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Police Academy and In-Service Training

April Training

Basic Firearms 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.

Course Dates:    April 27 - May 1, 2015

Course Time:    8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day

Course Instructor:    Thomas Royal & Bruce Coxworth

Course Location:    Delta College, Room N007

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                   $525.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $325.00 per person

Required Equipment:    Full duty belt withy 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; note taking materials and personal first aid supplies.

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    April 20, 2015

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Below 100 Training

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 a 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 Dates:  April 7, 2015, Registration Deadline April 1, 2015

                          April 16, 2015, Registration Deadline April 10, 2015

Course Time:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course Instructor:  Tom Gillman - Below 100 Core Instructor

Course Location:  Mount Pleasant Police Department

                                804 E. High St., Mount Pleasant MI 48858

Course Fee:  $0.00 per person

MCOLES Registered


Download Registration From (PDF) for   April 7, 2015 Training

Download Registration Form (PDF) for   April 16, 2015 Training

Documenting Force

This two day program will teach officers how to get it "write".  This course will help the officer organize, format and properly collect field notes; explain force target, tool and time decisions; write force reports using quantifiable details; use writing strategies that emphasize key points; review force reports for clarity, accuracy and completeness, helping to reduce individual and agency liability.

Course Dates:    April 1 - 2, 2015

Course Time:    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Jon Blum, Force Concepts

Course Location:    Delta College

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:    $275.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Member:    $225.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    March 11, 2015

To register, email or call (866) 591-3839.



Emergency Vehicle Operation EVO

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

Course Date/ Time:          Session I:     April 15, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

                                            Session II:    April 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course Instructor:            Brian Schroer

Course Location:              Delta College, Room J-131

Course Fee:        Non-Consortium:                 $105.00 per person

                              Delta College Consortium:  $0.00 per person

Required Equipment:  Attendees need to bring one patrol vehicle for every three officers attending

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:  April 8, 2015

Download Registration Form (PDF)  Please note what session you are attending



Emergency Vehicle Operation - EVO/SUV

This is an eight hour course that starts with a short classroom update session followed by the remainder of the time spent upon 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 Date/ Time:        Session I:  April 29, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

                                          Session II: April 30, 2015 @ 08:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:          Brian Schroer

Course Location:            Delta College, J-131

Course Fee:                    Non-Consortium:                                   $ 105.00 per person

                                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $0.00 per person

Required Equipment:  Attendees need to bring one SUV model patrol vehicle per three officers attending

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    April 22, 2015

Download Registration Form (PDF) Please note what session you are attending


Grant Writing Training

On April 8th - 9th, 2015 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 8 - 9, 2015

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

Course Instructor:  Margaret Stark

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:            $399.00 per person

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

                          Margaret Stark 540-230-8440 or email

                          online registration:


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 16 - 17, 2015

Course Time:    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Chief Daniel McCaw (Waterford Police Department) 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

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 9, 2015

Registration Form (PDF) 



Police K-9 Decoy Training

The student will gain the knowledge and skills required to understand the different drives in dogs and their behavior, will learn different techniques to teach  a K9 protection and physical apprehension.  Trainees will be able to safely perform in a muzzle fight and take bites from a K9 and utilize various equipment.  Students will be introduced to exposed sleeves, hidden sleeves, bit suits, muzzles and e-collars. 

Equipment Requirements:  Must bring currently used apprehension/aggression equipment, ie: sleeves, bite suits, muzzles, etc.  Proper attire for training and weather.

Course Dates:     April 17 - 18, 2015

Course Time:      8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Blue Line Police K-9 Instructors

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

Course Fee:       Non-Consortium Members                   $210.00 per person

                             Delta College Consortium Members:    $150.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    April 10, 2015

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Speed Measurement Operator Instructor Re-Certification 

Any certified Michigan Speed Operator Instructor Prior to 2010 has to re-certify to maintain their instructor status.  This four hour course will satisfy that re-certification requirement for MCOLES.  Topics in this course will cover Radar Operation, New Speed Timing Equipment, MITN Review, Vehicle Positioning, testing both written and practical.

Course Dates:  April 8, 2015

Course Time:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Course Instructor:  Sgt. Lance Cook MSP

Course Location:  Delta College, Room F-020

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

                       Non-Consortium:                                 $55.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:  April 1, 2015

Download Registration Form (PDF)




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