Thursday, October 11, 2012

IDD Dogs to a good home

Marine Corps has about 50 - single purpose, explosive detection dogs that are up for adoption. This number will increase as we look to discontinue the IDD program. Please make contact with your civilian peers or other LE entities and see if they would like one (or more).

Please contact Mr. Rich Landgrebe (CC'd and info below) and he will see through the successful adoption.

The process is relatively easy; once a department states that they want a dog, the only thing that will take any time is to have the Ft Bragg vet do a final exam and copy the medical records for the dept. This normally takes 1-2 days. There is no cost to adopt an IDD or transfer to a Law Enforcement Agency except for the transportation from where the IDD is kenneled to the adopter's location.

Richard J. Landgrebe
Operations Manager, USMC MWD Program
1320 Truemper Street, Suite #2
Lackland AFB, TX 78236
Comm: (210)671-3583
DSN: 473-3583
Cell: (830)743-2246
Fax: (210)671-0161

Monday, September 17, 2012

About a Member

Police Chief Named
Posted Date: 7/30/2012

City Manager Greg Sparks announced this morning that Shaun LaDue has accepted an offer to be the next Police Chief of West Des Moines. Mr. LaDue has twenty years of law enforcement experience, including six years as Police Chief of Owatonna, Minnesota. Owatonna has a population of 24,725 and a Police Department with 50 employees. Prior to being named Chief of Police in Owatonna, LaDue was a Commander with the Bloomington Police Department in Minnesota with a population of 86,000 and a department of approximately 140 employees. Mr. LaDue is currently employed as the Director of Compliance Investigations for the Government Programs Section of UnitedHealthcare in Minnesota. Mr. LaDue has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Minnesota State University – Mankato and is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) and the Southern Police Institute – Administrative Officer’s Course (SPI).

Mr. LaDue’s annual salary is $129,031. Mr. LaDue will begin his employment with the City on September 17, 2012.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Town of East Haven, Connecticut is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as Chief of Police and provide direction and leadership to the East Haven Police Department and the community in creating a safe and secure Town. 

The Town.  East Haven, a town of approximately 30,000 population in 12 square miles, is a suburban residential community adjoining New Haven, a Town of almost 130,000 and a part of a metropolitan area of over 570,000.   It is 60 miles from New York Town on Long Island Sound.  The population is largely working class individuals who settled in East Haven to be away from the urban bustle of New Haven and other urban communities.  Quality of life issues are important to residents of the town, and they expect good quality public services.
The town is near a number of educational institutions, including Yale University and the University of New Haven, which has a strong criminal justice program.
When thinking about policing, residents most commonly mention the importance of honesty, and integrity and communication, as the most important characteristics they feel are most important.  There is strong support for the police department in any segments of the community.
The chief executive of the town is the Mayor, elected for a term of two years.  He is the appointing authority for department heads.  There is a Police Commission that oversees personnel and policy matters relating to the Police Department and is the appointing authority for all police employees except for the Chief of Police, who is appointed by the Mayor.
The police department has come under intense scrutiny during the last year due to allegations of improper police actions toward some persons.  This has had a demoralizing effect on many officers and the department is challenged to recover from these incidents and move toward excellence in policing.  The new Chief of Police will lead that reformation process, which has begun under an Interim Chief.
Crime in East Haven is fairly low and reflects the residential nature of the community.
The Position. The Chief of Police heads a department with an authorized strength of 53 sworn officers and 4.5 non-sworn. The operating budget for the Police Department for fiscal year 2011-12 is over $6 million.
The successful candidate will possess strong management and communications skills and be able to develop and sustain relationships of trust with all segments of the East Haven community.  He or she will have a strong labor relations background, and be able to demonstrate experience in interfacing with a diverse population in a manner that builds trust in policing matters.  Key characteristics of the successful candidate are the following:
  • A strong leader who will hold employees and units within the Department accountable for their actions and performance; leading by example.
  • Understand and engage with the numerous communities and neighborhoods within East Haven; if an outsider, to get to know the Town well and quickly, establishing relationships of trust with all groups who reside in the town
  • Be able to educate the East Haven community about good police policy and procedure and their role in sharing responsibility for achieving that state, as well as the importance of preventing crime as a key objective.
  • Ensure that policing is carried out in an impartial manner, without bias by any member of the department, with full transparency about policing strategies and tactics, all aimed at building trust in policing and legitimacy of police as perceived and experienced by for all groups.
  • Ensure that every member of the department treats every person with whom they come in contact with is treated in a respectful manner, regardless of the circumstances.
  • Keep the Police Commission fully informed as to police activities, department challenges and projected solutions to problems.
  • Communicate honestly and clearly with the Town leadership and the community, as well as internally within the Department, regarding expectations, achievements and policing challenges.
  • Effectively manage the budget; to innovate and provide better service within a constrained budget environment.
  • Implement a plan of action that will address all the issues raised by the investigation and complaints brought by the United States Department of Justice in a manner that is sustainable over the longer term; with regular reporting on progress toward each element of that plan
  • Beyond the issues raised by the U. S. Department of Justice, needs to develop a strategic vision for the department going forward over the next 3-5 years, including upgrades in technology, data generation, analysis, and use
  • Needs to demonstrate impartiality, fairness and good judgment, especially in dealing with personnel and disciplinary issues.
  • Restore a sense of trust within the department, to reengage with middle managers and first line supervisors
  • Reach decisions and implement change carefully, and at a measured pace, after appropriate consultations.
  • Work with other Town department heads, departments, and external agencies to develop and implement interdisciplinary responses to community problems.
  • Manage with a high level of interpersonal skill, emotional intelligence while promoting a team approach
All applicants must be able to meet Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) certification guidelines; have at least ten (10) years of experience in a law enforcement agency, including at least three (3) years as of progressively responsible supervisory and management experience; must have policing experience in a diverse environment comparable to East Haven; while an MS in criminal justice or related field is preferred, must have at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  Ability to speak Spanish will be viewed as positive attribute.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for this position is negotiable, based on the candidate's experience and qualifications.  Excellent fringe benefits are provided, including health, dental and life insurance The Town also provides an excellent benefits package.
To Apply
Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter setting forth their qualifications and contact information to no later than 5 pm Eastern Daylight Time, September 19, 2012.
The Town of East Haven is being assisted in this search by the Strategic Policy Partnership, Box 577, West Tisbury, Massachusetts 02575. 508-693-8571.
The Town of East Haven is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce.
PERF is not assisting with this search. Please direct all questions to Robert Wasserman, Chairman of Strategic Policy Partnership, at 508-693-8571 or

Job posting

New position

Asst Dir, Public Safety / Asst Police Chief
About the Position:  WWU invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Director for Public Safety / Assistant Police Chief.  The Assistant Director / Assistant Police Chief reports to and works in partnership with the Director for Public Safety / University Police Chief in managing the department’s operations including Parking Services, Lockshop, Sustainable Transportation, and Police Operations.
Provide effective and efficient law enforcement and public safety services to the citizens of the University community. Responsible for managing a staff of approximately 40 employees who are responsible for providing these services while maintaining exemplary professional standards.  Receive and respond, or oversee the response, to citizen complaints concerning misconduct, rule violation, and/or other special confidential investigation requests; examine personnel and case records to ensure that personnel conform to prescribed standards of conduct; conduct in-depth cases analyses and make disciplinary recommendations to the Chief, if applicable; oversee the department’s training, recruitment/selection and accreditation efforts; prepare periodic reports; monitor staffing and take command in emergencies in civil disorders or disasters; and perform other related duties.  Assist the Chief in the development and control of the annual budget.  Second in command of the Department of Public Safety and to assume command of the Department in the absence of the Chief.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide leadership to a multi-facted organization.  Plan, direct and manage the operations of Patrol and Support Services and over the entire department in the absence of the Chief of Police. Assist Chief in the development and control of the annual budget including monitoring expenditures, making projections and preparing budget documents. Assist Chief in the formulation and implementation of  departmental policy, procedures, rules, regulations and programs.
Monitor department operations by attending various meetings and by regularly reviewing schedules, timesheets, criminal reports, operational reports and other department activity reports for quality and approval.
Evaluate subordinate performance; participate in personnel actions such as appointments, promotions, demotions, discipline and scheduling; reviews crime trends.  Participate in the recruitment and placement of personnel, assign background investigations on candidates that successfully complete the selection process.
Supervise the efforts of department personnel to conduct departmental self-assessment and related accreditation activities.
Foster communications and cooperation with other law enforcement agencies, departments and personnel.
Respond to scenes of major crimes, emergency situations or other critical incidents and supports or directs activities as necessary.
Conduct University investigations in coordination with other University departments, such as the Internal Audit Office and the Equal Opportunity Office on sensitive matters.
Monitor compliance to departmental and University policies and procedures, example: ADA requirements.  Responsible for publishing the Department’s annual report, and the Annual Security Report information to the Dean of Students Office as part of Clery Act compliance.
Oversees the training for all Department personnel.
Serve as the Department’s public information officer in the absence of the Chief.
Participate in labor/management relations and negotiations.
Manage all investigations conducted within the Department of Public Safety.
Preferred Qualifications:
 Salary: This is a full-time, 12 month administrative position with an excellent benefits package. Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Closing Date:  September 5, 2012
Western Washington University was established in 1899 as a normal school. The University is located on a picturesque campus in Bellingham, Washington – a Pacific Rim city of over 76,000 nationally recognized for quality of life, outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship. With two major urban centers, Seattle and Vancouver, BC, located within 90 miles, Bellingham residents also have easy access to urban attractions. Western enrolls 14,979 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs. Consistently highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report, Western was recently named the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest in the publication’s 2011 college rankings. Western strives to fulfill a mission supported by the core values of excellence, engagement, diversity, community service, integrity and innovation.
Application Instructions and Requested Documents:  The application process at Western is done entirely online. To submit your application via Western’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE), please log in at provide the information listed below. (Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer to utilize the online application system.)  Requested information:  A resume and cover letter addressing your experience related to the position responsibilities and to the required and preferred qualifications; and contact information for three references are to be submitted electronically as explained in the EASE application procedure.  The position closes on September 5, 2012.  For more information, please visit the division’s website at: Potential applicants may inquire confidentially to
WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires. For disability accommodation, call (360) 650-3774. 
  • Master's degree
  • Graduate of the FBI National Academy or similar type executive training program
  • Experience in higher education policing
  • Working knowledge of Public Safety-related software / applications
  • Working knowledge of budget development and control, including monitoring expenditures, making projections and preparing budget documents
  • Working knowledge of the requirements and compliance issues of the Clery Act
Western Washington University 
Location: Bellingham, WA 98225
Document ID: A6311-0JU9
Job Type: 
Job Schedule: 
Posted on:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Orlando Florida - FBI to develop tattoo database. Agency is asking local law enforcement agencies for help collecting tattoo information.  The FBI wants your tattoos — more specifically, the meanings behind their inky black lines and colorful shapes — and it's asking local law enforcement agencies for help. The FBI's Biometric Center of Excellence, which already collects tattoos and other identity markers in its massive database, sent a request July 13 to police agencies for information "related to any current databases containing tattoo/symbol images, their possible meanings, gang affiliations, terrorist groups or other criminal organizations."

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Free training

Comprehensive Training in Identifying Suspicious Behavior

Every day, in the course of their duties, law enforcement officers observe suspicious behaviors and receive reports from concerned civilians, private security, and other government agencies. Previously, this information was generally stored at the local precinct and shared only within the agency as part of an incident reporting system. Now, through the standards, policies, and processes of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI), state, local, tribal, territorial (SLTT), and federal law enforcement are able to share timely, relevant information about suspicious activity while working to ensure that privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties are protected.

It is vitally important that law enforcement agencies conduct SAR training with all law enforcement personnel, including supervisors, and also document the number of those trained. Officers, chiefs, sheriffs, training officials, and other executives should integrate SAR training into initial and recurring training curricula.

Core components of the NSI include training on; privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protections, community outreach, and a technology solution, all of which make up a comprehensive program that is rooted in behaviors, focusing on “the what,” not “the who.” This comprehensive program has been implemented in state and major urban area fusion centers across the country, as well as within the federal government, and outreach is being done to include the private sector and critical infrastructure/key resource owners and operators.
One of the largest undertakings of the NSI Program Management Office (NSI PMO) has been outreach to all 18,000 law enforcement agencies to help ensure that all front line officers are trained on how to identify and report those behaviors that are potentially indicative of terrorist or other criminal activity. To date, the NSI PMO has recorded almost 250,000 line officers who have received the NSI Line Officer Training. While this is an impressive accomplishment, the NSI PMO is still pushing to reach all 800,000 officers. This is even more important now that the NSI PMO has recently released a new suite of SAR awareness training for other key non-law enforcement constituencies, or “hometown security partners.” These partners include:
  • Fire and emergency medical service personnel
  • Call takers (e.g., 911 operators)
  • Emergency managers
  • Corrections, probation, and parole officers
  • Private sector security and those charged with protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure
The purpose of the training is not to empower public safety officials to act on behalf of law enforcement, but to have them understand the critical role they play in identifying and reporting suspicious activity to SLTT and federal law enforcement. It is more critical now that line officers receive this training, since the Hometown Security Partners training will likely increase the volume of suspicious activity reported to law enforcement, making it even more important for officers to recognize suspicious activity, and know what to do when it is reported to them by the public, private security, and others.
All of the training videos are currently offered online, at no cost, by visiting When officers use this link to take the training, it will automatically record the training statistics, making it unnecessary for any extra recording or reporting of training numbers to the NSI PMO. For more information on these training deliveries, or for any other information on the NSI, please contact or call 202.514.0617.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Auxiliary Member passing

Please pray for Donna and her family on the loss of Nancy.......................

I just flew back home from Florida last

night.  I have been in Florida

more than at home since last August.  I quit my DON role in December to

care for my sister.  Unfortunately, Nancy’s

melanoma cancer metastasized to her brain and she had another surgery in March

for that.  The surgery was “successful” however she lost the ability to speak

and could not move her entire right side.  Then she had to endure 2 more

brain surgeries to implant shunts.  She did it all with a smile.

Unfortunately, the brain cancer returned with a vengeance and spread to her

spine.  We brought her home approx. 4 weeks ago where I cared for her

around the clock.  Nancy

passed away last Friday, June 1 and her services were just on Monday &

Tuesday of this week.  I thank you for all of your prayers and support

over these past few years.  I am numb and tired.  I will now begin

finding my way again.  I look forward to coming to this year’s

conference.  Hope all is well with you and your family.  Have a great

weekend – making memories is what it’s all about!  Please feel free to let

others know (I did clear this with her husband, Frank).  Thanks.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Promotions for SPI Graduates

We have three SPI alumni here at the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office that were recently promoted.  The training and experience they received at the SPI was instrumental in their professional development.  

Dave Decarlo was recently promoted to Captain. He now oversees the  Criminal Investigations Division. The Criminal Investigations Division is comprised of the following units: Major Crimes, Special Victims Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), Sex Predator, Gang Intel/Runaways, Forensic Media Specialist, ID and Evidence, Child Protective Investigations (CPI), School Resource Officers (SRO), and Victim Advocates.

Kevin Purinton  was recently promoted to Lieutenant. He oversees  Special Victims Unit is Comprised of the Special Victims Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), Sex Predator, Gang Intel/Runaways, and the School Resource Office programs.

Danny Linhart was recently promoted to Captain  /West Division. He oversees the day to day function of the patrol division on the west side of Citrus County, as well as the property crimes detectives assigned to the West division.

Sgt. Michael Kanter 
Citrus County Sheriff's Office
Special Victims Unit
Office 352-249-2724
Fax      352-249-2735

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rules of Engagement Policy

I could use a hand.  Can you please ask if any of our fellow alumni might have a "rules of engagement" policy (use of force) dealing with multiple separate jurisdictions coming together for a large event?  The RNC is coming to Tampa, FL in August (this year) and will involve multiple agencies coming together to deal with the crowds.  Rather than re-invent the wheel, I was hoping to get input from someone else who has already dealt with this issue.  If you can put this out to the membership and ask anyone that might have such a policy email it to me at: ...thanks.
Capt Charles Steve(n) Courtoy
Tampa Police Department

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Career Opportunity

The International Association of Chiefs of Police

Chief of Police
Omaha, NE

An IACP Executive Recruitment Effort

The IACP is assisting the City of Omaha, Nebraska, with its nationwide search for a Chief of Police.
The Omaha Police Department has nearly 1,000 employees serving a population of more than 400,000. The City of Omaha seeks a candidate with the following personal characteristics:
  • LEADERSHIP: The ability to effectively lead a complement of 800 sworn professionals and 175 dedicated civilian employees. The ability to build and maintain esprit de corps within the entire Department.
  • DELEGATION: The assignment of duties and responsibilities while utilizing skills and abilities and developing Staff.
  • COMMITMENT to COMMUNITY POLICING: As shown by the ability to plan and implement long & short-term goals and possessing a past record of achievement in this area.
  • EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS and ABILITIES: While out in the community on a daily basis, with all OPD employees, with all Department Directors, with the Mayor’s Chief-of Staff, and with the Mayor of the City of Omaha.
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor's degree and 12 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience. Annual salary range is $123,926 - $150,027.
For a complete job announcement, including links to the recruitment brochure, online application, and position description, visit Discover Policing, the official career center of the IACP. Application deadline is May 15, 2012.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Career Opportunity

Administration, Department of
Chief of Capitol Police - Career Executive
Job Announcement Code: 1201535
County(ies): Dane
Classification Title(s)/JAC:
Job Working Title(s):
Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Salary: Starting salary will be between $59,405 and $99,386 annually,
depending on qualifications plus excellent benefits. A two-year
trial period will be required. This position is assigned to pay
schedule/range 81-01.
Contact: Stephen Hermosillo, Human Resources Specialist-Senior, 608-
Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented
Area of Competition: Open
Deadline to Apply: 5/7/2012
The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) is seeking a dynamic individual with
demonstrated leadership abilities to serve as. This classified, civil service position also
functions as the Administrator for the Division of Capitol Police.
Job Duties: The Chief leads the Division of Capitol Police, which consists of a
management team with a deputy chief, one police lieutenant, seven police sergeants, a
security operations manager and 42 police and support position personnel whose primary
responsibilities are protecting the state infrastructure and state employees. Under the
supervision of the DOA Secretary’s Office this position is responsible for planning,
organizing and directing Capitol Police activities by providing law enforcement, criminal
investigation, dignitary protection, homeland security planning, public safety, emergency
and disaster planning and event management. The Police Chief currently serves as a
member of the Governor’s Homeland Security Council. In addition, this position will work
collaboratively with other Dane County law enforcement and emergency management
groups, UW-Madison and the State Patrol. The position recommends Administrative Code
and State Statute changes affecting the agency and ensures the Capitol Police are in
compliance with all codes, statutes, federal mandates and DOA policies. The Chief
develops, administers, manages, and implements the policy development, planning,
budgeting, organizing, controlling, and monitoring for all programs managed by the Capitol
Special Notes: Candidates must be currently certified as a Law Enforcement Officer in
Wisconsin, or eligible for immediate certification upon employment; possess a valid driver's
license; be at least 18 years old; of good character, have a good driving record; no
unpardoned adult felony convictions; no convictions for domestic violence; and "free from
any physical, emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect performance as a
law enforcement officer." Employment in this position will require an extensive background
investigation, psychological interviews and a comprehensive medical exam including drug
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Desirable candidates will have extensive
leadership, administration, supervision and management experience in a law enforcement
setting, and the ability to communicate effectively with elected and appointed officials and
all members of the public. Other important qualities: excellent communication and
interpersonal skills; effective personnel management skills; supports diversity in the
workplace; has experience in implementing efficiency measures and organizational
change; and knowledge of Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Codes pertinent to the
operation of the Capitol Police.
How To Apply:
Please visit
to view this job announcement online. You can preview the exam questions by clicking on
the “Preview Exam” link. If you have not already done so, you will need to create an
account. After you are logged in and are viewing the announcement, click "Apply Now."
You will be asked to provide your personal information. In addition to this information, you
will be required to complete the online exam. Your response to the exam questions will be
used to determine your eligibility for this position.

Questions may be directed to Stephen Hermosillo at or call

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Career Opportunity

JOB TITLE:              Investigator                                                    

DEPARTMENT:      Security

REPORTS TO:         Manager – Security Operations

LOCATION:             This position is based in the Lexington region and the successful candidate will reside within a reasonable commuting distance to the KLC Regional Office in Lexington.  The position is responsible for covering the part of the state that is East of I-75.


To detect and prevent loss to the Kentucky Lottery Corporation and to assist in protection of the Company’s physical and logical security assets

Career Opportunity

Chief of Police
City of Rutland, Vermont

An IACP Executive Search

The IACP is assisting the City of Rutland, Vermont, with its nationwide search for a Chief of Police. The successful candidate will have a proven record of integrity and the leadership, management, and interpersonal skills to serve as a positive change agent for the Rutland City Police Department.
For a complete position description, including job requirements, salary information, and application instructions, please see the full vacancy announcement on the IACP career center or download the recruitment brochure.
The closing date is May 18, 2012. For additional information, contact Tia Young at 800-THE-IACP x 269 or

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Chiefs Posting

The International Association of Chiefs of Police

Chief of Police, Director of Public Safety
University of Massachusetts Amherst

An IACP Executive Search

The IACP is assisting the University of Massachusetts Amherst with its nationwide search for a Chief of Police, Director of Public Safety, a position of key importance to the University. 
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
For a complete position description, including job requirements and application instructions, please see the full vacancy announcement on the IACP career center or download the recruitment brochure.
The closing date is May 4, 2012. For additional information, contact Tia Young at 800-THE-IACP x 269 or
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