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The Police Trainers topic helps trainers keep up with the latest training methods and ideas being tried across the country, and is an invaluable resource for any officer who wants to add the word “trainer” to the resume. For the police trainer, passing along the knowledge gained over a long and successful career is often the only thing “better” than being a cop on the street.
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Tips

Avoid shooting to the left

In today's P1 video tactical tip, trainer Lou Ann Hamblin discusses possible reasons behind the phenomenon... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

Videos

Kathy Vonk: Task Specific Obstacle Course for Police Fitness

In this PoliceOneTV Training Video, Kathy Vonk, police officer and Lead Fitness Instructor at Washtenaw Community College Police Academy, tells us about an obstacle course that any officer can use to enhance their fitness program.

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About Kathleen Vonk:

Kathleen Vonk has been a certified police officer in the state of Michigan since 1988. She is an adjunct instructor for Team One Network teaching officer survival skills courses, and has taught survival and pistol courses for Heckler & Koch International Training Division (H&K). She is a certified firearms instructor, H&K Pistol Instructor, RedMan Simulation Training Instructor, Simunition Supervisor, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Health Promotion Director by the Cooper Institute, and is an FTO for her agency. She is a former NCAA Division I and II athlete in the sports of volleyball and softball. Learn more at loukatactical.com.

Videos

Kathy Vonk: Using Competition as a Training Tool

Kathy Vonk, police officer and Lead Fitness Instructor at Washtenaw Community College Police Academy, encourages you to use small competitions and games as part of academy training to help recruits enjoy the workout and learn practical skills.

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About Kathleen Vonk:

Kathleen Vonk has been a certified police officer in the state of Michigan since 1988. She is an adjunct instructor for Team One Network teaching officer survival skills courses, and has taught survival and pistol courses for Heckler & Koch International Training Division (H&K). She is a certified firearms instructor, H&K Pistol Instructor, RedMan Simulation Training Instructor, Simunition Supervisor, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Health Promotion Director by the Cooper Institute, and is an FTO for her agency. She is a former NCAA Division I and II athlete in the sports of volleyball and softball. Learn more at loukatactical.com.

Columns

Shooter analysis and remediation Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

Shooter analysis and remediation

Failure to qualify or generally poor shooting performance leads to an enormous waste of time, money an... - Full Story

Columns

Edged weapons, bullets, and blunt trauma Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Edged weapons, bullets, and blunt trauma

One of my favorite books is The Survivor’s Club by Ben Sherwood. The subtitle says it all: &ldq... - Full Story

Columns

Getting promoted, part three: Politics Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Getting promoted, part three: Politics

So, you’ve done your studying and you’ve researched the different types of promotional te... - Full Story

Columns

Signs of human narcotics abuse in K-9 vehicle stops K-9 Trainers - Police K-9 Magazine

Signs of human narcotics abuse in K-9 vehicle stops

By Joe KeilMost states recognize the term “free air space” — meaning a K-9 can sniff... - Full Story

News

New Ky. police training center eagerly awaited

By Dariush Shafa Messenger-InquirerOWENSBORO, Ky. — Members of local law enforcement have long... - Full Story

Videos

Kathy Vonk: Structuring Your Academy Program

Many police academies fail to have adequate structure in their day-to-day routine. Kathy Vonk, police officer and Lead Fitness Instructor at Washtenaw Community College Police Academy, talks about how structure is the key to a successful academy. She discusses how rigidity gives cadets a better sense of their regular responibilites that they can take away with them after graduation and into the field.

Related Links:

Visit the PoliceOne Recruiting Research Topic

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About Kathleen Vonk:

Kathleen Vonk has been a certified police officer in the state of Michigan since 1988. She is an adjunct instructor for Team One Network teaching officer survival skills courses, and has taught survival and pistol courses for Heckler & Koch International Training Division (H&K). She is a certified firearms instructor, H&K Pistol Instructor, RedMan Simulation Training Instructor, Simunition Supervisor, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Health Promotion Director by the Cooper Institute, and is an FTO for her agency. She is a former NCAA Division I and II athlete in the sports of volleyball and softball. Learn more at loukatactical.com.

Videos

Kathy Vonk: Innovations in Police Academy Training

Ann Arbor Police Officer and Trainer for LOUKA Tactical and the Washtenaw Community College Police Academy Kathy Vonk talks to PoliceOne TV's Dave Smith about the importance of customizing your academy's program to meet the needs of your cadets. By evaluating their strengths and weaknesses from the beginning you can create a much more effective regimen that keeps the trainees working constantly towards higher levels of fitness.

Related Links:

Visit the PoliceOne Health - Physical and Mental Fitness Research Topic

Relevant PoliceOne Links:

Visit the Police Community Topic section
Law Enforcement News
PoliceGrantsHelp.com

About Kathleen Vonk:

Kathleen Vonk has been a certified police officer in the state of Michigan since 1988. She is an adjunct instructor for Team One Network teaching officer survival skills courses, and has taught survival and pistol courses for Heckler & Koch International Training Division (H&K). She is a certified firearms instructor, H&K Pistol Instructor, RedMan Simulation Training Instructor, Simunition Supervisor, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Health Promotion Director by the Cooper Institute, and is an FTO for her agency. She is a former NCAA Division I and II athlete in the sports of volleyball and softball. Learn more at loukatactical.com.




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