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In-service Training for Professionals

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Training Courses

Advanced Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation: September 29, 2017

The Advanced Seminar on the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation Program is designed to build on the information learned at the basic seminar program.  Particular emphasis is placed on how to elicit information from the suspect during the interview stage that will serve as the basis for developing an individualized interrogational approach, based on the suspect's profile and characteristics.

Without exception, past participants have commented on the value of the Advanced program in giving them a better understanding of the interrogation process, and in allowing them to enhance their skill level by learning new techniques and tactics.

Course Date: September 29, 2017
Course Time: 8am – 3pm
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBD
Course Instructor: John E. Reid and Associates
Course Fee: $130 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:  September 12, 2017


Accident Investigation AI-1: August 21-25, 2017

This is a MSU Highway Traffic Safety five-day course to train officers to recognize and record all pertinent physical evidence at serious accident scenes.  Scene processing, as well as sketching, measuring, basic photography, roadway and vehicle evaluation, and basic speed determinations are presented.

Course Date:  August 21-25, 2017
Course Time:  8am – 4pm
Course Instructor:  Tim Howery
Course Location:  Delta College Main Campus, Room M105
Course Fee:  Buy one get one 1/2 off.  Must Register before July 15th, 2017.  Any registrations after July 15, 2017 would be at regular cost. Non-Consortium – $699 per person, Delta College Consortium – $649 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: 
August 15, 2017


Accident Investigation AI-2: September 11-15, 2017

 This is presented through MSU Traffic Safety Programs.  AI-2 Follow-up Investigations is a sequel five-day course to AI-1 covering such follow-up functions as preparing scale drawings, mathematical calculations via formulas/equations, reaction distances, and student participation case studies are covered.

Course Date:  September 11-15, 2017
Course Time:  8am – 4pm
Course Instructor:  Tim Howery
Course Location:  Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee:  Non-Consortium – $699 per person, Delta College Consortium – $649
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: 
August 31, 2017


Below 100 Training: September 28, 2017

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 part 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: September 28, 2017
Course Time: 8am - 12pm
Course Instructor: Tom Gillman- Below 100 Core Instructor
Course Location: Delta College, Room C111
Course Fee: $0.00 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2017

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Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Defensive Tactics Departmental Instructor Certification Course: September 18-21, 2017

The Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Level 1 & 2  Departmental Instructor Certification Course develops skills for quickly and effectively transferring maximum amounts of close range subject control content in short periods of time with high levels of retention.
Important Information about this Course:
Authorizes you to teach the program within your agency for a 2-Year Term
Re-Certification required at end of 2-Year Term (re-certification fees apply)
Free Refresher training is available throughout 2-Year Term
Includes access to online e-Manual that contains full documentation of course
You must be a member of the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Network to receive certificates
Certificates are issued electronically via e-mail

This course is open to law enforcement personnel only
REQUIRED:  Must bring Duty Rig with Training Sidearm that fits holster

Course Dates: 
September 18 - 21, 2017
Course Time:  8am – 4pm
Course Location:  Delta College Main Campus, Room N220

To Register visit Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training Management or contact 630-365-1700 or

Crime Scene Photography: September 18, 2017 

This one day hands-on course is designed for crime scene investigators, police officers, evidence technicians and other personnel who have the responsibility to properly document crime scenes and physical evidence through photography.  This course is geared toward both experienced and inexperienced photographers.  The students will be provided complete instruction on how to operate their digital camera, utilize a variety of lighting techniques, document items in difficult positions as well as document a crime scene.

Course Date:  September 18, 2017
Course Time:  8am - 4pm
Course Instructor:  Keith LaMont, MSP Crime Lab Tech
Course Location:  Delta College Main Campus, Room N012
Course Fee: Non-Consortium – $105 per person, Delta College Consortium – $0 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: 
September 13, 2017
Required Equipment:  Camera, camera  manual and tripod


Field Training Officer FTO: October 23-26, 2017

This 4-day 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
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

Course Dates: October 23-26, 2017
Course Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Course Instructor: Steven Kellams of FTO Solutions. In 2000 Lieutenant Kellams was instrumental in redesigning the field training program for the Bloomington, Indiana Police Depart. 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.
Course Fee: LEORTC Member Licensed Officers-Prepaid.  LEORTC Non-Licensed Personnel -$200 per person.  Delta Consortium Members-$200 per person.  Non Member Agencies-$325 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 email
Delta Members: Call Dawn at 989-686-9176

FOIA for Law Enforcement: October 13, 2017

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 requester 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 13, 2017
Course Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Course Instructor: Attorney James O. Branson
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee: Non-Consortium – $105 per person, Delta College Consortium Members – $50 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: October 5, 2017


Footwear Evidence: December 11, 2017

This course is designed to assist an Investigator or Evidence Technician in the awareness, detection, documentation, and collection of footwear evidence.  This course is a practical workshop for hands on collection and preservation of footwear impressions in various soil types, dust impressions, unusual surfaces, etc. Attendees are required to bring a department camera and tripod to the training.

Course Dates:  December 11, 2017
Course Time:  8am - 4pm
Course Instructor:  Michigan State Police Lab Technician, Forensic Scientist, Trace Evidence  Analyst
Course Location:  Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee:  Non-Consortium – $105 per person, Delta College Consortium – $0 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:  December 6, 2017


Glock Armorer Course: September 26, 2017

Attendees will learn how to safely use and maintain a GLOCK pistol in a one day (8 hour) class.  The following is a general course description.  (To be eligible to take the Armorers Course you must be an active/ retired law enforcement or military officer, private security, GLOCK Stocking Dealer/ Range Program Employee or current GSSF member.)  GLOCK provides lunch meal unless otherwise noted.  Certified Armorer Certification for all GLOCK Model Pistols (except G18/C Select-Fire models).

Morning, 8am – 12pm

  • Introduction
  • Safety Rules
  • Safe Action System Design
  • Function of Safeties
  • Unloading & Clearing
  • Field Stripping & Reassembly
  • Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Slide
  • Lunch Break

Afternoon, 1pm – 5pm

  • Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Receiver
  • Fire Control Component Configurations / Engagement
  • Multiple Practice Disassembly & Reassembly of Entire Pistol
  • Options / Alternate Parts Offered
  • Sights / Tools
  • Diagnostics / Trouble Shooting Guides
  • Review
  • Written Examination (Minimum Required Score 80%)
  • Class Completion & Farewell

NOTE: This is a generic agenda and may be altered somewhat by the Instructor.

Course Date:  September 26, 2017
Course Time:  8am – 5pm
Course Instructor:  GLOCK Armorer Trainer Mr. Lynn Freshly
Course Location:  Delta College Main Campus, Room N007
Course Fee:  $250 per person
Required Equipment: Student supplies safety glasses for eye protection and a small flashlight.

To Register visit Glock's Training Division.

 Human Factors: Surviving & Thriving in LE: October 4, 2017

Who should attend: Line officers, trainers, supervisors and administrators.  This material is critical for supervisors and administrators as it helps shape realistic expectations with regard to officer performance in high-risk and high-liability situations, as well as training requirements for high-risk skills.
Description: Situations of high stress in which the 'fight-or-flight response' is initiated can impact an officer's perceptions, misperceptions and decision-making abilities.  Using research-based, scientifically validated information coupled with case studies of contemporary real-world threats, critical incidents and experiences, we explore the specific effects of the body's fight-or-flight response, the effects of that response on our ability to perform and how the limitations of human observation and perception can negatively impact our readiness. 
Topics Covered include: Law enforcement performance expectations-fact v. fiction.
Development of a personal culture of officer safety and maximizing learning potential.
Threat assessment; contemporary dangers to LEO's.
Stress physiology.
The brain and its role in survival performance.
The autonomic nervous system; its branches and functions.
Recall and memory considerations in critical incidents.
Observation and perception and human limitations; improving awareness.
Reaction time; actinon v. reaction.
How to prime the central nervous system for performance.
Mindset and prevailing in survival-stress situations.

Course Date: October 4, 2017
Course Time: 8am - 5pm
Course Instructor: John Bennet: accomplished 27-yr veteran police officer and patrol lieutenant from Charleston, IL; and the president of John Bennett Training & Consulting, Inc. A member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and consultant with the Virtus Group, John has trained officers both in and outside his agency for more than 25 years; both nationally and abroad. John continues to teach and learn in the field with the primary emphasis on use of force, officer-safety, risk management, leadership and a philosophy of proactive police service, individual readiness and professionalism.
Course Location: Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center Ave, Bay City MI 48708
Course Fee: Non Consortium Members: $127 per person, Delta College Consortium: $107 per person, Use code DELTA

Online registration and more information is available at the Virtus Group.

Human Trafficking Awareness:  September 14, 2017

Per the National Human Trafficking Hotline:  "Human trafficking is a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.  Human trafficking affects individuals across the world, including here in the United States, and is commonly regarded as one of the most pressing human rights issues of our time.  Human trafficking affects every community in the United States across age, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic backgrounds.  We often hear about it in news reports.  As hard as it might be to believe, it exists and it is here.  If you have a road running through your area, or if you have Internet access, you can be effected by this.  The goal of this training is to raise awareness of the problem, the laws involved, warning signs, issues when dealing with victims, and how to respond.  This issue has been considered so important that most health profession licensees will be required to indicate having had training in human trafficking during their next license renewal cycle.

Course Date:  September 14, 2017
Course Time:  9am – 12pm
Course Instructor:  Victor Jurkowski MA, LPC
Course Location:  Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee:  Non-Consortium – $0 per person, Delta College Consortium – $0 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: 
September 7, 2017


Investigating & Prosecuting Non-Fatal Strangulation & Suffocation:  Sept 21, 2017

This is an MCOLES sponsored training.  This training is offered FREE of charge to Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, Medical Professionals and Victim Advocates. It will include:  

  • Legal Updates
  • Signs & Symptoms of Strangulation & Suffocation
  • Practical Investigation Techniques
  • Evidence Collection Methods
  • Medical Forensic Evidence
  • Occurrence of delayed death resulting from Strangulation
  • Documenting Strangulation to ensure charging/conviction
  • Testifying to Strangulation/Suffocation in court

Course Date:  September 21, 2017
Course Times:  8am - 12pm  or 1pm - 5pm
Course Instructors:  Tamara Phillips - Prosecutor, Tara Kane - Law Enforcement, Linda Rossman - Forensic Nurse
Course Location:  Delta College Main Campus
Course Fee:  $0 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: 
September 7, 2017


MCOLES Speed Measurement Operator Course: August 25, 2017  

MCOLES approved course of training which will certify licensed police officers to operate traffic RADAR and traffic LIDAR instruments.  the course of training consists of one day of classroom instruction, 24 hours of field exercises followed by two more days of classroom instruction.  Successful completion of this course will certify officers as RADAR/LIDAR operators.  NOTE: Student needs to bring a laptop computer for the first day of class.

Course Date: August 25, 2017 and November 2 & 3, 2017
Course Time: 8am – 5pm each date
Course Instructor: Delbert Zimmerman
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room C111
Course Fee: Non-Consortium: $285 per person, Delta College Consortium: $0 per person
Required Equipment: Laptop computer required for first day of class. Patrol car equipped with radar unit on third day.
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
August 17, 2017


MICR Training (Michigan Incident Crime Reporting)  October 25, 2017   

The Michigan Incident Crime Reporting (MICR) Unit is offering training.  Classes cover classifying crimes according  to MICR specifications, interactive scenarios, discussion regarding hate/bias crimes, human trafficking, use of force,in-custody deaths, and many other topics.

Course Date:  October 25, 2017 
Course Time:  9am – 3pm
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room N007
To Register: Registration should be completed through MI-TRAIN at prior to attending a class.  Enter the course code Identification number 1068637 in the "Search by Course ID" box.  To choose the date and location you desire, click on the "Registration" tab, and click "Register" to make your selection.

If you have questions regarding the training, please contact Ms. Elizabeth Arritt at, or call 517-284-3317

PPCT Combat Firearms Instructor Course:  October 9-11, 2017

This program is designed to provide law enforcement officers with the skill, knowledge, and abilities to enhance officer survival during combat situations.  Even though training for situations whereas an officer has time, distance and cover is needed, this course will focus on the tactical environment whereas the officer experiences a startle response.  The information is based upon an extensive amount of research, leading to the methodology used to design this course with the intention of developing the ability to predict behaviors, both cognitively and unconsciously in order to form a pattern of threat recognition.  PREREQUISITE:  Attendees have to be currently certified firearms instructors, ie; MCOLES, FLETC, NRA to attend this course.

Course Dates:  October 9-11, 2017
Course Time:  8:30am - 4:30pm
Course Instructor:  Joe Ferrera
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room N007
Course Fee:  Non-Consortium – $375.00 per person, Delta College Consortium – $225.00 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: 
October 2, 2017

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PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Re-Certification:  December 11-13, 2017

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:   December 11-13, 2017
Course Time:  8:30am - 4:30pm
Course Instructor:  Kevin Rize
Course Location:  Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee: Price good till June 30, 2017: Non-Consortium – $300 per person, Delta College Consortium – $225 per person. Registration after June 30, 2017 increases to Non Consortium - $330 per person, Delta College Consortium - $255 per person. Change in price due to increase in manual costs.
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: 
December 4, 2017


SHARP: Sexual Harassment Assault Rape Prevention Instructor Seminar: October 23-25, 2017

The PPCT Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP) course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of women when control methods and assault prevention methods are required.  Principles and strategies for effectively reducing the likelihood of assault through actual techniques of countering an attack are stressed in this program.  Utilizing efficient and effective methods of subject control that do not rely on size and strength, PPCT has developed a training system that can be used by just about everyone who is interested in personal safety.  Topics covered:  Effects of Survival Stress on Performance, Instructor Development and Training Protocols, Prevention Psychology, Principles of Avoidance, Passive Releases and Escapes, Defensive Counter Strikes and Disarming.  The SHARPs program has been taught in High Schools, Universities and also being used as a Community Relations tool for law enforcement departments.

Course Dates: October 23-25, 2017
Course Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Course Instructor: Kevin Rize
Course Location:  Delta College Main Campus, Room TBA
Course Fee: Non-Consortium – $300 per person, Delta College Consortium – $225 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline:
October 16, 2017

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The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation:  September 26-28, 2017

More than 300,000 professionals in the law enforcement and security fields have attended this three (3) day program since it was first offered in 1974.  Participants come from both the private sector (retailing, finance, health care, manufacturing, etc.) and the public sector, including all levels of law enforcement and government; from every U.S. State and Canadian Province, as well as countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 

The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation is widely recognized as the most effective means available to exonerate the innocent and identify the guilty.  Seminar topics include Interview and Interrogation Preparation; Distinction between an Interview and Interrogation; Proper Room Environment; and Factors Affecting a Subject's Behavior.  Behavior Systems Analysis and the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation are also presented.

Course Dates:  September 26-28, 2017
Course Time:  8am - 3pm
Course Instructor:  John E. Reid and Associates
Course Location: Delta College Main Campus, Room TBD
Course Fee: Non-Consortium – $445 per person, Delta College Consortium – $400 per person
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: 
September 12, 2017


Threat Focused Shooting: September 27, 2017 

 This style of training deals with a spontaneous shooting situation that occurs in close quarters, majority of the time within 3-7 yards, where most documented police shootings occur.  The basis for this program is taken from the teachings of Lt Col Rex Applegate and his program of Combat Point Shooting.  This program is a 'hands-on' training that utilizes "Airsoft" weapons which will be supplied for the training.  Force on Force training will also take place (See below required equipment).  No live fire-arms will  be allowed in the classroom!  Because of the nature of this training, currently certified firearms instructors will be given first preference for this course until September 6, 2017

Course Date: 
September 27, 2017
Course Time:  8:30am - 4:30pm
Course Instructor:  Joe Ferrera
Course Location:  Delta College Main Campus, Room TBD
Course Fee:  Non-Consortium – $145 per person, Delta College Consortium – $95 per person
Required Equipment:  Heavy clothing consisting of long sleeve sweatshirt or heavy loose fitting jacket, loose fitting heavy material pants, baseball style cap, duty belt with holster capable of holding a Glock shaped firearm (NO LIVE Firearms), note taking material.
MCOLES Registered
Registration Deadline: 
September 20, 2017