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Week 434
April 24, 2009

Editor's Note:

In conjunction with ILEETA 2009, we feature an article from Lt. John Bennett from Charleston (Ill.) PD that can help you establish an in-service training program for your department.

Be sure to check out the News from ILEETA special coverage page with reports from Street Survival Seminar Instructor Betsy Brantner Smith, and read this week's P1 First Person, Trainers are the "Maytag Repairmen" of Law Enforcement, by Andy Casavant.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor


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House vote expands COPS program to $1.8 billion

New Orleans Police Department Recruit Cmdr. Clarence J. Gillard instructs the recruit class at the police academy in New Orleans.(AP Photo)

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News and Announcements
Milwaukee police trade shotguns for tactical rifles

Driver arrested in Penn. officer's death

Fla. officer honored for saving woman trapped in car

Actor helps build homes in La. for first responders

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P1 First Person In today's P1 First Person, Andy Casavant discusses how police trainers are the "Maytag Repairmen" of law enforcement.

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'Code of silence' marks rift between Calif. agencies

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