Notes Sunday, September 17, 2006
forget to go to Podcast Alley, register and vote
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week we try to include training announcement from an academy or
training organization. ach week we try to include training announcment
from an academy or training organization. This week we want to announce
The Piedmont Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy wants to
announce three courses that they will be sponsoring throught the
Virginia Community Policing Institute. These courses will be held at
the Danville, VA rescue squad building.
The first is entitled Community Policing in the Youth Community and it
will be conducted on October 17. Next is a course entitled Patrol Drug
Interdiction and it will be conducted on November 29. The final course
is entitled Community Policing to Reduce Domestic Violence and it will
be conducted December 5-7. You can registration on-line through the
VCPI website at www.vcpionline.org.
Piedmont is also conducting a course entitled Basic Gang Awareness on
November 8 at the Henry County Administration Building, Supervisors
Chambers. This course will be instructed by the Department of
Corrections Gang Unit and there is no charge. The course is also open
to school and probation parole personnel. There is no charge for this
course but you will need to register throught the academy and I will
put the contact information in the shownotes. Be sure to tell them that
you heard about the course on CopCAST.
Contact Info: 276.632.1149 or e-mail Debbie
Kaczor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Roanoke City Police Academy
is conducting a course entitled
Alzheimer's Training for First Responders on October 2-3, 2006 at the
Roanoke Police Academy, in Roanoke, VA. There is no fee for this course
but the registration deadline is September 27. The contact person is
Julie Ann Skone from DCJS and I will put her contact information in the
- Julie Ann Skone 757.363.3913.
Justice Academy will be
conducting a course entitled Advanced Tactics for Patrol Officers
during the week of November 27 - December 1, 2006. This is an advanced
officer survival course designed to teach the patrol officer how to use
SWAT tactics and techniques while working with only one back up
officer. The course will show the officer how to safely handle high
risk situations commonly encountered by patrol officers. The training
will cover close quarters battle, combat shotgun, building searches,
high risk vehicle stops and wood line searches. The training will be
conducted by SWAT instructors and is very practical exercise intensive
including live fire weapons training and the use of Simunitions. The
fee is $150 per officer for non-member agency personnel. Contact Cindy
Sarver to register for additional information. I will purt her contact
information in the Shownotes.
Info: Cindy Sarver, email@example.com,
The Federal Law Enforcement Training
Center is offering a Driver Training Instructors Course at their
Cheltenham, Maryland facility October 23 to November 3, 2006. This
class is capped at 12 students due to the curriculum content. The
course cost has been calculated at $532.01 for the 10 day course. The
course costing has been calculated for the October federal budget and
may fluctuate +/- 10%.
FLETC Cheltenham does not have lodging or food service on-site for your
per-diem/fiscal planning. I will put the contact information in the
Carlan Hinnant, Program Analyst, Office 301.877.8516, FAX
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.
This week for the PC User's Tip I want to tell you how to customize
your user account icon.
- Single-click the START menu and choose CONTROL
- Single-click the USER ACCOUNTS icon.
- Find the user account you'd like to change the icon for and
click on it.
- Click the text that says "CHANGE MY PICTURE." You'll have the
option to either pick one of the predefined icons or choose your own.
- If you like one of the predefined icons, just highlight the
one you like and click the button labeled "CHANGE PICTURE."
- If you'd like to use your own picture, just click the
magnifying glass or the text labeled "BROWSE FOR MORE PICTURES." This
will launch a dialog box directing you to navigate to where your new
picture is stored. After you find it, just click Open to save your new
I was excited to see that
multiple libraries are supported in iTunes 7 over on Apple's iTunes 7
Overview web page. The only problem is that they don't mention how to
do it, nor is it listed in the help docs that I could find.
After poking around in the prefs, menus, contextual menus, etc., it
dawned on me that they are probably referring to multiple libraries
iPhoto style - i.e. you only get to use one library at a time, not have
multiple libraries show up in the side bar. So I then restarted iTunes
with the Option key down and voila - it asked me to 'Choose iTunes
Library' or create a new one.
It's my opionion that this is fairly useless. I still dream of a day
when I can have multiple libraries that are spread across separate
drives, and access them all from the sidebar. At the very least, it
would be nice if we could select different locations for our music,
movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks in the prefs, so we can
better manage how we want our hard drive space
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