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Police Academy and In-Service Training

May Training


ARIDE - Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement

The purpose of this 16-hour course is to increase an officer's ability to observe, identify, and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both.  It also stresses the importance of securing the most appropriate biological sample in order to identify  substances likely causing impairment.  Applicants must have taken the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Practitioner training in order to attend this course.  The ARIDE program includes the SFST refresher class and requires the student to perform a successful demonstration of Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), Walk and Turn, and One Leg Stand at the conclusion of the refresher segment.  If a student is unable to correctly demonstrate proficiency, they will not be able to continue with the training.  Officers are strongly encouraged to review their SFST procedure prior to the class.  Demand for ARIDE training is high.  Once registered for the class, failure to attend without notification may impact enrollment for you and your agency in future ARIDE training opportunities.  Vacancies will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis.  If there is a last-minute emergency, you may substitute with another student who is also SFST certified.  There are a limited number of seats available and a wait list will be generated.

Course Date:    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Thursday, May 21, 2015

Course Time:    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Attire:    Business Casual

Course Location:    Delta College Planetarium

                                  100 Center Ave

                                   Bay City MI  48708  

Room:      Space Explorers Hall, Room  #122

Course Fee:    Free of charge for certified law enforcement officers

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    May 6, 2015

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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, May 15, 2015

Course Time:    8:30 am to 4:00 pm

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

Course Location:    Delta College, Room F-024

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                 $105.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Member:    $75.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    May 7, 2015

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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 III:   May 4, 2015 @  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:      Brian Schroer

Course Location:        Delta College, Room J-131 

Course Fee:                 Non-Consortium:                    $105.00 per person

                                      Delta Consortium Members:   $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 registering for                              



Evidence Technician Course

This full week, hands-on course is designed for police officers wanting to improve their knowledge regarding their ability to recognize and collect physical evidence from a crime scene.  Training will consist of a combination of classroom lecture and hands-on training in the core physical evidence categories:  latent prints, biology, footwear/tire tracks, firearms and tool marks and trace evidence.  Hands-on and lecture training will also be provided in the documentation of crime scenes with photography, notes and sketches.  A stocked evidence tech tool kit will be available at the end of class to those participants registering prior to April 10, 2015.  A list of kit contents will be provided to all participants.

Course Dates:    May 4 - 8, 2015

Course Time:    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBD

Course Instructor:    Michigan State Police, Crime Lab Forensic Scientists

Required Equipment:Digital camera, owner's manual for camera, and tripod

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:  $775.00 per person with kit/$425.00 per person without kit 

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $675.00 per person with kit/$325.00 per person without kit

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline with kit:    April 10, 2015

Registration Deadline without kit:    April 22, 2015

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Patrol Rifle Instructor Course

This course is for already certified firearms (pistol) instructors.  The student of this training will gain the knowledge of how to articulate and instruct the safe carry and storage; care and maintenance; sighting; setting up and engaging in live-fire drills; functions of the rifle and more to future operators of semi-auto patrol rifles. 

Course Dates:    May 11 - 15, 2015

Course Time:    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Thomas Royal & Bruce Coxworth, Certified Firearms/Patrol Rifle Instructors

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                $525.00 per person

                         Delta College Consortium Member:    $325.00 per person

Required Equipment:    Semi-Auto patrol rifle, 1,000 rounds of rifle ammunition, duty belt and holstered duty pistol with 100 rounds of pistol ammunition, eye and ear protection, baseball style cap, roll out mat ( for prone shooting), 'clean' 2G or larger flash drive for power point program.  Attendees are advised to bring clothing for inclement weather as this course is held "rain or shine".

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    May 4, 2015

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Speed Measurement Instructor Training


This 2-day course is designed to train current speed measurement operators, who have at least two years' experience as an operator of both Traffic Radar and Lidar, to effectively teach the speed measurement operator course as instructors.  Attendees of this course will have had to complete a general instructor school ( minimum of 24 hours) or possess documentable prior work experience in teaching or classroom instruction to attend this course.   This course will further the prospective instructor's knowledge base on the latest technology on speed timing, the exercises needed to properly instruct students in the proper use/care of speed timing devices and being to competently testify to the units readings in a court of law.

Course Dates:  May 13-14, 2015

Course Time:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:  Sgt. Lance Cook, MSP

Course Location:  Delta College, Room - TBA

Required Equipment:  Patrol car with working RADAR unit as well as LIDAR unit for both days of instruction.

Course Fee:  Non- Consortium:                                $225.00 per person

                       Delta College Consortium Members:  $145.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:  May 6, 2015

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The Heroes Path to Excellence in Law Enforcement - A W.I.N. Seminar

What is it that allows some men and women to remain calm, focused, in control and confident, draw on their training and preparation, and perform heroically in the middle of tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving events?  Why is it that when some men and women, when faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles, have the ability to rise above and succeed?  What is it about the way these men and women think, act, train, prepare and respond that allows them to perform at the highest levels?

The Heroes Path to Excellence in Law Enforcement will explore these very questions and provide simple, proven strategies that every law enforcement professional can apply in his or her own life in pursuit of personal and professional excellence.

This engaging and inspiring seminar will build on three main themes:

  Life's Most Powerful Question - What's Important Now?

  "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."  Christopher Reeves'

  Excellence is a Choice

This seminar may just change the way you think, the way you train and the way you live.

About the Presenter:  Brian Willis is recognized throughout North America as a thought leader, a man with  many questions, a speaker who inspires, informs and ignites audiences to action and an author.  He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution and commitment to Officer Safety in Canada; the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to the law enforcement profession and was named Law Officer Trainer of the Year in 2011.  Brian serves as the Deputy Executive Director for the International al Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).  In addition to his work with law enforcement professionals, Brian has served as a  mental preparation coach for athletes from a variety of sports including two Olympic athletes.

Participants in this training will receive a copy of Brian's acclaimed book, If I Knew Then:  "Life Lessons From Cops On the Street"

Date/Time:  May 18, 2015 @ 08:30 am - 4:30 pm

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

                     400 Mill Street, Flint, Michigan 48502 (park in parking ramp).

Cost:           LEORTC Licensed Personnel - Prepaid

                     Delta  College Consortium Members - $75.00 per person

                     All Others - $95.00 per person

Registration:  Call the LEORTC at (810) 232-2654 or email registrations to

                         Delta College Consortium Members call (989) 686-9176

Lodging:          Call the LEORTC at (810)-232-2654 for information.


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:  May 19, 2015

Course Time:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Course Instructor:  Sgt. Lance Cook MSP

Course Location:  Delta College, Room F-034

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

                       Non-Consortium:                                 $55.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:  May 12, 2015

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Krav Maga Defensive Tactics Training

This program is well-intergraded, meaning that similar defensive principles apply to a variety of hostile situations.  Therefore, the system can be learned in a relatively short period of instruction.  The system is designed to train large numbers of personnel at one time.  The techniques are easy to retain with minimal review and can be performed under extreme stress.  The Krav Maga System has been overwhelmingly praised by defensive tactics instructors from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well  as hand to hand combat trainers from special units of the military.

Course Date:             May 7, 2015

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

Course Instructor:     Dave, Sabuda, Certified Krav Maga Instructor

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

Course Fee:               Non-Consortium:                                        $105.00 per person

                                     Delta College Consortium Members:         $ 0.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:  April 30, 2015

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