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New Ky. police training center eagerly awaited

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Raising Awareness for the Special Olympics & Torch Run

In this video, hear from some law enforcement and corrections officers who are regular supporters of the Special Olympics about what role it plays in their lives. Also get to know Tyler, an athlete and coach for the Special Olympics.

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Virtual training helps prepare Texas cops for survival

By Jim Bergamo KVUE News AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department hopes a virtual training... - Full Story

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The Special Olympics Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run State Director for Wisconsin, Dep. Ray Merlin, shares some of his favorite aspects of this Special Olympics event with PoliceOneTV's Dave Smith. Merlin and Smith discuss some of their favorite memories from being involved in this inspirational, emotional event.

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Perspectives: Mike Schmitz - Background Investigations

PoliceOneTV's Dave Smith interviews Sgt. Mike Schmitz of the Milwaukee Police Department regarding the issues to consider when conducting a background check. Schmitz brings up issues of rights and responsibilities, and what you can do to prepare yourself for conducting the investigation.

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K-9 obedience: The foundation of success K-9 Trainers - Police K-9 Magazine

K-9 obedience: The foundation of success

By Steve Sprouse Police K-9 MagazineMaking obedience training fun and rewarding is the key to reliable... - Full Story

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Trainer's reflection: Who is it really all about? Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Trainer's reflection: Who is it really all about?

Early in my police career, I signed up to take a new “hands on” tactical class being offered in... - Full Story

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Chris Jaekl: Preparing to Win the Gunfight

Sgt. Chris Jaekl of the New Berlin PD teaches PoliceOneTV's Dave Smith some preshift training drills that you can complete in less than 5 minutes to ensure that you are mentally and physically prepared to win the gunfight out on the street.

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