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News of the Week
- Four Fallen Heros - Rich
- Great Training - Mack
- Drunk Kills Ohio Woman - Rich
- Four Killed in Missouri Police Chase - Mack
- NY Shooting Suit Dismissed - Rich
week we try to include training announcements from academies or
training organizations. This week we want to announce
Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, located in Lynchburg, VA has
two training announcements for us this week. First they will be
conducting a course entitled Communication Excellence & Law
Enforcement on November 13, 2006. There is a $75.00 charge for this
eight hour course.
Next, they will be conducting a two-day seminar entitled Recruitment:
Perspectives on the Process on November 16-17, 2006. The course is
recommended for persons who are new or with little experience in
overseeing their agency’s recruitment process. This is an
"everything that you ever needed to know about recruiting" course.
Topics include: (1) the changing workforce in the United States, (2)
federal hiring laws and EEC guidelines; (3) management strategies for
staffing and supervising a recruitment unit; (4) sample advertisements
and scripts; (5) minority hiring and affirmative action programs; and
(6) experiences of successful and unsuccessful recruitment campaigns.
There is a $150 fee for this course.
For more information contact Ron Staton at (434) 455-6188
Crater Criminal Justice Academy will be
conducting two courses. The first is Patrol Response To The Active
Shooter. This class, which will be conducted October 2, 2006
– October 6, 2006, will cover the fundamentals of a Patrol
Officers response to a “Active Shooter Event”.
Through lecture, class discussion, combined with written materials and
power point, practical exercises and scenarios, the student will be to
identify and utilize techniques and tactics to respond effectively to
an Active Shooter incident to locate, isolate, contain or eliminate the
threat and conduct evacuation of innocent bystanders, students and
Registration is free but seats are limited.
The second course is Fundamentals of Crash Investigation and it will be
conducted October 30, 2006 – November 10, 2006. This class
will cover the fundamentals of crash investigation and crash scene
reconstruction. This class is being taught by the Transportation Safety
Training Center of Virginia Commonwealth University.
This two week long course imparts the knowledge, skills and abilities
for detailed crash investigation and combines classroom lectures with
practical field exercise. This class is a pre-requisite for; and
prepares the individual for the advanced class.
Registration is $85 per participant which includes text book, and class
For addtional information for to register for these courses contact Jon
Cliborne. Contact him by e-mail at email@example.com
or 804.722.9742 x-137
The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office is hosting a course entitled Dan
Severn: Ground Defense and Escapes/Dangerzone Defensive Tactics on
December 11-12. For more information visit Dan
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.
- How Many TV's Do You
Have? - Mack
- Put Mail on Hold - Rich
- Flash Drive Failures - Mack
- Go-live Gets the Boot - Rich
- Silencing Cell Phones On Campus - Mack
This week for our PC users I want to talk about setting up the Quick
Launch bar, which makes it easy to access frequently used programs like
your e-mail or browser. Windows XP loads several programs in the Quick
Launch, including Show Desktop. One click on Show Desktop minimizes all
the programs on your desktop. Another click restores them just as you'd
To display Quick Launch on the taskbar
1. If the Quick Launch bar is not displayed, right-click an empty area
on the taskbar and click Properties.
2. On the Taskbar tab, under Taskbar appearance, select the Show Quick
Launch check box and click OK.
After Quick Launch is displayed, click Show Desktop to minimize all
As good as OSX is, sometimes
a program may stop responding and you have to try to force it to quit.
Well here are a couple of options for shutting down a frozen program.
Force quit it by choosing '''Apple Menu > Force Quit''' or
'''(Command-Option-Escape)''', selecting the frozen app and clicking
Force Quit. Or, click and hold on the app's Dock icon and choose Force
Quit from the menu that appears.
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