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Week 434
April 24, 2009

Editor's Note:

In conjunction with ILEETA 2009, we feature an article from Lt. John Bennett from Charleston (Ill.) PD that can help you establish an in-service training program for your department.

Be sure to check out the News from ILEETA special coverage page with reports from Street Survival Seminar Instructor Betsy Brantner Smith, and read this week's P1 First Person, Trainers are the "Maytag Repairmen" of Law Enforcement, by Andy Casavant.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor


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P1 First Person In today's P1 First Person, Andy Casavant discusses how police trainers are the "Maytag Repairmen" of law enforcement.

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