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 5-8, 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 email@example.com
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
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
Registration Deadline: September 29, 2015
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