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Police Academy and In-Service Training

August Training 

Automobile Theft Investigation

The Michigan Association of Vehicle Theft Investigators (MAVTI) has partnered with the Michigan Auto Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) to bring free certified vehicle theft training of all forms to the law enforcement community within Michigan.  All courses are MCOLES certified and are available to all MCOLES certified law enforcement officers, including Motor Carrier, DNR, Federal, and Tribal officers; as well as, cadets and recruits of MCOLES recognized law enforcement academies. - Reminder there is no charge to any agency or individual officer to attend this training.

Stolen Passenger Vehicles-Investigation & Identification- Vehicle Theft training for the road patrol officer, detective, and other law enforcement professionals with the "must know" most updated information needed to successfully detect, seize, and positively identify stolen vehicles.  Attendees learn the keys to detecting stolen vehicles, VIN construction, how to positively identify vehicles, interviewing techniques, and legal issues relating to vehicle theft investigation.  Attendees will be instructed on the application process for various branded vehicle titles including Assembled, Salvage, and Scrap titles.  This course provides the most comprehensive instruction on past and present VIN concealment methods, current theft trends, and title fraud schemes currently being utilized by large-scale criminal organizations.

Course Dates:            August 21, 2014

Course Time:             8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Kyle McPhee

Course Location:      Delta College, Room F-025

Course Fee:              $0.00 per person

To Register:    By email:     By Phone:    (517)-749-4188, or (517)-819-5542


Drive to Survive Seminar

The lead trainer, Captain Travis Yates has been the monthly EVOC Writer for Police One for the last decade and was the 2008 Law Officer Magazine Trainer of the Year.  A sample of the topics included in this Seminar include:

  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Attitude vs. Ability
  • Emergency & Non-Emergency Driving
  • Pursuits
  • Effects of Stress
  • Intersection Clearance
  • The Deadliest Errors
  • Distractions
  • Best Practices in Training
  • Seatbelts & Speed
  • And Much More ..........

Course Date:    August 11, 2014

Course Time:    8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Course Location:    Delta College, Room N007

Course Fee:    $89.00 per person

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MCOLES Registration Pending


Emergency Vehicle Operation

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.  The student will gain an understanding of new patrol vehicle technology such as stabili-track, electronic stability control, and electronic traction control, along with the dynamics of body shift and body roll.

Course Date:    August  26, 2014

Course Time:    12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Brian Schroer

Course Location:    Delta College, Room J131

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium-            $105.00 per person

                          $95.00 per person for 3 or more officers from the same agency per session

                          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:    August 19, 2014

To Register:    Download registration form (PDF)


Use of Force Considerations

This Use of Force Course is comprised of four different modules.  On the first half of day one, attendees will learn about the legal aspects of using force.  The second half of that day Tactical Emergency casualty care will be taught.  Attendees will leave with a tourniquet and Israeli Bandage for personal use.  Day two the class will be divided with one half going to traffic stops while the other goes to building entries for 1-2 officers.  After lunch the groups will switch.  These exercises will be done dynamically using airsoft weapons.  Testing will take place after each module.

Course Dates:    August 18-19, 2014

Course Time:    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Gerald Ladwig, Rich Holland, & approved tactical instructors

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:    $0.00 per person

This course is limited to 20 students.  Delta College Consortium Members have first registration consideration until Aug 4, 2014 after which registration is accepted on a first come-first serve basis.

Required Equipment:    Duty belt (NO live weapons), heavy clothing, duty footwear, rain gear in case of inclimate weather on day two.

Grant funded by MCOLES

Registration Deadline:    August 11, 2014

To Register download Registration Form (PDF)



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