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Police Academy and In-Service Training

October Training


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
  • Develop a Scenario and additional Training Plans
  • Understand the purpose of program management and control

Course Dates:    October 6 - 9, 2014

Course Time:    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Course Location:    Flint Township Police Department, 5200 Norko Drive, Flint MI 48507

Course Instructor:    Steven Kellams, FTO Solutions

Course Fee:    LEORTC Member Licensed Officers - Prepaid

                          Delta College Consortium Members - $200.00 per person

                          Non-Member Agencies - $325.00 per person

Registration:    Call the LEORTC at (810) 232-2654 or send an e-mail message to

                           Delta College Consortium Members, call Dawn at (989) 686-9176

MCOLES Registered


Nuts -n- Bolts of OWI Arrests

This one day seminar will train law-enforcement officers on the issues that come up with the Secretary of State and reading a driving record.  What SFSTs (Standardized Field Sobriety Tests) are and what they can show.  For recent case law issues, there will be a session on the latest case law and statutory changes as well as a session on the foundational requirements to get breath and blood tests into evidence.

Course Date:    October 30, 2014

Course Time:    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Ken Stecker, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, PAAM

Course Location:    Delta College, Room N007

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:    $0.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $0.00 per person

MCOLES Approved

Registration Deadline:    October 22, 2014

To Register Download Registration Form (PDF) 


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 13, 2014

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

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    September 29, 2014

Download Registration Form (PDF)   


PPCT Ground Avoidance Ground Escape (GAGE) Instructor Re-Certification

This course of instruction re-certifies instructors to be able to teach officers how to avoid being taken to the ground and how to effectively escape if they are grounded.  Topics discussed include falling techniques, ground avoidance techniques, ground defense positions, ground escapes, headlock escapes, and defense against chokes.  It reviews tactics for both open and narrow environments; reviews the four most common ground positions and escapes; refines the student's physical techniques; and presents instructional methods for teaching survival skills.  Participants need to bring their manuals.

Course Dates:            October 8-9, 2014

Course Time:              8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:     Kevin Rize

Course Location:       Delta College, Room   TBA

Course Fee:               Non-Consortium:

                                     Gage Instructor Recertification:    $255.00 per person 

                                     Delta College Consortium Member:

                                     Gage Instructor Re-cert:   $150.00 per person 

 MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    October 1, 2014

Registration Form Download (PDF)


Sovereign Citizen Training

Course Topics:    Understanding the Sovereign Citizen Movement

                               Investigating Illegitimate Financial Tactics

                               Understanding the Threat

                               Local Issues/ Instructor Panel

Who Should Attend:    State, local and tribal patrol and street-level law enforcement officers as well as court officials/officers and analytical personnel assigned to a unit with responsibilities in the area of information gathering and/or investigation of terrorism and criminal extremism will benefit from this training.  Course topics address the basic beliefs of sovereign citizens and the threats that the criminal extremist element of sovereign citizens present to law enforcement officers.  Extensive coverage will be afforded to indicators that law enforcement officers can observe and hear to better enable them to recognize sovereign citizens and determine the level of threat.  Emphasis will be given to the problems that sovereign citizens present in court and other legal situations.  The various financial frauds employed by sovereign citizens will also be discussed.

Registration:    There is no registration fee.  Travel, lodging, and per diem expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.  Class size is limited, so please register early to reserve your space.  Complete the registration form online at  Once you complete the form, enter mi1001training in the Registration Code field at the bottom and click submit.  Once your registration is received and accepted, Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) staff will e-mail or fax a confirmation memo.  For security reasons, only those individuals having a confirmed advance registration will be admitted to the workshop, and no registrations will be accepted at the door.  Departmental Identification will be required at check-in.  For questions regarding registration, call IIR at (800)-446-0912, extension 266 or 362.  Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Contact IIR for further information.

Sponsored by:    Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Hosted by:    Delta College Department of Public Safety & Training

                     United States Attorneys' Offices, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

                     Michigan State Police

                     Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN)

Location:    Delta College, 1961 Delta Road, University Center MI  48710. 

                     Room:   G-160

Schedule:    October 1, 2014

                      Check-In:    7:30 am - 8:00 am

                      Training:    8:00 am - 4:30 pm



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