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Auckland In-service Training

Auckland In-service Training

A blur of towns, crossroads, and touristy sites, many with long unpronounceable Maoritized names, are passed as I make my way up the picturesque east coast of the North Island. There are massive rolling hills populated, even on the steep bits, by daring sheep, cows, and even domesticated deer! Twisted gnarly trees look like Mother …

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New Zealand Road Trip

New Zealand Road Trip

Having departed Australia on April 29, 2024 (by plane from Sydney), I landed in Auckland, on the North Island of New Zealand, where I rented a small car. My contact with the RNZPC, Insp. Derek SARNEY, was very accommodating and he suggested that there would be more to see if I came by the police …

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VICTORIA POLICE ACADEMY (Melbourne)

VICTORIA POLICE ACADEMY (Melbourne)

After  7-hour drive from Canberra, I arrive in Melbourne and stay at the Gateway on Monash Motel. On Monday, April, 8, 2024 at 0700 hours, I arrive at the front gate of the Victoria Police Academy. This fine institution is in the Melbourne suburb of Glen Waverley. Inspector Mel NIXON and A/Sen. Sgt. Mirsad HODZIC …

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Friendly Martial Arts Faces

Friendly Martial Arts Faces

My on-line martial arts buddy, Matt D’AQUINO of “Beyond Grappling” fame (from Canberra) put me in touch with the owner of the Goulburn Martial Arts Academy, Craig HARMER, and on Tuesday, March 26, we had a pleasant chat over coffee about the state of affairs in Corrections and martial arts in general. The next night …

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Shut Out

Shut Out

Well, I was crushed to find out on Wednesday, March 27 that the police academy in Goulburn did not wish to entertain me as: “There are some public liability issues around us divulging much of our use of force curriculum, which we are very protective of in the current legal environment.” I mean, if I …

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Australian Police Academies

Australian Police Academies

I am now on the Gold Coast of Australia looking to go to the police academy at Goulburn first. I was there in January of 1986 as you can see from the two previously posted pics. There’s been a lot of water under this bridge since then and I am excited to share use-of-force techniques …

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World Tour: 1st stop Australia

World Tour: 1st stop Australia

Recently I made this post on LinkedIn to announce the start of my world tour, so I am extending it to you as well: “Greetings my fellow tactical trainers and law enforcement enthusiasts! Can you help me with a global study on police use-of-force training? I have just landed in Sydney, Australia on the first …

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