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South Holland Star Tribune (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, South Holland, Illinois Building Trust Confidence Cdr. Gerald palacious pauses for a comment before performing the a Trust fall a part of the obstacle course 120 officers and patrolmen assigned to the Cook county Forest preserve District police Are participating in with the co operation of the Palos experiential adventure Koop peaks. The Trust fall begins the eight hour training course and is designed to instill Trust among team members who will rely on each other to get through the arduous course. Star publications photo by Al Seib Forest police tackle rugged test by Pete Reynolds More than 120 officers and patrolmen assigned to the Cook county Forest preserve District police Are participating in an eight Day training course to instill Confidence in themselves and their fellow officers. The training program part of a new series of in service programs instituted by Cdr. Gerald palacious under the direction of chief Steven Castans is being conducted at the Community Center foundation at 127th and Southwest Highway in Palos township. In co operation with the Palos experiential adventure Koop Peak the police began the training monday and will continue through wednesday. A Wehe trying something new a palacious said adding a and i think its working very he indicated the obstacle course his officers Are running is an innovative training procedure that teaches them Trust and shows them How to overcome obstacles no matter How difficult or insurmountable they May seem. According to palacious this is the first time any Law enforcement Agency in Illinois has required All men from the chief Down to patrol officers to participate in an in service program. The obstacle course set up and used by peaks Counselor in their social service work with troubled children and Youthful offenders is not and easy one. Its Tough treacherous and not by any Means a one Man course. The course includes among other challenges a a Trust one team member is hoisted onto a Pedestal five feet above the ground. He turns his Back on his teammates and then allows himself to fall backward knowing his teammates will break the fall. Palacious Calls the exercise a a Confidence and Trust also there is a wire walk consisting of a heavy Cable stretched at a 45 degree Angle in some places and two people working together must negotiate the wire. The scenario for the Cable Challenge is that the wire is stretched across a craggy Ravine thousands of feet up in the mountains. And there Are Many other obstacle devices that can be adjusted to simulate other real life and death situations. A it Calls for teamwork of the highest dimension a palacious said. A without teamwork you can to make it through. But of course that a the purpose of it to make the officers realize that in this business you have to put personal feelings aside and work together to Over come obstacles Well As both physical As leading the police through their paces Are two of their own officers Glenn Lawrence and Bruce Quin tos both trained by peaks and certified to explain and show the intricacies of surviving and overcoming. To put a 14-member team through the course takes an average of approx volunteers Are sought muscular dystrophy association mad is seeking volunteers for Chicago a South Side and All of Southern Cook county. Persons interested in joining Mas Volunteer corps May attend a membership meeting on november 29, beginning a 7 30 . At Palermo a restaurant 3751 West 63rd Street Chicago. Further information May be obtained by telephoning the Hinsdale of fice of muscular dystrophy at 986-8540. Mately eight hours. According to palacious �?o98 per cent of my men said they Learned a lot about themselves and in some cases a lot More about their fellow officers. A often cops work with the same partner for years they get to know him very Well but not their fellow officers a palacious added a when you re with a continued on Page to attorneys at Law bankruptcy amp chapter 13 divorce family Law i adoption wills trusts a probate corporation a partnership Law personal injury a workmen compensation real estate criminal a traffic Law Call for an appointment. Fee information on request. Evening and saturday hours available. A full service Law association Joseph Gyarmathy Ronald Nagel 549 e. 162nd St. South Holland 339-2270 governor state Dean tapped Tulsi Saral acting Dean of the College of human learning and development at governors state University Park Forest South was elected regional president Midwest of the International imagery association at its annual conference. Saral who teaches a him aging processes in therapeutic communication a has been Active in the association for six years. The organization brings together persons who share the philosophy that a a image is centrally important for human consciousness. A a free full spinal examination Prairie Hills tells lunch menus Prairie Hills elementary school District 144 has announced its luncheon menus for the coming week. The District serves portions of Markham Oak Forest Hazel Crest and country club Hills. A monday Fried Chicken hash Brown potatoes cold Rush bar enriched bread Margarine milk. A tuesday sliced Turkey with Gravy mashed potatoes Green Garden peas enriched bread Margarine milk cookie. A wednesday cheese and sausage pizza fresh fruit fruit juice milk. A thursday thanksgiving Day no school. A Friday no school. Thanksgiving Day worship service thursday november 25 11 00 . First United methodist Church 155th amp Lexington Harvey 331-6010 Rev. Joseph Agne pastors Rev. 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