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Police Academy and In-Service Training

February Training 


FOIA for Law Enforcement

This course will give the student an overview of the FOIA – Freedom of Information Act. There have been numerous changes to FOIA recently that those responsible for dealing with FOIA requests need to be aware of. 

 This course will inform the student how to be in compliance with the act, dealing with the requestor and the law, standardization of review, redaction, costs and responses. Digital redaction along with case studies and applications and practical responses will also be covered. 

 The course will be taught by Attorney James O. Branson. Mr. Branson is in house counsel for the City of Midland. He has been the full time City Attorney for the past 16 years. Before becoming the full time City Attorney he was in private practice for 11 years working in most areas of the law including dealing with municipal and township issues.

As part of his duties, he is the Freedom of Information Act Coordinator for the City of Midland handling approximately 600 requests per year. Mr. Branson is currently on the boards for the Legal Defense Fund and the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys. He has handled in excess of 15,000 cases in both local, state and federal courts.  He was also awarded the 2007 Distinguished Municipal Attorney Award for the State of Michigan.

Course Date:    February 12, 2016

Course Time:    08:30 am - 04:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Attorney James O. Branson

Course Location:    Delta College, Room F025

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                   $105.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $50.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    February 5, 2016

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Glock Armorer

LOCATION: Delta College (1961 Delta Rd, University Center MI 48710), Room N007

Date: February 23, 2016

Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Cost - $250.00 US Length – 8 Hrs (1 Day) Class Hrs – 8am to 5pm Certification – 3 years 

*Student supplies safety glasses for eye protection and a small flashlight.

*GLOCK provides lunch meal unless otherwise noted.

*Certified Armorer Certification for all GLOCK Model Pistols (except G18/C Select-Fire models).

Morning (8:00 – 12:00)

· Introduction

· Safety Rules

· Safe Action System Design

· Function of Safeties

· Unloading & Clearing

· Field Stripping & Reassembly

· Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Slide

Lunch Break Afternoon (1:00 – 5:00)

· 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%)

 Register/Pay  thru Glock  @

This program is MCOLES Registered


Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence Training

The purpose of this training is to assist local law enforcement officers to understand the domestic violence perpetrator and the domestic violence victim, as well as the domestic violence scene.  This training will also provide officers with the legal and procedural requirements needed when responding to a call of domestic violence.

The domestic violence response training will include substantive criminal law as it relates to domestic Violence; probable cause as it relates to domestic violence; stalking and aggravated stalking; Personal Protection Orders (PP0's) / Foreign Protection Orders; liability issues; and procedural requirements in responding to domestic violence.

Course Date:    February 17, 2016

Course Time:    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Instruction Team consisting of MCOLES Approved Instructors

Course Location:    Delta College, Room F026

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                    $0.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $0.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    February 10, 2016

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Visions of Courage-The Bobby Smith Story

Bobby Smith, a retired Louisiana State Trooper, is a recognized national/international speaker who has addressed a variety of audiences.  When speaking, Bobby shares his education and experiences of his 25 year law enforcement career.  He also reveals the traumatic events of his life, including the incident on LA15 in March of 1986 when he was left blind after a shotgun blast to the face by a drug offender while in the line of duty.

Bobby began his career in criminal justice by studying at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and by working as a police officer at local  police agencies and later advancing to the Louisiana State Police.  His assignments have included patrol, investigations, narcotics, personnel and training.  After being shot, he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, a Master's Degree in Education, and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology.

Bobby has provided training and motivational presentations to over one million people.  He has been interviewed by television, radio, magazine, and newspaper reporters from across the nation.  He has even hosted his own television and radio shows dealing with trauma.  Bobby has published two books thus far; Visions of Courage and The Will to Survive.

Specific topics to be discussed in this seminar are:

    Police Personalities

    Police Officer Areas of Stressors

    What is a Critical Incident?


    The Five Levels of Anxiety

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    The Grieving Process and Stages of Death or Losses

    The B.A.D.G.E.

Date:    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Time:    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location:    University of Michigan - Flint, University Center Rooms A, B, & C

                    400 Mill Street, Flint, MI 48502 (parking in parking lot)

Cost:    LEORTC Members - Prepaid

             Delta Consortium Members - $35.00 per person

             Non-Member Agencies - $60.00 per person

Registration:    Call the LEORTC at (810)-232-2654 or send an e-mail registration to

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



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