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In-service Training for Professionals

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Training Courses

Advanced Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation: September 28, 2018

The Advanced Seminar on the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation Program is designed to build on the information learned at the basic seminar program. Particular emphasis is placed on how to elicit information from the suspect during the interview stage that will serve as the basis for developing an individualized interrogational approach, based on the suspects profile and characteristics.

Without exception, past participants have commented on the value of the Advanced program in giving them a better understanding of the interrogation process, and in allowing them to enhance their skill level by learning new techniques and tactics.

Course Date: September 28, 2018
Course Time: 8am - 3pm
Course Instructor: John E. Reid and Associates
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBD
Course Fee: Non-Consortium: $130 per person; Delta Consortium: $130 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: September 13, 2018

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Animal Cruelty and Fighting Investigations: September 19, 2018

Hosted by Delta College Police Academy, LEORTC and The Humane Society of the United States

This FREE training is open to Law Enforcement, Animal Control, Human Investigators, Code Enforcement Officers, Veterinarians and Prosecutors.
Topics to be covered:
Background on animal fighting and illegal animal abuse in Michigan, including relevant laws.      
Link between animal abuse and other violent crimes.
Investigating cruelty and fighting complaints, from first response to filing charges.
Recognizing key evidence, warrants, statements.
Course is eligible for MCOLES credit

Course Date:
September 19, 2018
Course Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (1 hour lunch break on your own)
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room N007

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Basic FTO Course: October 22 - 25, 2018 

This 4-day course is designed to provide knowledge and training to develop Field Training Officers' skills. Each new FTO will be presented with ideas and techniques to assist them in becoming more professional and confident in the application of their skills. This course is based on a modified "San Jose" program. Upon completion the FTO will be able to:

  • Discuss the "San Jose" and other program models
  • Identify demands on FTOs as Instructors
  • List five of the errors in rating
  • Understand the basics of Adult Learning Theory
  • Identify liability issues
  • Understand performance evaluations
  • Instruct from Training Briefs
  • Understand the Rating Scale and Reference Numbers
  • Complete the Daily Observation Report
  • Develop a Scenario and additional Training Plans
  • Understand the purpose of program management and control

Course Dates: October 22 - 25, 2018
Course Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Course Instructor: Steven Kellams of FTO Solutions. In 2000 Lieutenant Kellams was instrumental in redesigning the field training program for the Bloomington, Indiana Police Department and has taught that program to hundreds of departments throughout the United States. He has also instructed on field training issues at the national level when he presented courses at four National Association of Field Training Officers conferences, most recently in 2011. In 2005, Lieutenant Kellams was awarded the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for Monroe County, IN for his work with the Bloomington Police Department's Field Training Program. He was elected to the national NAFTO Executive Board and served as President in 2009.
Course Location: Metro Police Authority, 5420 Hill 23 Drive, Flint MI 48507
Course Fee: Non-Consortium: $325 per person; Delta Consortium: $200 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: October 11, 2018 

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Below 100: November 27, 2018

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. Instructional methods include lecture, guided discussion and video case studies.

Course Date: November 27, 2018
Course Time: 8am - 12pm
Course Instructor: Tom Gillman - Below 100 Core Instructor
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room C111
Couse Fee: $0 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
November 20, 2018

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Beyond the Cones: September 20, 2018

Beyond the Cones is a training program addressing officer safety and relating to vehicle operation. This course is designed to radically change the police driving culture. Line of Duty Deaths from vehicle related incidents have claimed more than 1200 lives in the past 20 years.

This seminar will address:

  • Line of duty deaths related to vehicle crashes;
  • Duty related crashes injuring/killing civilians;
  • Training "responsive" drivers to limit their individual and organizational exposure to liability.

Beyond the Cones will impact the way Street Cops respond to emergencies. Most, if not all, single-vehicle police crashes involving officers responding to critical incidents could be avoided or eliminated. One of the key training objectives of this course is to develop an understanding of how decisions are made through either the "rational v. emotional" process. This course will provide information that is current and fact-based on the realities of emergency responders. Its purpose is to ultimately change the police driving culture thus saving lives.

Course Date: September 20, 2018
Course Time: 8am - 5pm
Course Instructor: Sgt. Keith Wenzel, Retired Dallas Police, Former Calibre Press Street Survival Instructor and Curriculum Expert
Course Location: Baker College, Center for Undergraduate Studies Building, Rooms E101/E103, 1050 W. Bristol Road, Flint MI 48507 (park in employee lot)
Course Fee: Non-Consortium: $95 per person, Delta College Consortium: $50 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: September 12, 2018 

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Colt's M/16 - AR-15 Armorer's School Rifles-Carbines-Sub-Machine Guns: June 19-21, 2018

 Each graduate will gain a complete understanding of the design theory, nomenclature, dynamics, compatibility, interchangeability, detailed disassembly, assembly, maintenance and trouble-shooting of the M16/AR-15 family of weapons including rifles, carbines, and sub-machine guns.
Graduation Requirements: Students must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: disassembly, reassembly, identification of mechanical deficiencies and corrective actions. The student must also attain a score of 70% or better on the Armorer Written Test.
Certification: 3 Year Colt Law Enforcement Rifle/Carvine/SMG Armorer.
Eligibility: Active Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military, Nuclear Security Only
Resources: Colt will provide all necessary tools and firearms to conduct training and each graduate will receive the (CM118) Armorer Manual.

Course Date:
June 19-21, 2018
Course Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Course Instructor: Colt Instructors
Course Location: Delta College, 1961 Delta Drive, University Center MI 48710
Course Fee: $550 per person
MCOLES Registered

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Emergency Vehicle Operation - EVO/SUV: June 6 OR June 7 OR June 20 OR June 19 OR June 28, 2018

 This is an eight hour course that starts with a short classroom update session followed by the remainder of time spend on the driving range performing "behind the wheel" exercises. This course will place emphasis on the SUV models of patrol vehicles, pointing out the major differences between these and the conventional patrol car.

Course Dates/Times: Session I. June 6, 2018 1 - 9pm (Full)
                                            Session II. June 7, 2018 8am - 4pm (Full)
                                            Session III. June 20, 2018 8am - 4pm (Full)
                                            Session IV. June 19, 2018 1 - 9pm (Full)
                                            Session V. June 28, 2018 1 - 9pm (Full)
Course Instructor: Brian Schroer
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBD
Course Fee: Non-Consortium: $105 per person, Delta College Consortium: $0 per person
Required Equipment: ONE SUV model patrol vehicle per three officers attending
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2018

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First Line Supervisor School: Oct 10 – 12, 2018

 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 Date: October 10 - 12 2018
Course Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Course Instructor: Daniel T. McGaw (Chief, Waterford Police Department-retired) 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 Delta College Police Academy.
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee: Non-Consortium: $285 per person, Delta College Consortium: $225 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
October 2, 2018

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GLOCK AC-Armorers Course: September 15, 2018

 Certified Armorer Certification for all GLOCK Model Pistols (except G18/C Select-Fire models).
Morning, 8am – 12pm
Introduction, Safety Rules, Safe Action System Design, Function of Safeties,      Unloading & Clearing, Field Stripping & Reassembly, Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Slide.
Lunch
Afternoon, 1 – 5pm
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%), Class Completion & Farewell.
Note:This is a generic agenda and may be altered somewhat by the Instructor.
Required Equipment: Student supplies safety glasses for eye protection and a small flashlight. 
GLOCK provides lunch  meal unless otherwise noted.

Course Dates: September 25, 2018
Course Time: 8am – 5pm
Course Instructor: Certified GLOCK Armorers Instructors
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room N012
Course Fee: $250 per person
To Register visit
www.glocktraining.com.

Introduction to Illegal Gambling Machines: September 18, 2018

 This 4-hour training program will present and overview of electronic gaming devices (EGD) and how they are used illegally. Attendees will gain the following from this program:
An understanding of what constitutes legal and illegal gambling in Michigan.
A brief history of EGDs.
Information on how to tell the difference between a gambling machine and an amusement game.
Current trends of illegal gambling machine use seen in Michigan today.
The basics needed to conduct an investigation into illegal gambling operations involving EGDs.

Course Date: September 18, 2018
Course Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Course Instructor: John Lessnau-Manager of the Criminal Investigations Section of the Michigan Control Board and a retired Michigan State Police Detective Lieutenant with experience supervising investigations into illegal gambling.
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee: $0 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
September 10, 2018

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Man Tracking/Tactical Field Ops: October 9-10, 2018 

 The Man Tracking program focuses on perimeter containment of Fleeing Subjects while utilizing Man-Tracking skills, deploying K-9, utilization of aviation support, and LPOP's (Listening Points/Observation Points). These techniques are also utilized for Lost and Missing Persons. The program offers a professional, strategic method to successfully navigate open areas to locate subjects in all situations.
The program is useful to Patrol Officers, Tactical Teams, K-9 Officers and Command. Patrol and command staff officers would particularly find this training beneficial when organizing and coordinating searches. This two-day training includes: The Psychological Profiles of Fleeing Subjects / Lost & Missing Persons are taught to assist in early search pattern variables, utilization of compass, GPS, Downed Officer reaction/solutions, and arrest procedures upon contact. This is an outdoor course so participants need to dress accordingly. Rain gear and waterproof boots are highly suggested! This course is limited to 12 students.

Course Date:
October 9-10, 2018
Course Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Course Instructor: Rudi Nitschmann
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee: Non-Consortium Members: $195 per person, Delta College Consortium Members: $175 per person
Required Equipment: Note taking materials, All-weather clothing ie: rain gear, cold weather and water-proof boots
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
October 2, 2018

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MCOLES Speed Measurement Operator Course: August 24, 2018, finishing on November 1-2, 2018

MCOLES approved course of training which will certify licensed police officers  to operate traffic RADAR and traffic LIDAR instruments. The course of training consists of one day of classroom instruction, 24 hours of field exercises followed by two more days of classroom instruction. Successful completion of this course will certify officers as RADAR/LIDAR operators. NOTE: Student needs to bring a laptop computer for the first day of class.

Course Dates:
August 24, 2018 then finishing on November 1-2, 2018
Course Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Course Instructor: Jon Mason
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room C111
Course Fee: Non-Consortium: $285 per person, Delta College Consortium: $0 per person
Required Equipment: Laptop computer required for first day of class. Patrol car equipped with radar unit on third day.
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
August 17, 2018

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The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation: September 25-27, 2018 

More than 300,000 professionals in the law enforcement and security fields have attended this three (3) day program since it was first offered in 1974. Participants come from both the private sector (retailing, finance, health care, manufacturing, etc.) and the public sector, including all levels of law enforcement and government; from every U. S. State and Canadian Province, as well as countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation is widely recognized as the most effective means available to exonerate the innocent and identify the guilty. Seminar topics include Interview and Interrogation Preparation; Distinction between an Interview and Interrogation; Proper Room Environment; and Factors Affecting a Subject's Behavior. Behavior Systems Analysis and the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation are also presented.

Course Dates:  September 25–27, 2018
Course Time:  8am to 3pm
Course Instructor:  John E. Reid and Associates
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBD
Course Fee:  Non-Consortium – $445 per person, Delta College Consortium – $400 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration deadline: 
September 12, 2018

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The Tactical Leader: September 21, 2018

The first 10 minutes a first-line supervisor arrives at a critical incident will determine the success of the operation. A common failure of most agencies is they promote but fail to provide the necessary training for a first-line supervisor/sergeant to be successful. This seminar takes an in-depth look at the decisions a supervisor should consider to ensure success. This training is a must for all responders regardless of tenure.

Course objectives:

  • This course is about tactics rather than leadership
  • How to build effective teams and keep them motivated
  • The police sergeant as a role model
  • Understanding ICS and applying it to field operations
  • Case law for supervisors
  • Use of force guidelines and OIS expectations
  • Pursuit tactics and philosophy
  • Role call training
  • Understanding resources and when to use them
  • Active shooter-active killer
  • Supervisor liability

Course Date:  September 21, 2018
Course Time:  8am to 5pm
Course Instructor:  Sgt. Keith Wenzel, Retired Dallas Police, Former Calibre Press Street Survival Lead Instructor and Curriculum Expert
Course Location: Baker College, Center for Undergraduate Studies, Rooms E101/E103, 1050 W. Bristol Road, Flint MI 48507 (park in employee lot)
Course Fee:  Non-Consortium – $95 per person, Delta College Consortium – $50 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:  September 12, 2018

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21st Century Policing: October 17-18, 2018 

The Seminar is a two-day engagement. It will include Procedural Justice topics such as Changing Mindsets with 21st Century Policing, Personal Biases, Policing Principles and Policing Rules of Engagement.
The course will then turn attention to the topic of Police Legitimacy. Several of the topics covered will include the importance of Values, emphasizing the "Four Principles of Just Behavior," as noted in the 21st Century Policing Report, Authority and Power, Police Leadership and Level Four Communications will also be covered as major topics of discussion.
Finally, and the key to the course is the issue of Cultural Competency. In subjects discussed, we include Racial Profiling, the Social Landscape, Rules of Poverty, Transparency and Trust and many more critical topics of importance for the Law Enforcement Professional.

Course Date: October 17-18, 2018
Course Time: 8am - 5pm
Course Instructor: Colonel Byron Freeman and Colonel John Boggs
Course Location: Delta College, Room TBD
Course Fee: $375.00 per person, if sending three or more will receive 10% discount.
MCOLES Registered
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Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City-Riverfront, 1 Wenonah Park Place, Bay City MI 48708 TX: 989-891-6000. Ask for Government/ Law Enforcement Rate.