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Police Academy and In-Service Training

April 2016 Training


Basic Firearm Instructor Course

This Firearm Instructor Course will impart upon the participants sufficient knowledge and background in the proper techniques of handling and utilizing the semi-automatic pistol to be able to perform as a range instructor to provide competent training to other officers.  Prerequisite:  Attendees will be required to satisfactorily perform the MCOLES basic course of fire on the first day.

Course Dates:    April 18-22, 2016

Course Time:    08:00 am - 5:00 pm each day

Course Instructor:    Thomas Royal & Bruce Coxworth

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                            $525.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium:             $325.00 per person

Required Equipment:    Full duty belt with holster; duty pistol and minimum of three (3) ammunition magazines; 1,000 rounds of ammunition; soft body armor; eye and ear protection; baseball style cap; long pants; long sleeve shirt; sturdy footwear and any other clothing needed for the current weather; flashlight; sunscreen; bug spray; laptop computer with Flash drive (8GB Min); not taking materials; and personal first aid supplies.

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline; April 11, 2016

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Courtroom Testimony for Officers

This course will assist police officers towards becoming confident and convincing witnesses on the witness stand when testifying, how to avoid common defense traps, the pitfalls on cross examination, while emphasizing the importance of follow up, preparation and detail in police reports.  Students will take part in a mock trial and actually testify in both direct and cross exam.  Cross exam will be challenging and demonstrate the most common defense techniques utilized to "trap" police officers and make them look bad.  Experience has shown that this part of the course, utilizing audience participation and feedback, is most appreciated and fun.

Course Date:    Friday, April 15, 2016

Course Time:    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Stuart Fenton, Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Emmett County

Course Location:    Delta College, Room J-131

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                    $105.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $75.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    April 7, 2016

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Documenting Force

MCOLES Approved

Hosted by Delta College

GET IT WRITE!  Proven training for the most scrutinized report.

Learn body-worn camera reporting strategies.

Identify critical details needed for use of force reports.

Write and examine reports using step-by-step methods.

Write consistently to avoid unnecessary liability and scrutiny.

Course Dates:    April 13 - 14, 2016

Course Times:    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Course Location:    Delta College, 1961 Delta Rd, University Center 48710

                                    Room, N007

Course Fees:    Delta College Consortium Members:    $250.00 per person

                            All others $349.00 per person

To Register:  call 866-591-3839 


Gordon Graham

This seminar, featuring nationally known expert Gordon Graham, focuses on law enforcement training, liability, and policy and procedure issues for First Responders.  In addition, Mr. Graham will also discuss major issues facing public safety today, what can be learned from terrorist acts, natural disasters, and what we can do better in the future to prepare for these incidents.  He will also cover Public Safety Operations, why things go right & wrong, risk management issues and much, much more.

Topics Include:

    What is Real Risk Management

    Top 10 Things that get Cops in Trouble

    Organizational Risk Management

    And Much More....

Course Date;    April 20, 2016

Course Time:    8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Course Location:    University of Michigan - Flint

                                  University Center - Michigan Rooms A, B & c

                                   400 Mill Street (Park in ramp)

                                  Flint MI. 48502 

Course Fee;    LEORTC Members Licensed Officers - Prepaid

                          Delta College Consortium Members - $50.00 per person

                          All others - $75.00 per person

Registration:    Call LEORTC at (810) - 232-2654 or email your registration to

                           Delta Consortium Members: Call Dawn @ (989)- 686-9176



Grant Writing Training

On April 12 - 13, 2016 Delta College Public Safety & Training will host a 2-day specialized class for Public Safety / First Responder Agencies on developing, writing and applying for grant programs.  The class will be presented by staff from First Responder Grants, Inc.  (  Participants will learn the skills needed to properly research, develop and apply to grant funding streams specific to Public Safety, Emergency Management and Homeland Defense.

The training is specifically directed at First Responder and Public Safety Agencies of Police/Fire/EMS and Emergency Management or local government agencies seeking grant funding from Federal/State/Local grand funding sources.  The Grant Writing Training will be presented by nationally known grant consultant and author Margaret Stark of Grant Writers Handbook.  Considered a leading public safety certified Sr Grant Consultant, Ms. Stark has also served as a public safety administrator.  Since 1998, she has helped public safety agencies like yours win over $875,000 in grant awards.  Her students maintain a +80% overall win record, many of their first application.

Course Dates:        April 12 - 13, 2016

Course Time:         8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:  Margaret Stark

Course Location:    Delta College, Room J-131

Course Fee:            $399.00 per person

To Register:    Kurt Bradley 863-551-9598 or email

                          Margaret Stark 540-230-8440 or email

                          online registration:


Motor Vehicle Code Update Training

This eight hour training for law enforcement officers will provide updated information pertaining to law enforcement utilizing the Michigan Vehicle Code.  This course will also serve as an update and refresher for the patrol officers where they will receive an overview of traffic engineering principles and discover some of the issues involved in setting speed limits and the posting of traffic control devices.

Course Date:    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Course Time:    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Course Location:    Delta College, Room J131

Course Instructor:    Sgt. Lance Cook, Michigan State Police

Course Fee:    Delta College Consortium Members:    $0.00 per person

                          Non-Consortium:    $105.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    April 20, 2016

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Navigating Through the Disciplinary Process

The right to establish work rules and regulations would be meaningless without the right to enforce them.  The employer could not effectively exercise its right and responsibility to maintain order and efficiency without the power to enforce disciplinary procedures.  Disciplinary 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 the internal investigative function.

Course Dates:    April 20 - 21, 2016

Course Time:      8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Daniel McCaw (Waterford Police Department-Retired) has over twenty-eight 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, Room TBA

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                   $190.00 per person

                         Delta College Consortium Members:    $150.00 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:    April 13, 2016

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