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
Registration Deadline: May 7, 2015
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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
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".
Registration Deadline: May 4, 2015
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