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Week 320
Volume 3
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Coaching Forward: Pushing positive training
In the almost 30 years I've been training police officers, a few lessons stand out as "Why didn’t I think of that!" moments. One of the most dramatic came from my friend, the late Tom Gillespie, an especially gifted trainer who unfortunately checked out too early in life. The lesson Tom gave me, which I now pass on to other trainers, is something he called coaching forward.

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Anti-gang unit arrests
64 suspects in L.A.

Less than a week after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa declared an all-out assault on the city's most violent gangs, police from a newly formed task force have arrested 64 people in some of the San Fernando Valley's most dangerous neighborhoods.

Officers from the 50-member violent-crime task force have stopped about 110 suspects over the past five days in the Valley, arresting 64 on charges ranging from narcotics and weapons possession to auto theft ... Full Story

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PoliceOne Training Tip:
Simulated weapons safety

In this sample out-take from the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) video Force-on-Force Simulation Instructor for Law Enforcement, a critical precaution to be taken with all simulated weapons is demonstrated. ... Full Tip (Secure- law enforcement only)

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