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Mass. Reserve Conference A Success

Mass. Reserve Conference A Success

It was an enthusiastic crowd that took in the training and speeches and helped to make the 2011 Massachusetts Volunteers in Policing (VIPS) conference a success.  The brainchild of Framingham, MA, Police Auxiliary Captain Marc Spigel, the November 12 and 13 conference at the suburban Boston Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA, brought together the top minds in law enforcement training and reserve law enforcement. Police reserve expert and author Dr. Richard Weinblatt delivered the evening keynote speech … Read entire article »

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The Original Homeland Security Force: Police Reserves

The Original Homeland Security Force: Police Reserves

On the heels of recent disasters (such as in the tornadoes in Alabama and floods in Louisiana) and terrorists alerts (following Osama bin Laden’s death during his encounter with U.S. Navy SEALS) that have dominated the headlines, police and sheriffs reserves have answered the call.   And they have done so for decades. They are the original “homeland security” protection force. Long before homeland security became the new catch phrase and the latest law enforcement trend, citizen officers volunteered … Read entire article »

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