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News of the Week
- Three Fallen Heroes
- John School Is Not For Me - Mack
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- Drug Agent On Drugs - Mack
- Drugs Make You Dumb - Rich
- Police Use YOUTUBE - Mack
- Shotgun Ammo Problem - Rich
- Handbag Heroes - Rich
week we try to include training announcments from academies and
This week we want to
announce that the Florida's Criminal Justice Standards and Training
Commission, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, is sponsoring a High
Liability Trainer's Conference to be held in August of
The intent of the High Liability Conference is to bring criminal
justice instructors who teach the "hands on" high liability areas,
through in-service programs or academy basic recruit programs, together
to discuss issues relevant to high liability instruction.
This year Florida will be accepting out-of-state registrations for
attendance at the conference. The registration fee for the conference
is $200.00 per out-of-state applicant. Pre-registration is required and
is based on a first-come, first-serve basis to the first 100
individuals who register from out-of-state and submit the $200
The 100 openings will be available to individuals from other states who
are instructors or coordinators in the high liability areas at a state
P.O.S.T., or a criminal justice training facility. Registrations from
out-of-state will also be accepted from individuals who instruct
in-service training programs at a criminal justice agency.
For more information, contact:
P.O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, Fl 32302
(850) 410-8658 (Office)
(850) 410-8606 (Fax)
(850) 528-1056 (Cell)
Law Enforcement Academy, located in Bristol, VA will be conducting two
great in-service training courses. The first is the John E. Reid &
Associates, Street Crimes Seminar which will be conducted
April 23 – 25, 2007.
This program details a series of investigative techniques that will
help any street cop more effectively resolve investigations, including
how to conduct effective street interviews; collect intelligence;
develop reliable informants; conduct undercover operations; secure
confessions; and, a discussion of lifesaving issues for officers on and
off-duty. The cost for this course is $395 and you can register
on-line. The enrollment website is:
The second course is Verbal Judo and it will be conducted June 28-29,
Verbal Judo is the only tactical communications course in
America. The principles and tactics taught enable graduates to use
“presence and words” to calm difficult people who
may be under severe emotional or other influences, redirect the
behavior of hostile people, diffuse potentially dangerous situations,
perform professionally under all conditions and achieve the desired
outcome in the encounter. The non-member agency fee is $250 and you can
register by contacting the academy. For more information, contact:
(276) 645-3700 or email Doug Cooley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, I want to announce the 2007
Mid-Atlantic DUI Conference in Virginia Beach, VA that
will be conducted March 19-21, 2007.
Topics to be addressed are multi-jurisdictional checkpoints,
SFST’s, media relations role in traffic safety, review of DUI
programs on a local level, and more. A non-refundable
registration fee of $50.00 is due upon registration.
A special hotel room rate has been negotiated with Holiday Inn
– Surfside for $69.95 per night, plus tax. Reserve your room
early by calling 800-810-2400 and tell them you are attending the DUI
You may find additional information about the conference at: www.vbgov.com/dui
or by email: email@example.com.
The direct number is 757-385-4606, then press 0.
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 and
we will announce it on the show.
This week the Botetourt
County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office is seeking
qualified individuals for employment at the new Botetourt/Craig
Regional Jail. The positions which will be available after June 1,
2007, include 28 deputy
sheriffs, 2 cooks, 1 administrative specialist.
Minimum Annual Starting Salary:
$28,348 plus holiday pay and benefits for deputy sheriff positions
$22,811 and benefits for cooks
To apply bring resume and completed Virginia Employment application to:
Greenfield Technical Center
57 South Center Drive
Wednesday, January 31, 2007, between 12 pm and 7 pm
For additional information call: (540) 473-8230
- We welcome job announcements from any criminal
justice agency. Just send
the information to email@example.com
and we will do our best to
announce your vacancies.
Pays Up For Rootkits - Rich
- Santa's Website Hacked - Mack
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