Sunday, April 29, 2007
- Episode 68 is dedicated to the
emergency personnel who responded to the Virginia Tech tragedy.
Frappr Shout Out - The week we want to say hello
to a listener who goes by the handle of bikedeputy1 who listens from
Tequesta, Florida. He posted a great picture of himself with his bike
on the Frappr map and we want to thank him for listening.
News of the Week
More Fallen Heroes - Rich
- Canadian Cop Killer Get Bail - Mack
Packing Judge - Rich
- Ferrari for the Fuzz - Mack
- Motor City Cop Accused of X Rated Stop - Rich
- Trooper's Son Steals Dad's Guns - Mack
- St. Louis Suicide By Cop - Rich
week we try to include training announcements from academies and
training organizations. This week we want to announce that
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy,
located in Salem, VA, will be hosting two IPTM courses.
The first course is Police Supervision and it will
September 17 – 21, 2007.
This course is designed for supervisors whose responsibilities include
first line supervision. It will present appropriate supervisory
techniques that will allow students to effectively supervise within
their agencies while decreasing the potential for vicarious liability
situations. This course is specifically designed for new supervisors as
well as working supervisors who wish to further develop and expand
The second course is Police Applicant Background Investigation
will be conducted October 8 – 12, 2007.
This course will give you the knowledge and skills to conduct
objective, thorough and legally sustainable background investigations
reflective of the professional standards of your agency.
The training will guide you through the relevant statutes, case laws
and administrative regulations surrounding the selection and employment
of personnel. You will learn the impact of federal and state fair
employment laws along with issues surrounding sealed and public
records, confidentiality, release of information waivers, and more.
This course will help fulfill accreditation standards requiring the
training of background investigators.
Check out the complete training announcement.
are pleased to be able to assist criminal justices agencies in their
effort to identify and hire the best qualified people.
This week the Virginia Division of Capitol Police is accepting
applications for the position of Police Officer. This is your
opportunity to join the nation’s oldest law enforcement agency in
Applicants accepted for the training Academy will be paid full salary,
will receive life and health insurance benefits, will begin retirement
time accumulation, and will earn sick and vacation leave while being
trained. Enhanced law enforcement retirement. Starting salary $32,869.
After successful completion of the police academy and one (1) year
period of satisfactory service, the salary will increase to $34,183.
They will also be accepting applications for Support Officer to conduct
a variety of security related functions. The starting salary for this
position is $19,653. I have posted the complete job announcement and
application information on The Sisyphus Comments, my blog.
- 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.
Skype Worm - Rich
- Movie Pirate Police Raid Polish University- Mack
For the PC User Tip this week, we will help you speed up your workflow.
If you do a lot of research or blogging you probably find yourself
cutting and pasting rich text formatted material into Word. You have
also probably become real familiar with the Paste Special function.
Normally, in Word you have to choose Paste Special from the Edit menu,
then select Unformatted Text to paste text into your document without
the formatting from the original document.
You can shorten the process a little by replacing paste shortcut (Ctrl
+ V) with paste special. All you have to do is, from the main menu in
Word 2002 or 2003, use Tools/Customize.
Simply choose the Keyboard button at the bottom of the dialog box.
Next, choose Edit from the Categories list and find EditPasteSpecial
(one word) in the Commands list. Next, click in the "Press new shortcut
key" field and then press Ctrl + V. Finally, click the Assign button
and close the dialog box. Now when you press Ctrl + V takes you
directly to paste special.
the Mac User Tip this week, we help you collaborate with your friends
and co-workers. If you collaborate with a number of people on projects
or have a close group of friends with whom you want to share address
book entries, you don't have to send them vCards. Just add the entries
directly to their Address Book. The steps to the process are as follows:
the Address Book application.
- Choose Address Book | Preferences.
- Click on the Sharing tab.
- Select the Share Your Address Book check box.
- Click the Plus button.
- Locate the address entry for the person you wish to share the
Address Book with.
- Select the Allow Editing check box if you want to give the
other .Mac user the ability to alter your entries.
- Click the Send Invite button.
Once you set up Address Book sharing,
you can invite as many
as you wish to share your Address Book. The .Mac member will then
receive the following message addressed from you:
I would like to invite you to share my Address Book. Click here to
automatically subscribe now.
When he clicks on the link, it automatically launches his Address Book
and sets it up to share your Address Book. He can also open the Address
Book utility and choose '''File''' | '''Subscribe To Address Book'''
and enter your .Mac mail address in the dialog box that appears.
Address Books to which you’re subscribed will then appear as an entry
in the Group list.
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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