Delta College logoDelta College: Serving Bay, Midland, and Saginaw counties since 1961

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.

Course Dates:   October 26 - 29, 2015

Course Time:    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location:    Flint Township 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.


Below 100 Training

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 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 Dates:    October 1, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Delta College, Room C111

                             [Download registration form (PDF)

                           - OR -

                             October 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Saginaw Township Fire

                             Department [Download Registration Form (PDF)]

                             - OR -

                             October 20, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Saginaw Township Fire

                              Department [Download Registration Form (PDF)]

Course Instructor:    Tom Gillman - Below 100 Core Instructor

Course Fee:              $0.00 per person

Registration Deadline:    September 28, 2015; October 8, 2015; October 15, 2015

MCOLES Registered


Cell Block Survival

Cell Block Survival is a one day course designed to address the realities and complexities of working in the unique profession of Corrections.  Rooted in our foundational belief that quality training should offer realistic, practical, and immediately applicable tools for officer safety; the goal of this class is to keep officers safe and give them the tools to enjoy a successful career.

Effective Communication Skills

Pre-attack Indicators

Reading Body Language

Proxemics and Use of Space

De-Escalation Techniques

The Importance of Building Rapport

Use of Force Incidents

Winning Force Encounters

Recognition Primed Decision Making

Decisions Under Stress

Transport Gone Bad


Hosted By:        Delta College Police Academy & Law Enforcement Officers Regional

                           Training Commission (LEORTC)

Location:           Delta College, Room G160

Date:                  October 9, 2015

Time:                  8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Course Fee:      $105.00 per person

Registration:     Delta College Consortium Members call (989) 686-9176

                            LEORTC call (810) 232-2654 or email your registrations to


Hotel:                 Bay Valley Resort & Conference Center  PHONE: (989) 686-3500

                            2470 Old Bridge Road, Bay City, MI  48706

RATE:                $69.00/ Night (Reference: Cell Block Survival)


Crisis Management and People Recovery After Mass Casualty, Active Shooter Incidents or Workplace Emergencies

Active shooter incidents, terrorism and mass casualty incidents have been occurring in the United States and internationally.  This CET training will focus on helping organizations develop strategies for effective crisis management to prepare for, manage, and recover from the aftermath of workplace violence, traumatic accidents, fatalities and workplace emergencies.

Course Date:    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Course Time:    9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Registration begins at 8:30 am)

Course Instructor:    Kenneth Wolf, Ph.D., and Marilyn Knight, MSW

Course Location:    Delta College, Room G160, 1961 Delta Road, University Center MI 48710

Course Fee:    $0.00 per person

This program is supported in part by a CET Grant from MIOSHA.

Registration Deadline:    October 12, 2015

Download Registration Form (PDF)


Emergency Vehicle Operation EVO

This is an eight hour course that start  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 a stabili-track, electronic stability control, and electronic traction control, along with the dynamics of body shift and body roll.

Course Date: Session I:  October 5, 2015, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

                  or:  Session II:  October 6 (Full), 9,19, 23, or 29, 2015, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Course Instructor:    Brian Schroer

Course Location:      Delta College, Room F-029 ( EXCEPT: Oct 29, which will be in F-028)

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

                                   Non-Consortium:                              $105.00 per person

Required Equipment:    Attendees need to bring one patrol vehicle for every three officers attending

Registration Deadline:  September 28, 2015

Download Registration Form (PDF)

MCOLES Registered 


Emergency Vehicle Operation EVO/SUV

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.  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:  Session I:    October 14, 2015 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Room F-028

                         Session II:     October 15, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Room F-029

Course Instructor:               Brian Schroer

Course Location:                 Delta College   Oct 14, 2015  Room F-028

                                              Delta College   Oct 15, 2015  Room F-029

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

                                               Non Consortium:                                 $105.00 per person


Required Equipment:  One SUV model patrol vehicle per three officers

Registration Deadline:    October 7, 2015 Download Registration Form (PDF)

 MCOLES Registered


Excellence in Training

This program covers a variety of topics all focused on providing trainers with easily implemented tools and techniques proven to enhance the learning and retention of skills and tactics for law enforcement professionals.

The Excellence in Training program is unique in North America in both its content and delivery.  The course goes beyond talking about the importance of mental preparation and provides participants with a foundation to understand how programming occurs at the subconscious level.

The program also provides participants with the necessary tools to program officers for success.  One of the truly unique aspects of the Excellence in Training course is the component on Imagery for Cops.  Brian Willis has been recognized as an innovator in the use of imagery for law enforcement professionals.  In addition to working with athletes from a variety of sports Brian has conducted Performance Enhancement Imagery sessions for over 1000 law enforcement professionals in one on one and group sessions.  Brian has also trained hundreds of law enforcement trainers from Federal, State/Provincial and municipal agencies in North America in how to create and deliver Performance Enhancement Imagery sessions for law enforcement officers.

Date:    October 19 - 23, 2015

Time:    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location:    Delta College, Room N007

Course Fee:    $495.00 per person until September 30, 2015

                          $595.00 per person after September 30, 2015

To Register:    Go to for registration and payment information.



Implementing & Managing a Body Camera Program

Transparency has become a keyword in the public safety industry and landmark cases are being born at an alarming rate.  Body cameras are offering public safety agencies the opportunity to be more transparent with their community as well as provide a view from an officer's perspective rather than just a bystander holding a cell phone.  This seminar is not about how to clip a body camera to a uniform and turn it on.  The manufacturers of this technology have made that part simple.  This seminar is geared for command staff that will face managing the entire program from data storage, CJIS security, accessibility, legal requirements, public records requests, camera selection, and much more.

Course Date:    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Course Time:    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course Location:    Baker College, Welcome Center, Conference Room B, 1309 S. M-52, Owosso MI 48867

Course Instructor:    Michael Oteri, a high liability instructor and a certified use of force analyst.  He has over 18 years of criminal justice experience and currently conducts training to new officers and provides in-service training to veteran officers.  Michael is an agency administrator of the longest running body worn camera system on the east coast of the U.S.

Course Fee:    Delta College Consortium Members:    $99.00 per person

                          LEORTC Licensed Members - Prepaid [call (810) 232-2654]

                          All Others:    $125.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    October 5, 2015

Registration Form (PDF)



Legal Update

Participants will be updated on the current case law affecting criminal procedure; review and understand changes in the areas of search and seizure as well as admissions and confessions; updated on new laws in the areas of criminal law and OWI laws; review recent cases on civil liability, and updated on changes in laws of arrest.

Course Date:    Friday October 23, 2015

Course Time:    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Midland County Judge Mike Carpenter

                                    Magistrate Jerry Ladwig

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                    $45.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $0.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    October 19, 2015

Download Registration Form PDF


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:  Friday, October 16, 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

Download Registration Form (PDF) 


Remote Collar for the Police K9

Blue Line Police K-('s Remote collar Class course is designed to show and teach K9 Officers the most effective and safe use of the remote collar.  Blue Line Police K-9's unique course is designed specifically for Police K9 Officers and their dogs.  The use of the remote collar enables the K9 Officer to mold the dog's behavior by teaching attention through extreme distractions utilizing motivation, timing, and consistency through communication with stimulation.  The K9 Officer will learn the proper use of the remote collar to control behavior in a positive, not negative manner.  K9 Officers will be able to work off leash, under complete control, allowing the K9 Officer to apply the training to everyday Police K9 Patrol work.  Blue Line Police K9's remote collar classes are taught with a 2:1, or less, student to instructor ratio.

Course Dates:    October 21-23, 2015

Course Time:    9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Course Instructor:    John Skalski

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

                                   Room:    J-131

Course Fee:    $700.00 per person, includes collar

MCOLES registered and LED approved

Register at


Delta College Seal

1961 Delta Road, University Center MI 48710 | 989-686-9000 |
Delta College is an Equal Opportunity Organization, committed to excellence through inclusiveness and diversity.
Copyright ©