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Week-346-August-17-2007

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Week 346
August 17, 2007
12 critical elements of a modern firearms training program
Considering the myriad current requirements and budget constraints, law enforcement firearms trainers may find their jobs increasingly challenging.

To help build a solid foundation and establish some basic criteria for what a law enforcement training program should include, Action Target Academy has adopted the 12 critical elements outlined below:

1. Prepare officers for immediate, spontaneous, lethal attacks ... Full Story



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DEA raids 4 Texas cities, bust major Mexican drug cartel suspects



U.S. DEA agents arrest members of the Gulf Cartel, one of Mexico’s most powerful drug smuggling operations. Recent raids have seized more than 2,450 kilograms of cocaine, 33 tons of marijuana and $5.5 million.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal drug agents swept through Dallas and three other Texas cities, arresting more than 30 people believed to be affiliated with the narcotics distribution network of the Gulf Cartel, one of Mexico's most powerful drug smuggling organizations.

Agents simultaneously executed 19 search warrants in Dallas, McAllen, Laredo and San Antonio as part of a 2 ½-year Drug Enforcement Administration investigation known as Operation Puma ... Full Story
 

PoliceOne Video Training Tip
When to use palm-heel strikes and punches

In this week's PoliceOne Video Tip, produced The Police Officers Safety Association (POSA), Jeff Brooks, a martial arts teacher and police officer, challenges the conventional wisdom that, in defensive tactics, palm-heel strikes are always preferable to punches ... Full Tip


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News and Announcements
Press Release:
Dos Palos Police Department Saves Time and Money with Presynct Technologies
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Slain St. Louis officer was alone because of lack of manpower
[St. Louis, MO]

Fla. deputy accidentally shoots another deputy; vest prevents injury
[Pahokee, FL]

N.Y. officer dragged by car of fleeing suspect
[New York, NY]

Burglary suspects attempt to run over Fla. deputy
[Maitland, FL]
Officer Down

Officer Norvelle Brown
St. Louis, Missouri


Young St. Louis officer fatally shot
End of Watch: August 15, 2007

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News and Announcements

Press Release:
Harris County, Texas Constable Precinct 6 Selects the Shield Series Digital In-Car Camera From Fleet Safety Equipment, Inc.
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25 indicted in Ga. for $50 million pot-growing operation
[Fayetteville, GA]

Idaho State Police sporting new low-profile cruisers
[Idaho]

Calif. Bay Area leaders close to emergency radio interoperability
[Walnut Creek, CA]

Wisc. chief considers speeding up academy time
[Madison, WI]

PoliceOne Member Comment of the Week

"I wonder who she was drinking with. That would probably explain the arrest."

Posted in response to a Nev. deputy arresting his wife for DUI.

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