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Police Academy and In-Service Training

February Training 


Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence

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 (PPO's)/Foreign Protection Orders; liability issues; and procedural requirements in responding to domestic violence.

Course Date:    February 8, 2017

Course Time:    08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Instruction Team consisting of MCOLES Approved Instructors

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:    $0.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    February 1, 2017

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PPCT Gage & SKD Instructor Recertification

This 3-day course of instruction will cover Instructor Level Ground Avoidance Ground Escape (GAGE) and Spontaneous Knife Defense (SKD).  All officers will be trained in Threat Pattern Recognition how to avoid being taken to the ground and how to effectively escape if they are grounded.  Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Instructor Development and Training Protocols, HFRG (PPCT) Control Principles, Ground Avoidance Ground Escape Techniques, Principles of Edge Weapon Assaults, Vital Edge Weapon Targets, HFRG Spontaneous Knife Defense System.  REQUIRED: Participants need to bring their manual to the course.

Course Dates:    February 27 - March 1, 2017

Course Time:    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Kevin Rize

Course Location:    Delta College room TBA

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium - Recertification:    $300.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium - Recert:    $225.00 per person

Required Equipment:    Loose athletic wear, duty belt (no firearms) and handcuffs.  Participants need to bring their manuals.

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    February 13, 2017

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The W-Z Seminar on D.O.A. Death Investigations

This ​three-day ​course ​incorporates ​two ​perspectives ​on ​the ​death ​investigations ​process, ​one ​from ​a ​seasoned ​homicide ​detective, ​and ​the ​other ​from ​a ​highly ​skilled ​prosecutor. ​Working ​together, ​the ​speakers ​blend ​practical ​street ​smarts ​and ​courtroom ​know-how ​to ​cover ​all ​of ​the ​death ​investigations ​techniques ​necessary ​to ​develop ​leads, ​identify ​suspects, ​and ​interview ​those ​involved.

The ​course ​will ​present ​illustrations ​from ​actual ​death ​investigations. ​Participants ​will ​work ​through ​cases ​from ​the ​moment ​first ​responders ​arrive ​until ​those ​responsible ​are ​convicted ​at ​trial.

Who ​should ​attend:
•Law ​enforcement ​personnel ​to ​include ​prosecutors, ​coroners/medical ​examiners, ​patrol ​officers, ​detectives, ​crime ​scene ​investigators, ​evidence ​technicians, ​police ​supervisors ​and ​major ​case ​squad ​members.

What ​you’ll ​learn:
•Fundamentals ​of ​death ​investigations
•Crime ​scene ​management
•Preliminary ​crime ​scene ​investigations
•Death ​notifications
•Cause ​and ​manner ​of ​death
•Handling ​the ​media
•Investigative ​tactics
•Legal ​issues


Course Date:            February 22-24, 2017

Course Time:           08:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

                                  Room:  TBA

Instructor:                Wicklander-Zulawski and Associates

Course Fee:            Delta College Consortium Members:  $445.40 per person.

                                  Non Consortium Members:  $550.00 per person.   

                                  Five (5) or more attendees save 10%.

To Register Call:    800-222-7789 or for more information visit online at:




21st Century Community Policing and Cultural Competency

Mid-West Region Law Enforcement Partners,

How would you feel if you could prevent a Ferguson MO, Chicago IL or Baltimore MD incident from happening in your community?  Reduce your number of lawsuit settlements? To be more accepted within  your community?  If this appeals to you, then continue to read.

Delta College Police Academy is hosting BAF Security and Fortitude Consulting, "The Law Enforcement Professional Series Program:  21st Century Community Policing and Cultural Competency."

What can you expect?  We provide an in-depth two-day seminar based on the three pillars as identified in the 21st Century Policing Report:

1: Procedural Justice includes discussion topics such as Changing Mindsets, Policing Principles, and Policing Rules of Engagement;

2:  Police Legitimacy includes topics on the importance of Values, Authority and Power, Police Leadership, and Level Four Communications; and

3: Cultural Competency includes topics on Social Profiling and Landscape, Transparency, and Building Trust and Bridging the Gap.

Key Takeaways:

Identify the policing of 21st Century Policing

Building trust and legitimacy within the communities

Exercise sound policing principles regardless of the situation

Police effectively across the spectrum of communities

Who Should Attend?  Anyone involved in law enforcement, but ideally suited for the law enforcement professional with at least three years of experience.  The course is well-suited for those with leadership responsibilities.

Course Dates:  February 15-16, 2017

Course Time:  08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Course Instructors: 

Colonel (Ret) Byron Freeman: Retired US Army Military Police Colonel, with over 30 years of Law Enforcement, Security and Investigative experience.

Colonel John Boggs: Retired Marine Infantry Officer, speaker, author, leadership expert and strategist. he is the founder of Fortitude Consulting, a leadership and strategy development firm.

Course Location:  Delta College 1961 Delta Rd University Center, MI 48710 room N-007

Course Fee:  $375.00 per person

Lodging:  Double Tree by Hilton Bay City Riverfront,

                 1 Wenonah Park Pl,

                 Bay City, MI  48708

                 989-891-6000   Located approximately 3.3 miles from the Campus

NOTE: We have limited seating.  So, register now!

For more information and to Register, Click  HERE

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