,
just send us a little information about
the job and we will announce it on the show.
Exposed To Porn On Net - Rich
- Top Ten Passwords - Mack
This week for our
PC User tip we want to tell you about a collection of useful yet
unofficial and unsupported utilities that are offered by Microsoft
called PowerToys. These essential PowerToys are a must for any serious
computer user and they all are downloadable for free from Microsoft's
PowerToys for Windows XP page. The PowerToys include:
- '''ClearType Tuner''': Dramatically improves font
legibility on some LCD screens.
- '''Image Resizer''': Adds a new menu when you right-click a
photo on your PC. Just click Resize Pictures to change an image's
dimensions without opening an editor.
- '''Tweak UI''': If you don't already have Tweak UI, get it.
This essential OS tweaking tool offers more granular control over your
privacy settings and operations, and even over the way you log in to
your PC (plus much more). It should be one of the first things you
install on any new computer.
- '''Alt-Tab Replacement''': Adds previews of each page when
you switch between open applications using -.
- '''SyncToy''': Improves the task of synchronizing files among
multiple machines, especially compared with Windows Briefcase.
You can download all of these great programs at
our Mac User tip this week we tell you how
to re-index a volume for better spotlight searches. If Spotlight isn’t
displaying items that you think should be showing up, the index that
the utility uses to perform searches may have permission levels set
wrong or the index may be corrupted. Fortunately, you don’t have to
reinstall Tiger in order to correct these problems. However, this tip
is only for Macs running OS X 10.4 or later.
Start by doing the easy stuff first. Try fixing the permission levels
using the Repair Permissions utility located in the
To fix the permission levels:
- Launch Disk Utility (located at
- Choose the volume from the list on the left side of the
- Click the Repair Disk Permissions button and allow the
program to make corrections to your drive. When completed, the message
box displays the changes it made to the volume.
- Close the utility.
If repairing the permissions doesn’t
work, try rebuilding the index.
All you have to do is:
- Choose Apple | System Preferences.
- Select the Spotlight pane.
- Choose the Privacy tab.
- Click the Plus button PLUS and select the volume you wish to
re-index. This adds the volume to the Privacy list. Close the System
Preferences and wait about thirty minutes.
- Repeat the process of opening the Spotlight preference and
delete the volume from the Privacy list by selecting it and clicking
the Minus button MINUS.
- Close the System Preference and allow the utility to rebuild
It’s best that you keep the computer plugged in
and running while the
index is rebuilt in the background. To check the status of the
re-index, just perform a Spotlight search. If it isn’t finished
re-indexing, Spotlight will display the status instead of the list of
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