Notes Sunday, August 13, 2006
Frappr Shout Out - Hello to a listener Steve
Petruska who listens from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- Cop News of the Week
- Training Opportunities
- Tech Issues
- Cop News of the Week
- Three More Fallen Heros - Rich
- Booby Trapped House Lands Man In Jail - Mack
- Cobb County, GA Recruits Fired for Cheating - Rich
- Rubber Bullets Not Joking Matter - Mack
- Park Police Pop 5 - Rich
- Denver Cop Looking For His Car - Mack
- Each week we try to include
training announcment from an academy or training organization. This
week we want to announce three training opportunities.
Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, located in Columbia, SC
will be conducting two great training sessions.
First is the 2006
Testing and Measurement Conference that will be held
November 6 - 9 at the South Carolina Educational Television Bank of
America Conference Center in Columbia, SC. The sixth annual conference
is designed for practitioners in the public safety arena involved with
training and education, officer selection, human resources, research
and development, and testing and measurement.
Next is the National
Leadership Summit that will be held January 15 - 17, 2007.
This summit is designed for any practitioner in the public safety field
that is involved with or has an interest in leadership
training/education. Topics include futures, competencies, best
practices, instructor credentialing, accountability and many others.
Presenters and panelists have been carefully chosen regarding their
experience and area of expertise. I will put a link to their website
where you will find additional information in the shownotes.
Finally, the Southwest
Law Enforcement Academy, located in Bristol, VA, will be
conducting a Basic
Patrol Rifle School that will be held September 6 - 8. The
fee is $150 and for more information contact the academy 276-645-3700.
- 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.
- Tech Issues
- Dumb Tech Stories- Mack
- Sony Mylo - Rich
- Leopard Highlights - Mack
- Microsoft Releases Security Patches - Rich
- Fantasy Baseball In Court - Mack
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