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Police Academy and In-Service Training

October Training



Basic FTO Course

This 4-day (32 hour) 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

    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 the 2002 and 2008 National Association of Field Training Officers conference.  In 2005, Lieutenant Kellams was awarded the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for Monroe County,  IN for his work in Field Training.  He has served on the National NAFTO Executive Board and served as the President in 2009.

Dates:    October 26-29, 2015  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location:    Flint Twp. Police Department, 5200 Norko Drive, Flint MI 48507

Cost:    LEORTC Member Licensed Officers - Prepaid

             Delta Consortium Members - $200.00 per person

             Non-Consortium Agencies - $325.00 per person

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

Delta Members:   Call Dawn Jurik at (989) 686-9176.


Motor Vehicle Code Update Training

This eight hour training for law enforcement officers will provide updated information pertaining to law enforcement utilizing the Michigan Vehicle Code.  This course will also serve as an update and refresher for the patrol officers where they will receive an overview of traffic engineering principles and discover some of the issues involved in setting speed limits and the posting of traffic control devices.

Course Date:  Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Course Time:  8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:  Sgt. Lance Cook, MSP

Course Location:  Delta College, Room TBA

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

                         Non-Consortium:                                        $105.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:  October 7, 2015

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Police K-9 Operations and the Law

Not simply a legal update session.  This class takes an interactive approach to educating police canine handlers and supervisors on current criminal and civil laws which govern the performance of their duties.  The class draws on the actual experiences of the instructor and those attending the class to highlight the legal topics being covered.  There is an emphasis on the connection between training and records and how officers fare in the courtroom.  Students leave with a better appreciation of the links among their job performance, community acceptance and the development of the laws they operate under.

John M. Peters has been a trial attorney in the State of Michigan and the Federal courts for more than thirty years in the area of police litigation.  John's participation in the sport of Schutzhund (a canine competition in tracking, obedience and handler protection) intersected with his legal background and soon led to requests from police canine units and organizations for John to serve as an author and instructor on the law affecting canine operations.  John continues to conduct canine legal seminars and serve as a legal consultant to the law enforcement canine community.

Course Date:    October 12, 2015

Course Time:    9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Course Instructor:    John M. Peters

Course Location:    Delta College, Room N007

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                    $105.00 per person

                         Delta College Consortium Members:     $75.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    September 29, 2015

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PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Recertification

a three-day program designed to re-certify instructors in the PPCT Management System's Pressure Point Control Tactics, Defensive Tactics, and Collapsible Baton programs.  the force continuum concept, proper moves, takedowns, control points, striking points and weapons retention will be included.  The administrative and course reporting duties of the instructor will also be covered.

Participants need to bring their instructor's manual to the class.

Course Dates:    October 27 - 29, 2015

Course Time:    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Kevin Rise

Course Location:    Delta College Room TBA

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                    $300.00 per person

                         Delta College Consortium Members:      $225.00 per person  

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:   October 15, 2015

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