Fresno Citizen’s Police Academy Begins January 15


Invitation from Chief Dyer: On behalf of the Fresno Police Department, I would like to invite those of you who live or work in the City of Fresno to participate in the Citizen’s Police Academy. This valuable program is offered with the goal of enhancing, through education, the relationship between the Fresno Police Department and the citizens we protect and serve. The course is not only educational, it is fun and exciting. In addition to sessions in the classroom, you will tour our most interesting facilities and enjoy hands-on experiences with the law enforcement tools used by our officers. Classroom topics include: Patrol Procedures, Officer Involved Shootings, Homicide, Traffic Enforcement, Gangs, and others. You will tour our Dispatch Center, Crime Scene Bureau (CSI), and test your skills on the Use of Force and Driving Simulators that we train our officers on. You will go to our K-9 and Mounted Patrol facility for demonstrations, to our Skywatch hanger to see how our Air Support Unit works, and you’ll take a tour of the Fresno County Jail. One of the favorite classes is at the Peace Officer’s Range, where you will have the opportunity to shoot four different types of Fresno Police Department service weapons currently in use in the field. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to come and get to know how the Department operates and meet the men and women who protect your city. I also hope that upon completion of the course, you may want to consider continuing your involvement with the Fresno Police Department by participating in one or more of the many opportunities for which you will be uniquely qualified. Jerry Dyer, Chief of Police

Classes begin January 15th and meet every Wednesday night for 12 weeks from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Participants will also be introduced to opportunities in the Citizens on Patrol (COP) program. The classes are held at the Fresno Police Department’s main training room in the Annex Building located at 2326 Fresno Street, between “M” and “N”, or other FPD facilities. Details are attached. For additional information or an application form, contact or call 621-6228.

See the official invitation here.

M2 Open House Cancelled for 2014

January 10, 2014

Just received this from M2:

Regarding M2′s Annual Open House and Bar-B-Q

For the past 15 years, M2 has hosted an Annual Open House and Bar-B-Q. We greatly appreciate all of the support shown each year as the event grows in popularity and enjoy seeing our friends, who we’ve come to regard as extended family.

Regrettably, schedule and production commitments prevent us from putting on an open house this year.

We realize that many look forward to this event each year. We’ll truly miss putting on the event, and most of all, getting to see our friends in the amateur radio community. We at M2 thank you for your understanding.

January 4, 2014 Transmitter Hunt Recap
by: Matt Goodwin KG6YLJ
January 4, 2014

January 4, 2014 Transmitter Hunt Recap
Hiding in Plain Sight

Jan 4 T-Hunt Group

Jan 4 T-Hunt Group

On Saturday January 04, 2014 the Central Valley T-hunters got together for the first hunt of 2014. We had a great time. The hunt got underway at about 1015 in the morning from Letterman Park in Clovis. Matt KG6YLJ and Greg KG6YZN were the fox.

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CARP 2014 Board of Directors Elections Held
January 3, 2014

The CARP 2014 Board of Directors Election was held at the CARP Annual Business Meeting on Friday January 3, 2014 at the ClovisSeniorCenter. With a quorum present the following members have been re-elected to the 2014-2015 term as Directors of the CARP Board of Directors:

  • Laura Mavis – KI6KRT
  • Mike Cederquist – KD6LDA
  • Lou Dansby – KD6WAW

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