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Oct.29.2012
Look­ing for some scary ways to kill peo­ple (or cities, or coun­tries?) Denene Lofland pre­sented a fas­ci­nat­ing hour on bioter­ror­ism. For thriller writ­ers, I’m sure it was a gold mine. Bioter­ror­ism is defined as the “unlaw­ful...
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Oct.18.2012
Back to the Writ­ers Pol­icy Acad­emy for a recap of a ses­sion on Police Gun­fight­ing. Our speaker for this pre­sen­ta­tion was Rick McMa­han of the ATF, who talked to us about the use of firearms by Law Enforce­ment Offi­cers. Accord­ing to...
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Oct.11.2012
Back to the Writ­ers Police Acad­emy. This ses­sion was given by Detec­tive Marco Conelli. He gave us some insights into what it was like dur­ing his under­cover days with the NYPD. Much of what he did was drug related. When you’re work­ing under­cover, it’s vital...
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Oct.08.2012
  Fri­day after­noon ses­sions wrapped up with a pre­sen­ta­tion by Dr. Eliz­a­beth Mur­ray, who spoke to us about foren­sic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. The topic was of spe­cial inter­est to me, because it’s at the core of my newest...
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Oct.04.2012
Con­tin­u­ing with recaps of the Writ­ers Police Acad­emy. A small group of us had the chance to go off site to an apart­ment build­ing the Sher­iffs Depart­ment used for train­ing exer­cises, to learn how to clear an apartment. Our instruc­tor, Lt...
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Oct.01.2012
Another fas­ci­nat­ing demon­stra­tion at the Writ­ers Police Acad­emy was watch­ing a team of fire­fight­ers “res­cue” an imag­i­nary patient trapped in the back of a vehi­cle. For safety rea­sons, they wouldn’t let any of us vol...
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Oct.01.2012
Another fas­ci­nat­ing demon­stra­tion at the Writ­ers Police Acad­emy was watch­ing a team of fire­fight­ers “res­cue” an imag­i­nary patient trapped in the back of a vehi­cle. For safety rea­sons, they wouldn’t let any of us vol...
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Sep.28.2012
Here are some shots from the Writ­ers Police Acad­emy in Greens­boro, NC. Gear car­ried by medics. They accom­pany SERT (Sher­iffs Emer­gency Response Team) on call outs and are trained the same way the SERT offi­cers are in addi­tion to their med­ical...
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Sep.27.2012
  Our first full day at the Writ­ers Police Acad­emy began with a park­ing lot full of law enforce­ment vehi­cles, equip­ment, and offi­cers ready to demon­strate and answer ques­tions. Two offi­cers from their respec­tive K-9 units brought dogs...
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Sep.26.2012
First, if you haven’t already signed up for my quar­terly newslet­ter, there’s still time to get on the mail­ing list so you can enter my “con­test.” This time, every­one who enters wins. Sign up here. I’m going to begin my recaps of the Writ­ers Police Acad­emy....