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In-service Training for Professionals

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Training Courses

Advanced Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation: September 28, 2018

The Advanced Seminar on the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation Program is designed to build on the information learned at the basic seminar program. Particular emphasis is placed on how to elicit information from the suspect during the interview stage that will serve as the basis for developing an individualized interrogational approach, based on the suspects profile and characteristics.

Without exception, past participants have commented on the value of the Advanced program in giving them a better understanding of the interrogation process, and in allowing them to enhance their skill level by learning new techniques and tactics.

Course Date: September 28, 2018
Course Time: 8am - 3pm
Course Instructor: John E. Reid and Associates
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBD
Course Fee: Non-Consortium: $130 per person; Delta Consortium: $130 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: September 13, 2018

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Animal Cruelty and Fighting Investigations: September 19, 2018

Hosted by Delta College Police Academy, LEORTC and The Humane Society of the United States

This FREE training is open to Law Enforcement, Animal Control, Human Investigators, Code Enforcement Officers, Veterinarians and Prosecutors.
Topics to be covered:
Background on animal fighting and illegal animal abuse in Michigan, including relevant laws.      
Link between animal abuse and other violent crimes.
Investigating cruelty and fighting complaints, from first response to filing charges.
Recognizing key evidence, warrants, statements.
Course is eligible for MCOLES credit

Course Date:
September 19, 2018
Course Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (1 hour lunch break on your own)
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room N007

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Basic FTO Course: October 22 - 25, 2018 

This 4-day course is designed to provide knowledge and training to develop Field Training Officers' skills. Each new FTO will be presented with ideas and techniques to assist them in becoming more professional and confident in the application of their skills. This course is based on a modified "San Jose" program. Upon completion the FTO will be able to:

  • Discuss the "San Jose" and other program models
  • Identify demands on FTOs as Instructors
  • List five of the errors in rating
  • Understand the basics of Adult Learning Theory
  • Identify liability issues
  • Understand performance evaluations
  • Instruct from Training Briefs
  • Understand the Rating Scale and Reference Numbers
  • Complete the Daily Observation Report
  • Develop a Scenario and additional Training Plans
  • Understand the purpose of program management and control

Course Dates: October 22 - 25, 2018
Course Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Course Instructor: Steven Kellams of FTO Solutions. In 2000 Lieutenant Kellams was instrumental in redesigning the field training program for the Bloomington, Indiana Police Department and has taught that program to hundreds of departments throughout the United States. He has also instructed on field training issues at the national level when he presented courses at four National Association of Field Training Officers conferences, most recently in 2011. In 2005, Lieutenant Kellams was awarded the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for Monroe County, IN for his work with the Bloomington Police Department's Field Training Program. He was elected to the national NAFTO Executive Board and served as President in 2009.
Course Location: Metro Police Authority, 5420 Hill 23 Drive, Flint MI 48507
Course Fee: Non-Consortium: $325 per person; Delta Consortium: $200 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: October 11, 2018 

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Below 100: November 27, 2018

The Below 100 Program is designed to drastically reduce law enforcement Line of Duty Deaths (LODD's). The Below 100 Program specifically addresses the operational areas of law enforcement that contribute to the greatest number of LODD's, but are in large part preventable. The Below 100 Program is an effort to instill a culture of safety in law enforcement agencies that will progressively reduce national LODD's to Below 100 annually. Instructional methods include lecture, guided discussion and video case studies.

Course Date: November 27, 2018
Course Time: 8am - 12pm
Course Instructor: Tom Gillman - Below 100 Core Instructor
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room C111
Couse Fee: $0 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
November 20, 2018

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Beyond the Cones: September 20, 2018

Beyond the Cones is a training program addressing officer safety and relating to vehicle operation. This course is designed to radically change the police driving culture. Line of Duty Deaths from vehicle related incidents have claimed more than 1200 lives in the past 20 years.

This seminar will address:

  • Line of duty deaths related to vehicle crashes;
  • Duty related crashes injuring/killing civilians;
  • Training "responsive" drivers to limit their individual and organizational exposure to liability.

Beyond the Cones will impact the way Street Cops respond to emergencies. Most, if not all, single-vehicle police crashes involving officers responding to critical incidents could be avoided or eliminated. One of the key training objectives of this course is to develop an understanding of how decisions are made through either the "rational v. emotional" process. This course will provide information that is current and fact-based on the realities of emergency responders. Its purpose is to ultimately change the police driving culture thus saving lives.

Course Date: September 20, 2018
Course Time: 8am - 5pm
Course Instructor: Sgt. Keith Wenzel, Retired Dallas Police, Former Calibre Press Street Survival Instructor and Curriculum Expert
Course Location: Baker College, Center for Undergraduate Studies Building, Rooms E101/E103, 1050 W. Bristol Road, Flint MI 48507 (park in employee lot)
Course Fee: Non-Consortium: $95 per person, Delta College Consortium: $50 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: September 12, 2018 

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Colt's M/16 - AR-15 Armorer's School Rifles-Carbines-Sub-Machine Guns: June 19-21, 2018

 Each graduate will gain a complete understanding of the design theory, nomenclature, dynamics, compatibility, interchangeability, detailed disassembly, assembly, maintenance and trouble-shooting of the M16/AR-15 family of weapons including rifles, carbines, and sub-machine guns.
Graduation Requirements: Students must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: disassembly, reassembly, identification of mechanical deficiencies and corrective actions. The student must also attain a score of 70% or better on the Armorer Written Test.
Certification: 3 Year Colt Law Enforcement Rifle/Carvine/SMG Armorer.
Eligibility: Active Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military, Nuclear Security Only
Resources: Colt will provide all necessary tools and firearms to conduct training and each graduate will receive the (CM118) Armorer Manual.

Course Date:
June 19-21, 2018
Course Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Course Instructor: Colt Instructors
Course Location: Delta College, 1961 Delta Drive, University Center MI 48710
Course Fee: $550 per person
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Emergency Vehicle Operation: September 18, 2018 or September 21, 2018

This is an eight hour course that starts with a short classroom update session followed by the remainder of time spent on the driving range performing "behind the wheel" exercises. The student will gain an understanding of new patrol vehicle technology such as stabilit-track, electronic stability control, and electronic traction control, along with the dynamics of body shift and body roll.

Course Date/Time: Session I. September 18, 2018 8am - 4pm, Session II. September 21, 2018 8am - 4pm
Course Instructor: Brian Schroer
Course Location:Delta College Main Campus, Room TBD
Course Fee: Non Consortium: $105 per person, Delta College Consortium: $0.00 per person
Required Equipment: One patrol vehicle for every three officers attending
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
September 11, 2018

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Emergency Vehicle Operation - EVO/SUV: September 12, 2018September 13, 2018September 17, 2018

 This is an eight hour course that starts with a short classroom update session followed by the remainder of time spend on the driving range performing "behind the wheel" exercises. This course will place emphasis on the SUV models of patrol vehicles, pointing out the major differences between these and the conventional patrol car.

Course Dates/Times: Session I. September 12, 2018 1:00pm-9:00pm
                                            Session II. September 13, 2018 8:00am - 4:00pm
                                            Session III. September 17, 2018 1:00pm - 9:00pm
                                          
Course Instructor: Brian Schroer
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBD
Course Fee: Non-Consortium: $105 per person, Delta College Consortium: $0 per person
Required Equipment: ONE SUV model patrol vehicle per three officers attending
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2018

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First Line Supervisor School: Oct 10 – 12, 2018

 After taking this 3-day course, students will be more proficient and confident in their decision making process when performing their duties. Some of the topics covered will be: Transitioning from Police Officer to Supervisor, Issues for Line Staff, Supervision & Administration, Ethics of Supervision - Doing the Right Thing, Responsibilities at Critical Incidents, and much more.

Course Date: October 10 - 12 2018
Course Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Course Instructor: Daniel T. McGaw (Chief, Waterford Police Department-retired) has over 25  years of law enforcement experience, and for the past 20 years has been involved in training at his department, Oakland Police Academy and Delta College Police Academy.
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee: Non-Consortium: $285 per person, Delta College Consortium: $225 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
October 2, 2018

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GLOCK AC-Armorers Course: September 15, 2018

Certified Armorer Certification for all GLOCK Model Pistols (except G18/C Select-Fire models).
Morning, 8am – 12pm
Introduction, Safety Rules, Safe Action System Design, Function of Safeties,      Unloading & Clearing, Field Stripping & Reassembly, Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Slide.
Lunch
Afternoon, 1 – 5pm
Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Receiver, Fire Control Component Configurations/ Engagement, Multiple Practice Disassembly & Reassembly of Entire Pistol, Options/ Alternate Parts Offered, Sights/ Tools, Diagnostics/ Trouble Shooting Guides, Review, Written Examination (Minimum Required Score 80%), Class Completion & Farewell.
Note:This is a generic agenda and may be altered somewhat by the Instructor.
Required Equipment: Student supplies safety glasses for eye protection and a small flashlight. 
GLOCK provides lunch  meal unless otherwise noted.

Course Dates: September 25, 2018
Course Time: 8am – 5pm
Course Instructor: Certified GLOCK Armorers Instructors
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room N012
Course Fee: $250 per person
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Internal Investigations: November 8-9, 2018

The Internal Investigation is the first step the supervisor must take in determining whether or not an employee has violated a work rule or regulation. This two day course is a must for anyone who is actively supervising staff or who may be placed in a position of supervision in the future. This instruction will make the investigative and disciplinary process easy to understand through the use of simple to follow guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on preventative measures before discipline and the internal investigative function. Each attendee should bring a copy of their agency's current policies regarding citizen complaints and internal investigations. Topics include: Preventative measures before discipline, PUrpose of discipline, Due process, Progressive discipline, Conducting an interview and Preparing a summary and investigative report and more.

Course Date: November 8-9, 2018
Course Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Course Instructor: Chief Daniel McCaw (Ret.) has over 31 years of law enforcement experience. He obtained his Master's Degree from Oakland University and has been involved in training at the Oakland and Delta College Police Academies for over  twenty years.
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee: Non Consortium: $190 per person, Delta College Consortium: $150 per person
Required Equipment: Each attendee should bring a copy of their agency's current policies regarding citizen complaints and internal investigations. (If an agency does not have policies in place, this should not discourage attendees from participating.)
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
October 30, 2018

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Introduction to Illegal Gambling Machines: September 18, 2018

This 4-hour training program will present and overview of electronic gaming devices (EGD) and how they are used illegally. Attendees will gain the following from this program:
An understanding of what constitutes legal and illegal gambling in Michigan.
A brief history of EGDs.
Information on how to tell the difference between a gambling machine and an amusement game.
Current trends of illegal gambling machine use seen in Michigan today.
The basics needed to conduct an investigation into illegal gambling operations involving EGDs.

Course Date: September 18, 2018
Course Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Course Instructor: John Lessnau-Manager of the Criminal Investigations Section of the Michigan Control Board and a retired Michigan State Police Detective Lieutenant with experience supervising investigations into illegal gambling.
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee: $0 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
September 10, 2018

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Legal Update: September 28, 2018

Participants will be updated on recent laws regarding 'Hope Not Handcuffs' program, Firearms in Schools, law changes in regards to traffic safety, refresher in current case law affecting criminal procedure in regards to the 4th and 6th and more in this interactive seminar.

Course Date: September 28, 2018
Course Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Course Instructor: Midland County Judge Mike Carpenter
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee: Non Consortium: $55.00 per person, Delta College Consortium: $0.00 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
September 21, 2018

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Man Tracking/Tactical Field Ops: October 9-10, 2018 

The Man Tracking program focuses on perimeter containment of Fleeing Subjects while utilizing Man-Tracking skills, deploying K-9, utilization of aviation support, and LPOP's (Listening Points/Observation Points). These techniques are also utilized for Lost and Missing Persons. The program offers a professional, strategic method to successfully navigate open areas to locate subjects in all situations.
The program is useful to Patrol Officers, Tactical Teams, K-9 Officers and Command. Patrol and command staff officers would particularly find this training beneficial when organizing and coordinating searches. This two-day training includes: The Psychological Profiles of Fleeing Subjects / Lost & Missing Persons are taught to assist in early search pattern variables, utilization of compass, GPS, Downed Officer reaction/solutions, and arrest procedures upon contact. This is an outdoor course so participants need to dress accordingly. Rain gear and waterproof boots are highly suggested! This course is limited to 12 students.

Course Date:
October 9-10, 2018
Course Time: 8am-5pm
Course Instructor: Rudi Nitschmann
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee: Non-Consortium Members: $195 per person, Delta College Consortium Members: $175 per person
Required Equipment: Note taking materials, All-weather clothing ie: rain gear, cold weather and water-proof boots
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
October 2, 2018

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MCOLES Speed Measurement Operator Course: August 24, 2018, finishing on November 1-2, 2018

MCOLES approved course of training which will certify licensed police officers  to operate traffic RADAR and traffic LIDAR instruments. The course of training consists of one day of classroom instruction, 24 hours of field exercises followed by two more days of classroom instruction. Successful completion of this course will certify officers as RADAR/LIDAR operators. NOTE: Student needs to bring a laptop computer for the first day of class.

Course Dates:
August 24, 2018 then finishing on November 1-2, 2018
Course Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Course Instructor: Jon Mason
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room C111
Course Fee: Non-Consortium: $285 per person, Delta College Consortium: $0 per person
Required Equipment: Laptop computer required for first day of class. Patrol car equipped with radar unit on third day.
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
August 17, 2018

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Promotional Interview Process: September 14, 2018

Curriculum consists of 8 hours of instruction and attendees will be subjected to an interview panel. Students should bring a Resume that includes their Education, Experience and Training for the position they want to obtain. This course is  MUST for anyone who is actively preparing for an Oral Interview Process, seeking a transfer to a bureau, or promotion to the rank of Corporal, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be more  and confident in their Interview Skills and Techniques for the next Promotional Interview Process.
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Course Date: September 14, 2018
Course Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Course Instructor: Daniel T. McCaw
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee: Non Consortium: $105 per person, Delta College Consortium: $55 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
September 3, 2018

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PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Course: January 7-11, 2019

The PPCT Defensive Tactics System is the first subject control system developed through tactical, legal and medical research. Tactically, the system addresses the most common types of resistance that officers may encounter, allowing the instructor to maximize training on job related techiques. Legally, the PPCT System teaches a simple use of force continuum that clarifies the appropriate force level for every level of resistance. Medical research was conducted on every PPCT technique to refine technique efficiency and to ensure the medical implications were proportional to the level of resistance.

Course Date: January 7-11, 2019
Course Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Course Instructor: Kevin Rize
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee: Non Consortium: $525 per person, Delta College Consortium: $350 per person
Required Equipment: Loose athletic wear, duty belt ( no firearms), handcuffs
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
January 2, 2019

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TASER Instructor Course: January 28, 2019

TASER X26, X26P, and X2 Instructor certification - This online and practical day course will certify you to instruct others on the use on one or more of the X26, X26P and X2 TASER Conducted Electrical Weapons. The online portion is a prerequisite to attend the practical scheduled day.

What to Bring: The dress is casual. Bring your department issued TASER holster (if applicable). Holsters will be available for those who need them. Please bring your duty belt with NO firearms, ammunition, or weapons of any kind.
REMINDER: The online portion of this course is required to be completed BEFORE the date and time listed above. The online portion will then locked and not be reopened. If you were unable to complete the online portion as required, you will not be permitted to attend the class and will either have to transfer or cancel your enrollment.

All check or credit card payment arrangements must be made no later than 21 days before the training dates or enrollment is automatically canceled. Should you need to request an extension, please contact training@taser.com with reasoning and payment information. All Instructor courses close, whether or not they're full, 21 days in advance. Once a class is closed or full, additions may not be made.

Course Date: Online component - Monday, January 7, 2019, 12pm, Online completion date - Friday, January 25, 2019,  8am. No exceptions will be made once online course has closed.
Course Date: Practical Component - Monday, January 28, 2019
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room N007
Course Time: 8am - 5pm
Course Instructor: TASER Instructors

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The Adaptive FTO: January 8-9, 2019

The Adaptive FTO teaches FTO's (and through FTOs' efforts, the trainee) how to become emotionally aware of trigger points leading to over-reaction It is a method of recognizing de-escalation before it is time to de-escalate. It also makes for a more empathic officer who understands that not every situation is resolved through enforcement, whether a traffic sitation, a summons, or an arrest. The Adaptive FTO will provide a tool box of techniques for the Field Trainer to use in growing the probationary officer. Through the use of real world case studies, the Adaptive FTO will create a developmental framework and tools for training the future of your organization

You will leave this class as a stronger FTO by learning:
How Emotional Intelligence creates resilient, compassionate and respectful police officers.
The Legal and Ethical Decision Making Model.
Develop the critical thinking skills in the trainee.
The millennial proof Adaptive Feedback Model.
Communication is more that what you say and Orientation is not just where you are.
To use failure and mistakes as method to create new knowledge.
Decision making skills addressing de-escalation, implicit bias and procedural justice.

Course Date: January 8-9, 2019
Course Time: 8am - 4pm
Course Instructor: Thom Dworak
Course Location: Delta College, Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee: $217 per person

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The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation: September 25-27, 2018 

More than 300,000 professionals in the law enforcement and security fields have attended this three (3) day program since it was first offered in 1974. Participants come from both the private sector (retailing, finance, health care, manufacturing, etc.) and the public sector, including all levels of law enforcement and government; from every U. S. State and Canadian Province, as well as countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation is widely recognized as the most effective means available to exonerate the innocent and identify the guilty. Seminar topics include Interview and Interrogation Preparation; Distinction between an Interview and Interrogation; Proper Room Environment; and Factors Affecting a Subject's Behavior. Behavior Systems Analysis and the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation are also presented.

Course Dates:  September 25–27, 2018
Course Time:  8am to 3pm
Course Instructor:  John E. Reid and Associates
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBD
Course Fee:  Non-Consortium – $445 per person, Delta College Consortium – $400 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration deadline: 
September 12, 2018

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The Tactical Leader: September 21, 2018

The first 10 minutes a first-line supervisor arrives at a critical incident will determine the success of the operation. A common failure of most agencies is they promote but fail to provide the necessary training for a first-line supervisor/sergeant to be successful. This seminar takes an in-depth look at the decisions a supervisor should consider to ensure success. This training is a must for all responders regardless of tenure.

Course objectives:

  • This course is about tactics rather than leadership
  • How to build effective teams and keep them motivated
  • The police sergeant as a role model
  • Understanding ICS and applying it to field operations
  • Case law for supervisors
  • Use of force guidelines and OIS expectations
  • Pursuit tactics and philosophy
  • Role call training
  • Understanding resources and when to use them
  • Active shooter-active killer
  • Supervisor liability

Course Date:  September 21, 2018
Course Time:  8am to 5pm
Course Instructor:  Sgt. Keith Wenzel, Retired Dallas Police, Former Calibre Press Street Survival Lead Instructor and Curriculum Expert
Course Location: Baker College, Center for Undergraduate Studies, Rooms E101/E103, 1050 W. Bristol Road, Flint MI 48507 (park in employee lot)
Course Fee:  Non-Consortium – $95 per person, Delta College Consortium – $50 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:  September 12, 2018

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Truck Traffic Enforcement: January 15-17, 2019

This three day seminar is for all Michigan County Weighmasters, Truck Traffic Law  Enforcement Officers and any law enforcement officers involved in general motor vehicle traffic enforcement. This training is designed for truck law enforcers to update their knowledge to properly enforce traffic laws for commercial vehicles including large trucks, tankers, and agricultural transports regarding weight laws, load securement and commercial vehicle registrations. Note: There have been  changes in the laws this year in agricultural, size and weight restrictions.
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Course Date: January 15-17, 2019
Course Time: 8am - 5pm
Course Instructor: Lt. Douglas Szczepanski, Michigan State POlice - Traffic Safety Division: Motor Carrier Enforcement
Course Location: Doubletree Hotel, Bay City MI
Course Fee: Non Consortium: $260 per person, Delta College Consortium: $160 per person
Lodging: A block of rooms are available at the Double Tree Hotel for the cost of $75.00  a night. The hotel is located at One Wenonah Park Place, Bay City, Michigan, 48708. To reserve a room, Call (989) 891 6000 or 800-222-TREE and refer to "Delta College Law Enforcement Training Consortium" for the group rate.
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
January 4, 2019

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21st Century Policing: October 17-18, 2018 

The Seminar is a two-day engagement. It will include Procedural Justice topics such as Changing Mindsets with 21st Century Policing, Personal Biases, Policing Principles and Policing Rules of Engagement.
The course will then turn attention to the topic of Police Legitimacy. Several of the topics covered will include the importance of Values, emphasizing the "Four Principles of Just Behavior," as noted in the 21st Century Policing Report, Authority and Power, Police Leadership and Level Four Communications will also be covered as major topics of discussion.
Finally, and the key to the course is the issue of Cultural Competency. In subjects discussed, we include Racial Profiling, the Social Landscape, Rules of Poverty, Transparency and Trust and many more critical topics of importance for the Law Enforcement Professional.

Course Date: October 17-18, 2018
Course Time: 8am - 5pm
Course Instructor: Colonel Byron Freeman and Colonel John Boggs
Course Location: Delta College, Room TBD
Course Fee: $375.00 per person, if sending three or more will receive 10% discount.
MCOLES Registered
Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City-Riverfront, 1 Wenonah Park Place, Bay City MI 48708 TX: 989-891-6000. Ask for Government/ Law Enforcement Rate.

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