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Week 441
June 8, 2009

Editor's Note:

PoliceOne would like to thank our friends at the IALEFI for an excellent conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, last week. Watch for upcoming coverage of the event on P1TV, and in the meantime we've got two great features from our Firearms Training writers. Dick Fairburn discusses the importance of mentoring in police training and we also present an article by Jeff Hall that originally appeared in IALEFI's Firearms Instructor magazine.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor


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