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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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July 27, 2009

Perspectives: Joel Lashley - Responding to Persons with Autism

PoliceOneTV's Dave Smith and Senior Officer Joel Lashley discuss the important things you need to know regarding autism. People with autism are seven or eight times more likely to make a police contact than the average person, and Lashley helps you prepare to handle such an encounter.

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July 27, 2009

Bob Willis: Have a Plan

PoliceOneTV's Dave Smith sits down with Officer Bob Willis of the NE Wisconsin Technical College discusses the theme of "have a plan". Generally this refers to a tactical plan, but Willis is more concerned with being prepared for a legal situation. He wants to make sure that you can explain your plan when questioned in a deposition, and gives you some great pointers to keep in mind.

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July 20, 2009

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.

July 20, 2009

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.

July 06, 2009

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.

July 06, 2009

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.

July 06, 2009

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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June 22, 2009

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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June 15, 2009

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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