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Tasmania Police Offers Accelerated Entry for Serving and Former Aussie and NZ Officers

Are you a serving/former police officer looking for a sea change? Tasmania Police could be for you!

Tasmania are now accepting Expressions of Interest from serving and former police officers from all Australian and New Zealand jurisdictions to participate in an Accelerated Training Program commencing in September 2015 and graduating before Christmas 2015. This intake will be restricted to limited numbers but there may be further opportunities in 2016.

Further information on requirements, selection process and training is available on Tasmania Police website, or by phoning Tasmania Police Recruiting Services on 1800 628 680.

Source: www.police.tas.gov.au

Richmond Hill Police Train for High Stress Situations

Steve Scholar for Bryan County Now RHPD Cpl. Paul Carter aim his Glock training pistol on "bad guy" Cpl. Keith Welch, who holds down Cpl. Bobby Linton.
Steve Scholar for Bryan County Now RHPD Cpl. Paul Carter aim his Glock training pistol on “bad guy” Cpl. Keith Welch, who holds down Cpl. Bobby Linton.

Richmond Hill, Georgia, police officer Cpl. Paul Carter took aim and fired his Glock 17T training pistol on fellow officer Cpl. Keith Welch successfully putting two marking rounds on his shoulder.

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East Region Puppy Patrol: A Day In the Life of a Trainee Police Dog In the BCH Dog Unit

A nine week old German Shepherd puppy has joined the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police Dog Unit – and is taking is first steps towards becoming a police dog.

Part of this process includes finding out how the dog reacts to certain situations and potential obstacles, such as open staircases and reflective surfaces. There is also a large focus on getting the dog to socialise and encouraging the pup the play is also high on the agenda.

Read more on ITV.

Source: www.itv.com

The new arrival. Photo credit: BCH Police Dogs

In the Mountains, Female MP Officer Takes a Step Closer To Earning the Ranger Tab

In April, the Army opened Ranger School to women for the first time as part of an evaluation of how to fully integrate the Army’s combat forces. Nineteen female soldiers started the course at Fort Benning, and after three months, three remain.

The common denominator is that all three women are graduates of the United States Military Academy. That is not surprising, said Sue Fulton, who graduated from West Point in 1980 with the first class to include women.

After four days of mountain training, the students are now going through five days of combat technique training. The real test begins Tuesday when the class heads to the Chattahoochee National Forest for graded student-led patrols.
Read the full article in Ledger-Enquirer.

Source: www.ledger-enquirer.com

Teens Get Training In Student Citizen Police Academy In Binghamton, New York

Summer vacation may have already started, but nearly 20 students returned to a classroom in the basement of Binghamton City Hall on Tuesday to learn about becoming a police officer.

The class was part of the first Student Citizen Police Academy launched by Mayor Richard David in June. The free program ran from June 2 to July 2 on Tuesday and Thursday nights. David said the free SCPA classes would likely be offered again in the fall.

Students had to be 16 or older to enroll in the program. Those 18 and older could ride along in a police car with an officer, and all students learned about almost every unit within the Binghamton Police Department, including SWAT, CSI, K-9, Patrol Division, Computer Forensics, DWI, Special Investigations Unit and the Community Response Team.


Read more in Press & Sun Bulletin.

Source: www.pressconnects.com

Behind-the-Scenes With Coral Springs Police: What Does It Take To Be a Police Officer?

Monday was training day for a member of NBC 6, as he stepped into the shoes of a police officer to see the danger they face on a daily basis.

A South Florida police department showed us what officers encounter every day, and also how fast a situation can lose control.

Coral Springs Police respond to thousands of calls each year; everything from domestics to traffic stops, even active shooter calls.

They put NBC 6 through 10 different training scenarios in the video.

Watch on NBC Miami.

Source: www.nbcmiami.com

Decline In Ticket Revenue Leads To New Hampshire Police Training Budget Crunch

The New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council receives no general funds. Its budget comes from a portion of traffic ticket fines.

But the balance is critically low, and the council said local departments will have to pay or do without the training.

“So the difference will be, rather than the academy paying for those courses, we will still look to host them and offer them,” said Capt. Benjamin Jean of Police Standards and Training. “The departments will have to pay directly to attend them.”

The reductions won’t affect the regular training for new recruits, mental health training or courses the council teaches itself, but it will affect classes in which outside vendors are brought in to teach, such as crash investigation.

Watch the report on WMUR 9 ABC.

Source: www.wmur.com

Atlanta Police Receive Counter-Terrorism Training In Israel

A team of top law enforcement officers from 10 metro Atlanta agencies took a two week training course in Israel on the latest counterterrorism techniques and technologies. Officers from the Atlanta Police Department, or APD, trained with Israeli police and law enforcement to practice tactics used against counterterrorism. 

The training course was part of the 23rd annual peer-to-peer public safety training program organized by the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange at Georgia State University.

Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Joseph Spillane attended the event and explained on “A Closer Look,” some of the ideas Atlanta law enforcement picked up while training with Israeli authorities.  

“Currently, with the Atlanta Police Department, we have the leadership institute that we started modeled after the Israeli model. With the exchange, we come back with leadership ideas and a tier leadership in the department where we learn from them, how they lead their people or their troops,” Spillane said to hosts Denis O’Hayer and Rose Scott of “A Closer Look.” 

Listen to the report on 90.1 WABE.

Source: wabe.org

Cambridge Police Teach Massachusetts Officers To Keep Cool Under Fire

When Cambridge Police officers Les Sullivan and Ryan Callinan arrived at a local business on Monday, an employee had locked himself inside a room holding his supervisor at gunpoint.Sullivan and Callinan immediately drew their guns, pointing them towards the troubled man who mostly hid behind a wooden door, occasionally poking his head through a window. He told officers: “I’m talking to him. Get out of here.”

“Cambridge Police. Put the gun down, sir. We can talk but not with a gun pointed at him,” Callinan said after drawing his gun and taking cover behind a barricade.

But the disturbed man continued to point his firearm at his supervisor ignoring officers’ commands.

“This isn’t worth someone’s life,” Callinan said. “This isn’t going to go the right way if you keep it up.”

After several tries from officers, the suspect agreed to come out of the room and he eventually dropped the gun.

It was at this time that Stephen Kervick, department armorer and lead firearms instructor, approached the two officers and reviewed their performance. The incident was just a simulation and part of the officers’ annual firearms training.

Read more in Cambridge – Wicked Local.

Source: cambridge.wickedlocal.com

Three Days Of Hell In Quensland Police Special Emergency Response Team Boot Camp

Sometimes the officers of the Special Emergency Response Team understood the urgent ramblings of Lee Matthew Hillier, and sometimes they didn’t. The tattooed gunman made one thing clear, though — a single demand — and the heavily kitted officers were doing everything they could not to give it to him.

It was March 8, 2013, and for more than an hour, Brisbane’s bustling Queen Street Mall had been closed while a drug-addled gunman paced up and down, shouting at police.


Snipers were in position. Office workers stood at the police tape with their mobile phone-holding hands outstretched, hoping for a shot of the action. Shoppers peered through store windows. The situation was dire. If shots were fired, either by police or by Hillier, there was a risk of “blue on blue” or “blue on civilian” casualties.


Guns were trained on Hillier as he moved around. Then he pointed his weapon at his head, and shouted his demand: he wanted police to shoot him.


After 90 minutes of failed negotiations, SERT officers made a call. They would use nonlethal ammunition to take him down. Hillier jerked and flailed as a volley of shots hit him in the back. But as he was heavily affected by drugs, the rounds failed to have full effect. Hillier raised his gun at SERT officers and lunged forward. They shot again, this time with live rounds. He was hit twice.

Hillier survived and is now in jail.


At SERT headquarters 15km From the city, 14 hopefuls take their seats in the conference room. It’s a Tuesday morning and they are clean and alert. In three days, those who survive will hobble back here, bloodied and bruised, their clothes ripped and feet taped.

The 1970s brick venue is crowded with rows of chairs. The 14 applicants take up the first two. Standing behind them are the men they hope to join, serving SERT operatives. Some are here to help instruct the course. Others are here out of curiosity. (SERT officers are trained in counterterrorism, carry out high-risk arrests and negotiate during sieges.)


Read the full story in the Courier Mail.

Source: www.couriermail.com.au