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Police Academy and In-Service Training

April 2017 Training


Courtroom Testimony for Officers

This course will assist police officers towards becoming confident and convincing witnesses on the witness stand when testifying, how to avoid common defense traps, the pitfalls on cross examination, while emphasizing the importance of follow up, preparation and detail in police reports.  Students will take part in a mock trial and actually testify in both direct and cross exam.  Cross exam will be challenging and demonstrate the most common defense techniques utilized to "trap" police officers and make them look bad.  Experience has shown that this part of the course, utilizing audience participation and feedback, is most appreciated and fun.

Course Date:    April 7, 2017

Course Time:    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Stuart Fenton, Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Emmett County

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:    March 30, 2017

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Grant Writing

On April 19 - 20, 2017, Delta College Public Safety & Training will host a 2-day specialized class for Public Safety/First Responder Agencies on developing, writing and applying for grant programs.  The class will be presented by staff from First Responder Grants, Inc. (  Participants will learn the skills needed to properly research, develop and apply to grant funding streams specific to Public Safety, Emergency Management and Homeland Defense.

The training is specifically directed at First Responder and Public Safety Agencies of Police/Fire/EMS and Emergency Management or local government agencies seeking grant funding from Federal/State/Local grant funding sources.

The Grant Writing Training will be presented by nationally known grant consultant and author Margaret Stark of Grant Writers Handbook.  Considered a leading public safety certified Sr Grant Consultant, Ms. Stark has also served as a public safety administrator.  Since 1998, she has helped public safety agencies like yours win over $875,000,000 in grant awards.  Her students maintain a +80% overall win record, many on their first application.

Course Dates:    April 19 - 20, 2017

Course Time:    8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Margaret Stark

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBD

Course Fee:    $450.00 per person

For further class information or to register using a major credit card call:

Kurt Bradley, (863) 551-9598 or email

Margaret Stark, (540) 230-8440 or email

Online registration and more information is available at: (if you register here, a courtesy billing invoice will be sent to you)



 STOPS Instructor Course

Pro Train will be certifying officers in your area in our proven officer survival system. There are nearly 4500 STOPS Instructors throughout the United States. Officers completing this course will be certified to INSTRUCT officers in the STOPS officer survival program. Upon completion of the STOPS program your officers will be able to SAFELY execute vehicle stops, pedestrian contacts, commercial vehicle stops, vehicle extractions, drug interdiction stops, and high risk (felony) stops. Officers will be trained in risk assessments, and proven methods to counter both felonious and accidental assaults. Vehicle stops will be broken into 12 ambush zones for the officer to be aware of, and escape techniques to counter and defeat any type of assault. The STOPS program is based upon research from officers that have been injured or killed in the line of duty. We then developed strategies and tactics that countered the assaults, which will greatly increase the officers survival probability. The STOPS program is nationally and internationally recognized as the leading program in tactical/officer survival training available.  Vehicle stops will be divided into low risk, unknown risk, and high risk. Each category has pre planned options to minimize the chances of being assaulted by both accidental and felonious means. One of the goals is for the officers to always be thinking about the safest way to deal with every situation, and for the officer to recognize the danger cues. If an assault occurs our students will dominate through superior training and a warrior mindset.   
The STOPS program is currently instructed at police academies nationwide as THE safest way to conduct traffic stops. If an officer is expected to conduct traffic stops, he/she should at least be trained how to conduct them safely. Our motto says it all "STOPS SAVES COPS"! 
STOPS training is realistic and extremely dynamic with both classroom and dynamic field exercises. These classes will also include our bonus simunitions force on force training, and our tactical live fire course.
The cost of this Instructor level certification course is only $515. Instructors will then be certified to teach the STOPS Officers Survival System for 36 months.  The STOPS Instructors Re certification will take place on April 3-6, 2017, and only costs $315.
Discounts will be given for consortium members associated with Delta College.
Strategies & Tactics of Patrol Stops Instructor Course Outline
Chapter 1- Introduction to Strategies & Tactics of Patrol Stops
Chapter 2- Low Risk Stops (5 approach patterns)
Chapter 3- Unknown Risk Stops ( 5 patterns that bring a violator back to the patrol car)
Chapter 4- When Risk Factors Change (Escape from the 8 kill zones)
Chapter 5- High Risk Stops (The safest way to take violent perps from the vehicle)
Chapter 6- Commercial Vehicle Stops
Chapter 7- Tactical Stops for Motorcycle Officers
Chapter 8- Pedestrian Stops
Chapter 9- Tactical Drug Interdiction Stops
Chapter 10- Tactical Two Officer Deployments
Chapter 11- Tactical Vehicle Extractions
Chapter 12- Ambush Tactics for Undercover Units
Chapter 13- Subject Control Tactics for Stops
Chapter 14- Survival Mindset
Chapter 15- Legal Issues 
Chapter 16- Firearms Training
Chapter 17- Simulated Training Scenarios
Chapter 18-Accident Scene Control
Chapter 19- Mental Health Survival for Law Enforcement
Chapter 20- Instructor Protocols 

Course Date:    April 3-6, 2017

Course Time:    0830am - 0430 pm

Course Instructor:    Ron Hantz, STOPS Instructor

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

                    Room:    TBA

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium Members:                New Cert:    $515.00 per person

                                                                                        Re-Cert:    $315.00 per person

                         Delta College Consortium Members:  New Cert:    $480.00 per person

                                                                                        Re-Cert:    $280.00 per person

Please contact us with any questions at (574) 310-1277 or email at

Registration can be completed online at



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