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Police Academy and In-Service Training

October Training


Basic FTO Course

This 4-day course id designed to provide knowledge and training to develop Field Training Officers' skills.  Each net 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

Instructor:  Steven Kellams of FTO Solutions.  In 2000 Lieutenant Kellams was instrumental in redesigning the field training program for the Bloomington, Indiana Police Department 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.

Dates:    October 17 - 20, 2016

Time:    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location:  Grand Blanc Township Police Dept.

                   5405 South Saginaw Street, Flint MI 48480

Cost:  LEORTC Member Licensed Officers - Prepaid

           LEORTC Non-Licensed Personnel - $200 per person

           Delta College Consortium Members - $200 per person

           Non-Member Agencies - $325.00 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 send an e-mail message to

Delta College Consortium Members Registration:  Call Dawn at (989) 686-9176


Emergency Vehicle Operation  EVO - SUV

This is an eight hour course that starts with a short classroom update session followed by the remainder of time spent on the driving range performing "behind the wheel" exercises.  This course will place emphasis on the SUV models of patrol vehicles, pointing out the major differences between these and the conventional patrol car.

Course Date/Time:      October 10, 2016:       1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

OR:                                October 11, 2016:        8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please Circle the Session you wish to attend

Course Instructor:      Brian Schroer

Course Location:         Delta College,  Room TBA

Course Fee:                 Non-Consortium:                 $105.00 per person

                                       Delta College Consortium:  $0.00 per person

Equipment Needed:  One SUV model patrol vehicle per three officers attending.

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:  October 3, 2016

Download Registration Form (PDF)



FOIA for Law Enforcement

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 requestor 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:    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Attorney James O. Branson

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                   $105.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $50.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    October 5, 2017

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PPCT Gage/SKD Instructor Course

This week long course of instruction will teach Instructor Level Ground Avoidance Ground Escape (GAGE) and Spontaneous Knife Defense (SKD).  All officers will be trained in Threat Pattern Recognition, how to avoid being taken to the ground and how to effectively escape if they are grounded.  Course Topics:  Use of Force Human Factors, Instructor Development and Training Protocols, HFRG (PPCT) Control Principles, Ground Avoidance Ground Escape Techniques, Principles of Edge Weapon Assaults, Vital Edge Weapon Targets, HFRG Spontaneous Knife Defense System.

Course Dates:    October 10 - 14, 2016

Course Time:    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Kevin Rize

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                    $500.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium:                     $325.00 per person

Required Equipment:    Loose athletic wear, duty belt (no firearms) and handcuffs. 

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    October 3, 2016

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Remington 870 Armorer

 Model 870 Sample Field Class Outline

Day 1:    8:30 - 9:00     Welcome to Class

              9:00 - 9:30     General Information: Ordering Parts, Tool Use, Factory Service

            9:30 - 11:00      M/870 PowerPoint Presentation

          11:00 - 12:00      M/870 Disassembly & Re-assembly Demonstration

          12:00 -  1:00       Lunch

             1:00 - 4:00       Initial Inspection, Safety Concerns, Checks & Troubleshooting, Repair Procedures & Adjustments, Older Style & Newer Style Parts, Service Checks, Maintenance of Shotgun & Cleaning Procedures, Barrel Stampings & Serial Number Structure,  "Hands-On" Disassembly & Re-Assembly of Students' M/870s.

Day 2:    8:30 - 12:00    See Day 1, Afternoon Session

              12:00 - 1:00    Lunch

                1:00 - 4:00    Practical Test:    Students Evaluating and Troubleshooting several M/870s (Provided by Instructor) that have been "tricked" with several mechanical problems

Date:    October 3 - 4, 2016

Time:    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location:    Delta College, Room TBA

Instructors:    Remington Approved Instructors

Fee:    $450.00 per person

Download Registration Form (PDF)

MCOLES Registered

Requirements:    Each Student MUST Bring the SPECIFIC Police Style Model Firearm to Class, CASED.



Remington 700 Armorer

Day 1:    8:30 - 9:00    Welcome to Class

              9:00 - 9:00    General Information; Ordering Parts, Tool Use, Factory Service

              9:30 - 11:00   M/700 PowerPoint Presentation

             11:00 - 12:00  M/700 Disassembly & Re-assembly Demonstration

             12:00 - 1:00     Lunch

               1:00 - 4:00    Initial Inspection, Safety Concerns, Checks & Troubleshooting, Repair Procedures & Adjustments, Older Style & Newer Style Parts, Service Checks, Maintenance of Shotgun & Cleaning Procedures, Barrel Stampings & Serial Number Structure.  "Hands on" Disassembly & Re-assembly of Students' M/700s.

Date:    October 5, 2016

Time:    8:30am - 4:30pm

Location:    Delta College, Room TBA 

Instructors:    Remington Approved Instructors

Fee:    $225.00 per person

Download Registration Form (PDF)

MCOLES Registered

Requirements:    Specific Police Style Model Firearm will be provided for class by Remington



Shaykhet Edged Weapon Defense Training

Shaykhet Training is a provider of specialized methods of self-defense.  The company offers training for the Shaykhet method, which is practical and easy to master for law enforcement officials.  The method was created by Lee Shaykhet, who has experience training the former Soviet Army and has provided instruction for law enforcement and military organizations in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida and Minnesota, as well as Canada.  This course covers the basic principles of low key verbalization, quick closure, behind the back positioning, head control and closing distance.

1:  Overhead (high knife position) attack

2:  Underhand (low knife position) attack

3:  Firearm response.

4:  Chair application

5:  Conclusion and Debriefing

Basic principles:  Low key verbalization, quick closure, behind the back positioning, head control, closing the distance

5: Conclusion and Debriefing

Course Dates:  October 26, 2016

Course Time:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:  Lee Shaykhet

Course Location:  Delta College, Room TBA

Course Fee:  Non-Consortium:                   $105.00 per person

                       Delta College Consortium:    $75.00 per person

MCOLES 302 Registered

Registration Deadline:  October 18, 2016

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Liquor Law Enforcement

Training for Law Enforcement:  What you need to know about Michigan Liquor Law and Licensing Process.  This eight-hour MCOLES-approved class is for all law enforcement officers that deal with any form of the Michigan Liquor Code.  The course will start with licensing and a complete overview of the application process.  The student will gain an in-depth knowledge of the Michigan Liquor Laws.  The class will continue with a community-based approach on working with licensed establishments to reduce and prevent calls for service.  Officers will learn how the objection and renewal process works and what role law enforcement has in the process.  When the officer leaves they will have a complete knowledge of the liquor process in Michigan. 

Course Curriculum:

Licenses and overview of application process

Michigan Liquor Law

Violations and decoy operations

Hearing process and objections to renewals

Working with Michigan Liquor Control and licensed establishments.

Course Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Course Location:    Delta College, Room TBD

Course Fee:    $195.00 per officer

302 Funding Approved

Course Offered By:    National Hospitality Institute (NHI)

To Register:    Download this form

Contact:   David M. Puck,  Phone 800-292-2896 ext. 108


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