Archive for the ‘In-service’ Category

Beware of Fentanyl

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Every law enforcement officer needs to be able to recognize fentanyl and be aware of its dangers. Fentanyl is a concentrated opioid drug that's can be deadly even in small amounts. If you have any doubt about Fentanyl's toxicity, take a few minutes to read this Washington Post article entitled "I ...

Its Not My Fault!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Stories about "accountability", or a lack thereof, appear regularly in the media, are frequently the topic of congressional hearings and are often the basis for civil lawsuits. We discuss accountability as a component of trustworthiness during our ethics training in the police academy. I forcefully inculcate to the ...

Online Classes Better for Some Topics

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Some folks will complain that online classes are less useful than traditional, in-classroom courses. However, that conclusion flies in the face of recent conclusions from researchers and professors who say that for certain topics, online classes work better. In fact, a recent report by the U.S. Department of Education found ...

Specialized DT Instructor Training

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

CLASS: Techniques & Tactics For Handcuffing Instructor Course DATE: November 22, 2010 TIME: 0800 - 1630 Hours LOCATION: Palmetto Health Richland 5 Richland Medical Park Drive Columbia, SC 29203 COST: $250.00 CONTACT: 302-228-1971 CLASS: OCAT (Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training) Instructor Course DATE: November 23, 2010 TIME: 0800-1630 Hours LOCATION: Palmetto Health Richland 5 Richland Medical Park ...

Red Light Runners Compilation

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Green means go; red means stop; and yellow means go like hell to beat it. Apparently some drivers aren't even that cautious. Check out this "Red Light Runners Compilation"   If you experience any difficulty viewing this video, please click on the Comments link below and let me know.  

Odyssey Adventure Racing Navigation Clinics

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Odyssey Adventure Racing will be conducting three separate Land Navigation Clinics in Roanoke, VA. The clinics will be an information packed day of compass, topographical map study and orienteering. This will be a 12 hour day consisting of classroom study with day field work. You will learn not only from textbooks, ...

Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.” The report examined the comparative research on online versus traditional classroom ...

Chewbacca Gets Tasered

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

   Thanks to my buddy Steve Nelsen for finding this one and posting it on Twitter. Loads of fun getting Tasered and talking like Chewbacca.    If you experience any difficulty viewing this video, please click on the Comments link below and let me know.    Chewbacca Taser   

Norfolk Supervisors Attend RLSEI Training

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Over the past four days, I had the pleasure of conducting the Essentials of Effective Supervision course at the Norfolk Police Training Cente, located in Norfolk, VA. The 21 supervisors (or officers awaiting promotion) that attended the course had a wide range of experience levels but we were able to “add ...

Missing Drugs Cause Morale Problem In MA

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

The investigation into the missing drugs from a Dracut, MA Police Department storage shed in 2002 is heating up, and so are officers' emotions. Deputy Chief David Chartrand last week confirmed that lie-detector tests were being administered by the Northeast Middlesex Law Enforcement Council, which is conducting the investigation. He would ...

LifeVest Could Be Mistaken For IED

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

SgtTC sent me the following warning concerning the LifeVest that I thought should be passed along to law enforcement folks. Officers should be aware that the LifeVest could be mistaken for an Improvised Explosive Device/Suicide Bomber Vest creating possible tragic consequences for the wearer, patrol officers, bomb technicians, and tactical teams. ...

Top 10 Stupid Things Barry Cooper Has Said

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Like most cops, I was seriously pissed off when I heard about Barry Cooper and how he had gone from being a police officer to teaching criminals how to smuggle dope. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, a traitor is a traitor. And a traitor has no friends, only enemies. So ...

Webinar: Law Enforcement and People with Mental Illnesses

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

As budgets get tighter, one of the first items to suffer from the reduction axe is training. Fortunately, officers can turn to the internet for this FREE training course. This course will be conducted on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time and it will last approximately one ...

Revised Virginia Sexual Assault Policy Laws

Friday, September 5th, 2008

As of July 1, 2008, the Virginia laws that dictate the procedures that permit a sexual assault victim to receive a Physical Evidence Recovery Kit (PERK) examination at a health care facility have changed. The amended law does not require the prior approval from the criminal justice system. ...