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Police Academy and In-Service Training

March Training 2015                                   

First Line Supervisor's School

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 Dates:    March 25 - 27, 2015

Course Time:    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Daniel T. McCaw (Chief, Waterford Police Department) 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 with the Delta College Police Academy

Course Location:    Delta College

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:    $285.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $225.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    March 18, 2015

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Generational Crossroads

This advanced course for the field training officer is meant to help them develop and understanding of the different generations in the workplace.  It will help them to recognize the different generations in the workplace.  It will help them to recognize the different values and beliefs within different generations and identifying the key concepts in field training for the Millennial Officer.  Participating in small and large group exercises and discussions, officers will discuss the concept of 'failing forward;, the methodology involved in the decision making process, demonstrate how to give effective feedback and much more!

Generational Issues

Current State of Field Training

Field Training for Gen Y and Beyond

Tactical Problem Solving Model A.  Tactical Problem Solving Model Case Study

Recognition Prime Decision Making

Effective Feedback

Thom Dworak is a 31 year veteran of the Wilmette (IL) Police Department where he served as the Field Training and Evaluation Program Coordinator.  Thom is a State of Illinois certified instructor.  He provides training classes for the North East Multi-Regional Training (NEMRT) MTU #3 in the Field Training and Evaluation Program (San Jose Model), PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor, PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense Instructor, and Below 100.  He has presented the Field Training and Evaluation Program for Mobile Team Training (MTTIV) MTU #4 and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, PA.  Thom has been a guest lecturer for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) presenting on Use of Force and Below 100.  He holds the position of adjunct faculty at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at the College of DuPage, where he instructs police recruits in defensive tactics.  Thom is a Certified Force Science Analyst through the Force Science Institute.

Course Dates:    March 4, 2015

Course Time:    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Thom Dworak

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium Members:    $125.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $75.00 per person

Registration Deadline:    February 18, 2015

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Human Trafficking:  A Law Enforcement Guide to Identification, Awareness and Preliminary Investigation

This program will address the issues of Human Trafficking globally, nationally with the main focus on the issues within the State of Michigan.  Participants  will be informed of both Federal and Michigan laws dealing with this topic.  Instructors will help by identifying the differences between smuggling and trafficking, emphasize the meaning of a victim centered law, the necessity of collaborative partnerships, and what this means to the working police officer and victim service providers, identify and critique labor and sex trafficking cases while focusing on Michigan when possible and much more!  This program is being sponsored by PLANTING HOPE and the STATE OF MICHIGAN HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE.

Course Date:    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Course Time:    8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Registration begins at 8:15 am)

Course Instructor:    Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force experts

Course Location:    Delta College, Room N007

Course Fee:    MCOLES Certified Law Enforcement Officers:    $0.00 per person

                         All other participants:                                              $45.00 per person (Payable to MHTTF, MSU)

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    March 19, 2015

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SABRE Chemical Aerosol Projector Instructor

This 1-day (8 hour) Instructor level certification program focuses on the Deploying, Handling, and Documenting the use of Chemical Aerosols. Medical issues and legal liability will be addressed. This course will enhance the instructor's development in the use and training of aerosols tactics and will help protect departments from costly litigation issues that could arise from the use of aerosol projectors. This program addresses proper deployment techniques, complete arsenal of available aerosols and situational requirement, recommended contamination drills, decontamination, properly reporting force and tactics for surviving an Aerosol Attack. This course fully addresses all aspects of using Chemical Aerosol Projectors. Certified instructors receive an instructor manual and student PowerPoint to use when teaching end user classes. This certification is valid for three calendar years from successfully completing this course.

Course Date:    March 3, 2015    Course Time:    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Gary Sikorski, SABRE Instructor

Course Location:    Delta College

Course Fee:    $150.00 per person

Required Equipment:    Bring complete duty gear with handcuffs and key, baton and carrier, holster (no live firearm).  Change of clothes, towel, and safety glasses recommended.

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    February 6, 2015

Register on line at SABRE 


Street Drug Recognition & Street Level Interdiction

This course is intended for any police officer that wishes to increase their skills in the apprehension of criminals and drug smugglers through criminal interdiction.  The trend of criminal activity by means of highway transportation is a fast and growing business to many criminals and crime organizations.  Topics covered in this course include:  Identification of Street Drugs, Street level drug dealers to multi-state couriers, Indicators beyond the traffic stop, Interview techniques, Concealment areas in motor vehicles, Masking agents, Consent Searches, Hotel/Motel interdiction, Safety issues, valuable resource tools and up to date websites to assist in the fight against criminal activity and more!

Course Date:    March 9, 2015

Course Time:    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Sgt. Don Duchene, Bay County Sheriff's Office

Course Location:    Delta College, Room J-131

Course Fee:      Non-Consortium:                                  $50.00 per person

                           Delta College Consortium Members:    $0.00 per person    

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    March 2, 2015

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PPCT GAGE & SKD Instructor

This week long course of instruction will teach 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.

Course Dates:    March 16-20, 2015

Course Time:    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Kevin Rize

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                                        $500.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:                        $325.00 per person

                          Non-Consortium-Recertification:                                $300.00 per person

                         Delta College Consortium Member- Recertification:    $225.00 per person

Required Equipment:  Loose athletic wear, duty belt (no firearms) and handcuffs.  Anyone doing re-cert needs to bring their manual(s).

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    March 5, 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 an effort to instill a culture of safety in law enforcement agencies that will progressively reduce national LODD's to Below 100 annually.  This program is open to all law enforcement, corrections officers and law enforcement reserve officers.

Course Date:    March 10, 2015

Course Time:    1:00pm-5:00pm

Course Instructor:    Tom Gillman, Below 100 Instructor

Course Location:    Delta College, Room C-111

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                   $0.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $0.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    March 3, 2015

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Street Survival presented by Calibre Press

LifeLine Training is proud to announce the acquisition of Calibre Press and the Street Survival seminar! Lt. Jim Glennon, former Director of Curriculum for Calibre Press and the owner of LifeLine, is thrilled to have the Street Survival seminar once again focused on its core mission: keeping officers safe. Lt. Glennon, along with some of the country’s most recognized instructors, present a highly energetic and impactful experience meant to develop smarter, safer, more successful LE Professionals. Some of the topics include:

Examine the most common causes
of law enforcement fatalities

1. Felonious Assaults
2. Vehicle/Traffic Related Incidents
3. Physical Conditioning
4. Emotional Health

“Ultimate Street Survival”
Developing the Skills and Knowledge
that will keep you safe and successful

• The 5%er Mindset
• When/Then Thinking
• Maintaining your Tactical Edge
• Learning not Just to Survive, but to WIN
• Understanding our Survival Instincts

Course Dates: March 4 & 5, 2015

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

Course Instructor: Lt. Jim Glennon (ret.) and other Calibre Press Instructors

Course Location: Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge & Conference Center (989) 652-7200 
                           Lodging $75 a night Group Number for Booking Rooms on March 3rd or 4th = 120139

Course Fee: Non-Consortium Members: $185.00 per person

Delta College Consortium Members: $100.00 per person

LEORTC Members:  Prepaid

Registration Deadline: February 26, 2015

Delta Consortium members register here download PDF, all others call LEORTC at (810) 232-2654 or e-mail your registrations (with names & MCOLES #’s) to

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