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Police Academy and In-Service Training

October Training


Basic FTO Course

This 4-day course id designed to provide knowledge and training to develop Field Training Officers' skills.  Each net 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

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.

Dates:    October 17 - 20, 2016

Time:    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location:  Grand Blanc Township Police Dept.

                   5405 South Saginaw Street, Flint MI 48480

Cost:  LEORTC Member Licensed Officers - Prepaid

           LEORTC Non-Licensed Personnel - $200 per person

           Delta College Consortium Members - $200 per person

           Non-Member Agencies - $325.00 per person

Hotel:  Wingate ($79), 1359 Grand Pointe Court, Grand Blanc MI  48439

             (810)-694-9900, Block Name  'LEORTC'

Registration:  Call the LEORTC at (810) 232-2654 or send an e-mail message to

Delta College Consortium Members Registration:  Call Dawn at (989) 686-9176


Emergency Vehicle Operation  EVO - SUV

This is an eight hour course that starts with a short classroom update session followed by the remainder of time spent 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 Date/Time:      October 10, 2016:       1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

OR:                                October 11, 2016:        8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please Circle the Session you wish to attend

Course Instructor:      Brian Schroer

Course Location:         Delta College,  Room TBA

Course Fee:                 Non-Consortium:                 $105.00 per person

                                       Delta College Consortium:  $0.00 per person

Equipment Needed:  One SUV model patrol vehicle per three officers attending.

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:  October 3, 2016

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FOIA for Law Enforcement

This course will give the student an overview of the FOIA – Freedom of Information Act. There have been numerous changes to FOIA recently that those responsible for dealing with FOIA requests need to be aware of. 

This course will inform the student how to be in compliance with the act, dealing with the requestor and the law, standardization of review, redaction, costs and responses. Digital redaction along with case studies and applications and practical responses will also be covered. 

 The course will be taught by Attorney James O. Branson. Mr. Branson is in house counsel for the City of Midland. He has been the full time City Attorney for the past 16 years. Before becoming the full time City Attorney he was in private practice for 11 years working in most areas of the law including dealing with municipal and township issues.

As part of his duties, he is the Freedom of Information Act Coordinator for the City of Midland handling approximately 600 requests per year. Mr. Branson is currently on the boards for the Legal Defense Fund and the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys. He has handled in excess of 15,000 cases in both local, state and federal courts.  He was also awarded the 2007 Distinguished Municipal Attorney Award for the State of Michigan.

Course Date:   October 7, 2016

Course Time:    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Attorney James O. Branson

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                   $105.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $50.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    September 29, 2016

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PPCT Gage/SKD Instructor Course

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:    October 10 - 14, 2016

Course Time:    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Kevin Rize

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                    $500.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium:                     $325.00 per person

Required Equipment:    Loose athletic wear, duty belt (no firearms) and handcuffs. 

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    October 3, 2016

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Remington 870 Armorer

 Model 870 Sample Field Class Outline

Day 1:    8:30 - 9:00     Welcome to Class

              9:00 - 9:30     General Information: Ordering Parts, Tool Use, Factory Service

            9:30 - 11:00      M/870 PowerPoint Presentation

          11:00 - 12:00      M/870 Disassembly & Re-assembly Demonstration

          12:00 -  1:00       Lunch

             1:00 - 4:00       Initial Inspection, Safety Concerns, Checks & Troubleshooting, Repair Procedures & Adjustments, Older Style & Newer Style Parts, Service Checks, Maintenance of Shotgun & Cleaning Procedures, Barrel Stampings & Serial Number Structure,  "Hands-On" Disassembly & Re-Assembly of Students' M/870s.

Day 2:    8:30 - 12:00    See Day 1, Afternoon Session

              12:00 - 1:00    Lunch

                1:00 - 4:00    Practical Test:    Students Evaluating and Troubleshooting several M/870s (Provided by Instructor) that have been "tricked" with several mechanical problems

Date:    October 3 - 4, 2016

Time:    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Instructors:    Remington Approved Instructors

Fee:    $450.00 per person

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MCOLES Registered

Requirements:    Each Student MUST Bring the SPECIFIC Police Style Model Firearm to Class, CASED.



Remington 700 Armorer

Day 1:    8:30 - 9:00    Welcome to Class

              9:00 - 9:00    General Information; Ordering Parts, Tool Use, Factory Service

              9:30 - 11:00   M/700 PowerPoint Presentation

             11:00 - 12:00  M/700 Disassembly & Re-assembly Demonstration

             12:00 - 1:00     Lunch

               1:00 - 4:00    Initial Inspection, Safety Concerns, Checks & Troubleshooting, Repair Procedures & Adjustments, Older Style & Newer Style Parts, Service Checks, Maintenance of Shotgun & Cleaning Procedures, Barrel Stampings & Serial Number Structure.  "Hands on" Disassembly & Re-assembly of Students' M/700s.

Date:    October 5, 2016

Time:    8:30am - 4:30pm

Location:    Delta College, Room TBA 

Instructors:    Remington Approved Instructors

Fee:    $225.00 per person

Download Registration Form (PDF)

MCOLES Registered

Requirements:    Specific Police Style Model Firearm will be provided for class by Remington



SFST Refresher Training

This SFST Refresher Training is intended for those law enforcement officers who have successfully completed the NHTSA/IACP - approved DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Training Program.  The class will include a review of the SFST's along with the general concepts of OWI detection and enforcement and proper administration of the tests.  Trends in Michigan and issues that are being raised in court will be covered with an emphasis on proper documentation and testimony.

Course Date:    Tuesday October 4, 2016

Course Time:    08:00 am - 12:00 pm - OR - 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Circle ONE Please)

Course Instructor:    Trooper Troy Meder, State of Michigan Certified DRE (Drug Recognition Expert)

Course Location:    Delta College, Room F-029

Course Fee:    $0.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    September 27, 2016

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Shaykhet Edged Weapon Defense Training

Shaykhet Training is a provider of specialized methods of self-defense.  The company offers training for the Shaykhet method, which is practical and easy to master for law enforcement officials.  The method was created by Lee Shaykhet, who has experience training the former Soviet Army and has provided instruction for law enforcement and military organizations in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida and Minnesota, as well as Canada.  This course covers the basic principles of low key verbalization, quick closure, behind the back positioning, head control and closing distance.

1:  Overhead (high knife position) attack

2:  Underhand (low knife position) attack

3:  Firearm response.

4:  Chair application

5:  Conclusion and Debriefing

Basic principles:  Low key verbalization, quick closure, behind the back positioning, head control, closing the distance

5: Conclusion and Debriefing

Course Dates:  October 26, 2016

Course Time:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:  Lee Shaykhet

Course Location:  Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:  Non-Consortium:                   $105.00 per person

                       Delta College Consortium:    $75.00 per person

MCOLES 302 Registered

Registration Deadline:  October 18, 2016

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STOPS Instructor Course and Re-Certification

Pro Train will be certifying officers in your area in our proven officer survival system. There are nearly 4500 STOPS Instructors throughout the United States. Officers completing this course will be certified to INSTRUCT officers in the STOPS officer survival program. Upon completion of the STOPS program your officers will be able to SAFELY execute vehicle stops, pedestrian contacts, commercial vehicle stops, vehicle extractions, drug interdiction stops, and high risk (felony) stops. Officers will be trained in risk assessments, and proven methods to counter both felonious and accidental assaults. Vehicle stops will be broken into 12 ambush zones for the officer to be aware of, and escape techniques to counter and defeat any type of assault. The STOPS program is based upon research from officers that have been injured or killed in the line of duty. We then developed strategies and tactics that countered the assaults, which will greatly increase the officers survival probability. The STOPS program is nationally and internationally recognized as the leading program in tactical/officer survival training available.  Vehicle stops will be divided into low risk, unknown risk, and high risk. Each category has pre planned options to minimize the chances of being assaulted by both accidental and felonious means. One of the goals is for the officers to always be thinking about the safest way to deal with every situation, and for the officer to recognize the danger cues. If an assault occurs our students will dominate through superior training and a warrior mindset.   
The STOPS program is currently instructed at police academies nationwide as THE safest way to conduct traffic stops. If an officer is expected to conduct traffic stops, he/she should at least be trained how to conduct them safely. Our motto says it all "STOPS SAVES COPS"! 
STOPS training is realistic and extremely dynamic with both classroom and dynamic field exercises. These classes will also include our bonus simunitions force on force training, and our tactical live fire course.
The cost of this Instructor level certification course is only $510. Instructors will then be certified to teach the STOPS Officers Survival System for 36 months.  The STOPS Instructors Re certification will take place on October 5-6, 2016, and only costs $300.
Discounts will be given for consortium members associated with Delta College.
Strategies & Tactics of Patrol Stops Instructor Course Outline
Chapter 1- Introduction to Strategies & Tactics of Patrol Stops
Chapter 2- Low Risk Stops (5 approach patterns)
Chapter 3- Unknown Risk Stops ( 5 patterns that bring a violator back to the patrol car)
Chapter 4- When Risk Factors Change (Escape from the 8 kill zones)
Chapter 5- High Risk Stops (The safest way to take violent perps from the vehicle)
Chapter 6- Commercial Vehicle Stops
Chapter 7- Tactical Stops for Motorcycle Officers
Chapter 8- Pedestrian Stops
Chapter 9- Tactical Drug Interdiction Stops
Chapter 10- Tactical Two Officer Deployments
Chapter 11- Tactical Vehicle Extractions
Chapter 12- Ambush Tactics for Undercover Units
Chapter 13- Subject Control Tactics for Stops
Chapter 14- Survival Mindset
Chapter 15- Legal Issues 
Chapter 16- Firearms Training
Chapter 17- Simulated Training Scenarios
Chapter 18-Accident Scene Control
Chapter 19- Mental Health Survival for Law Enforcement
Chapter 20- Instructor Protocols 
Course Dates:    October 4 - 7, 2016
Course Time:    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Course Instructors:    Pro Train Instructors
Course Location:  Delta College, Room TBA
Course Fee:     Delta College Consortium Members:
                                    New Instructor:     $475.00 per person
                                    Re-Certification:   $275.00 per person
                           Non-Consortium Members:
                                     New Instructor:    $510.00 per person
                                     Re-Certification:  $300.00 per person 
Register on line at:
Please contact us with any questions at (574)-310-1277 or email at     


Liquor Law Enforcement

Training for Law Enforcement:  What you need to know about Michigan Liquor Law and Licensing Process.  This eight-hour MCOLES-approved class is for all law enforcement officers that deal with any form of the Michigan Liquor Code.  The course will start with licensing and a complete overview of the application process.  The student will gain an in-depth knowledge of the Michigan Liquor Laws.  The class will continue with a community-based approach on working with licensed establishments to reduce and prevent calls for service.  Officers will learn how the objection and renewal process works and what role law enforcement has in the process.  When the officer leaves they will have a complete knowledge of the liquor process in Michigan. 

Course Curriculum:

Licenses and overview of application process

Michigan Liquor Law

Violations and decoy operations

Hearing process and objections to renewals

Working with Michigan Liquor Control and licensed establishments.

Course Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBD

Course Fee:    $195.00 per officer

302 Funding Approved

Course Offered By:    National Hospitality Institute (NHI)

To Register:    Download this form

Contact:   David M. Puck,  Phone 800-292-2896 ext. 108


Grant Writing Training

On October 26-27, 2016 Delta College Public Safety & Training will host a 2-day specialized class for Public Safety / First Responder Agencies on developing, writing and applying for grant programs.  The class will be presented by staff from First Responder Grants, Inc.  (  Participants will learn the skills needed to properly research, develop and apply to grant funding streams specific to Public Safety, Emergency Management and Homeland Defense.

The training is specifically directed at First Responder and Public Safety Agencies of Police/Fire/EMS and Emergency Management or local government agencies seeking grant funding from Federal/State/Local grand funding sources.  The Grant Writing Training will be presented by nationally known grant consultant and author Margaret Stark of Grant Writers Handbook.  Considered a leading public safety certified Sr Grant Consultant, Ms. Stark has also served as a public safety administrator.  Since 1998, she has helped public safety agencies like yours win over $875,000 in grant awards.  Her students maintain a +80% overall win record, many of their first application.

Course Dates:        October 26 - 27, 2016

Course Time:         8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:  Margaret Stark

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:            $399.00 per person

To Register:    Kurt Bradley 863-551-9598 or email

                          Margaret Stark 540-230-8440 or email

                          online registration:

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