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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.

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

MCOLES Registered

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


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:    Law Enforcement Officers Regional Training Commission )LEORTC) & Delta College Police Academy

Location:       Delta College, Room G160

Date:              October 9, 2015

Time:             8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Course Fee:    $105.00 per person

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

                           Delta College Consortium Members call (989) 686-9176

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)


 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, 2015, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Brian Schroer

Course Location:    Delta College, Room F-029

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                  $105.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:  $0.00 per person

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

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:  September 28, 2015

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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:    Non Consortium:                                    $105.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $0.00 per person

Required Equipment:  One SUV model patrol vehicle per three officers

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    October 7, 2015

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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

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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

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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 J131

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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