Sunday, April 1, 2007
Frappr Shout Out - The week we want to say hello
to Julio Barrios. Julio didn't list a location on the map. Thanks for
downloading and listening to the show David.
Town of Narrows, VA Police Chief Tommy Gautier, Jr. contacted me today
to inform me that one of his officers is in need of assistance from the
criminal justice community.
The home of Officer Leon Billos and
his wife Mary caught fire last night and burned down. The house
is a total loss they have lost all of their possessions. Leon is
a 17 year veteran of the Narrows Police Department.
Tommy has arranged for a fund to be set to help Leon and Mary through BB&T bank. Please send a contribution to the:
Leon Billos Charitable Fund
300 Main Street
Narrows, VA 24124
If you have any additional questions, you can contact Chief Gautier at the Narrows Police Department at 540.726.7985.
News of the Week
- Four More Fallen Heroes - Rich
- Cops 2 Pit Bulls 0 - Mack
- Maryland Cop Shot by Robber - Rich
- Cyberbullies Scare Schoolgirls Into Stripping On-line - Mack
- Ex-Border Patrol Agent Gets Caught On Camera - Rich
- City PD Not a Fan of Beauty - Mack
- Runaway Bride Billboard - Rich
week we try to include training announcments from academies and
training organizations. This week we don't have any new
announcements but we welcome training announcements from any criminal
justice training academy or training organization.
Just send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. If your agency
is looking for qualified people, just send us a little information
about the job, including the salary, and we will announce it on the
This week the The Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy
is looking for a Curriculum Specialist. The Curriculum Specialist will
perform curriculum management and testing associated with basic,
entry-level training of police officers and deputy sheriffs, and
coordinating other curriculum functions to ensure fulfillment of
training requirements for law enforcement officers. You will be
- administering the written examination process;
- maintaining accurate, current lesson plans, and reviewing and
researching lesson plan material to ensure compliance with state
- maintaining a variety of correspondence, reports and records
required by the state, CALEA and the Academy;
- conducting curriculum assessments, reviewing and assessing
- and acting as liaison between the Academy and various
business with the Academy.
The starting salary for this position is
$46,860 - $48,734.
Applicants must submit a complete resume indicating compliance with
minimum and/or desirable qualifications. Applicant may be required to
complete and submit an official job application form.
Please send resumes and cover letters care of Mr. Albert C. Oglesby,
the Accreditation Manager at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice
Training Academy, 45299 Research Place, Ashburn, Va. 20147-2600,
telephone number (703) 729-4299, extension 118, fax number (703)
729-4634, or e-mail email@example.com.
The announcement will be open and resumes and cover letters will be
accepted by mail, e-mail, or fax until the close of business on Monday
April 30, 2007. Once your resume and cover letter have been received by
the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, you will be
notified in writing. Please provide an e-mail address. If you do not
receive a return e-mail, please contact Mr. Oglesby.
Successful applicants will participate in an interview conducted by
academy staff members and may be required to perform performance
related testing. The Executive Director may conduct a second interview.
Dates, times and locations of interview(s) will be determined at a
To receive additional information about the position, you may contact
the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, Telephone
Number (703) 729-4299, Extension 118, or fax number (703) 729-4634. You
may also contact our website at www.nvcja.org.
- 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.
- Tech News Highlights
- XXX Not Going To Happen - Mack
For the PC user tip this week, I want to remind you about how using
keyboard commands can streamline your work flow. Let's start with your
browser. In Internet Explorer, use the F11 toggle to go full screen.
This gets all the other junk off the screen. You can also use the
Search panel to do your Web searches by clicking the magnifying glass
search toolbar button. You can easily check search results without
having to use the Back button.
Speaking of the Back button, don't bother moving the mouse up there to
click Back. Just press Alt + left arrow. The left- and right-arrow
buttons with Alt are the same as the Back and Forward buttons.
In most Microsoft applications, including Internet Explorer, F5 is the
"refresh" key. In Windows Mail, for example, pressing F5 sends and
receives all your mail, as long as the Inbox is highlighted. In IE, it
refreshes the page. In Windows Explorer, it updates the listing in a
window (to reflect the results of a file move, for example.
In Word, Excel, and many other applications, Ctrl + F6 is the key that
switches between open windows within the same app. No need to click on
the Window menu in the application and choose the document in question
-- just cycle through them with Ctrl + F6.
So instead of moving your hand and mouse around try keeping your hands
on the keyboard to increase your speed and improve your work flow.
For our Mac user
tip this week, I want to tell you about a little utility named
Applejack. It allows you to repair your disk, repair permissions,
validate the system's preference files, and get rid of possibly
corrupted cache files. The important thing is that you don't
need another startup disk with you. All you need to do is restart in
Single User Mode, by holding down the '''Command and S''' keys at
startup, and then typing '''applejack''';The important thing is that
you don't need another startup disk with
you. All you need to do is restart in Single User Mode (SUM), by
holding down the Command and S keys at startup, and
applejack; or applejack auto,
which will run through all the tasks
automatically; or applejack auto restart, which
will also restart the
computer automatically at the end of the process.
There are some warnings in the documentation so read through them
thoroughly before using on your system. This is an emergency repair
program and I really would not run it all the time, but it can save
hours of reinstallation. You can get it from the Kitchen Sink OSX
Diagnostics Folder or download it from
to our partner RLS
Enterprises, Inc. - Your Affordable On-Line Training Solution
for making this episode of CopCAST possible. Visit their website for
more information about providing internet-based training for your
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