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Police Academy and In-Service Training

May 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:    Friday, May 15, 2015

Course Time:    8:30 am to 4:00 pm

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

Course Location:    Delta College, Room F-024

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                 $105.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Member:    $75.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    May 7, 2015

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Evidence Technician Course

This full week, hands-on course is designed for police officers wanting to improve their knowledge regarding their ability to recognize and collect physical evidence from a crime scene.  Training will consist of a combination of classroom lecture and hands-on training in the core physical evidence categories:  latent prints, biology, footwear/tire tracks, firearms and tool marks and trace evidence.  Hands-on and lecture training will also be provided in the documentation of crime scenes with photography, notes and sketches.  A stocked evidence tech tool kit will be available at the end of class to those participants registering prior to April 10, 2015.  A list of kit contents will be provided to all participants.

Course Dates:    May 4 - 8, 2015

Course Time:    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBD

Course Instructor:    Michigan State Police, Crime Lab Forensic Scientists

Required Equipment:Digital camera, owner's manual for camera, and tripod

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:  $775.00 per person with kit/$425.00 per person without kit 

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $675.00 per person with kit/$325.00 per person without kit

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline with kit:    April 10, 2015

Registration Deadline without kit:    April 22, 2015

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Patrol Rifle Instructor Course

This course is for already certified firearms (pistol) instructors.  The student of this training will gain the knowledge of how to articulate and instruct the safe carry and storage; care and maintenance; sighting; setting up and engaging in live-fire drills; functions of the rifle and more to future operators of semi-auto patrol rifles. 

Course Dates:    May 11 - 15, 2015

Course Time:    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Thomas Royal & Bruce Coxworth, Certified Firearms/Patrol Rifle Instructors

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                $525.00 per person

                         Delta College Consortium Member:    $325.00 per person

Required Equipment:    Semi-Auto patrol rifle, 1,000 rounds of rifle ammunition, duty belt and holstered duty pistol with 100 rounds of pistol ammunition, eye and ear protection, baseball style cap, roll out mat ( for prone shooting), 'clean' 2G or larger flash drive for power point program.  Attendees are advised to bring clothing for inclement weather as this course is held "rain or shine".

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    May 4, 2015

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Speed Measurement Instructor Training

This 2-day course is designed to train current speed measurement operators, who have at least two years' experience as an operator of both Traffic Radar and Lidar, to effectively teach the speed measurement operator course as instructors.  Attendees of this course will have had to complete a general instructor school ( minimum of 24 hours) or possess documentable prior work experience in teaching or classroom instruction to attend this course.   This course will further the prospective instructor's knowledge base on the latest technology on speed timing, the exercises needed to properly instruct students in the proper use/care of speed timing devices and being to competently testify to the units readings in a court of law.

Course Dates:  May 13-14, 2015

Course Time:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:  Sgt. Lance Cook, MSP

Course Location:  Delta College, Room - TBA

Required Equipment:  Patrol car with working RADAR unit as well as LIDAR unit for both days of instruction.

Course Fee:  Non- Consortium:                                $225.00 per person

                       Delta College Consortium Members:  $145.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:  May 6, 2015

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