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Police Academy and In-Service Training

September Training


Emergency Vehicle Operation - EVO/SUV

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.  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:    September 8, 2014        Registration Deadline:    September 1, 2014

Course Time:    12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Course Date:    September 9, 2014        Registration Deadline:    September 2, 2014

Course Time:    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Course Instructor:    Brian Schroer

Course Location:    Delta College, Room J131

Course Fee:    Non Consortium:    $105.00 per person

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

                          Delta College Consortium:    $0.00 per person

Equipment Needed:    Attendees need to bring one SUV model patrol vehicle for every three officers attending.

MCOLES Registered

To register for Sept. 8, 2014   Download Registration Form (PDF)

To register for Sept 9, 2014    Download Registration Form (PDF)






GLOCK Armorer's Course

Learn how to safely use and maintain your weapon in a one day (8 hour) class. This course will instruct the students on GLOCK's "Safe Action" design, Function of safeties, unloading and clearing, Field Stripping & Reassembly, Detail Dis-assembly and Reassembly of Slide, Fire Control Component Configurations/Engagement, Sights and tools, Diagnostics/Trouble Shooting guides and Options/Alternate Parts Offered.

To be eligible to take the Armorers Course you must be an active law enforcement or military officer, private security, GLOCK Stocking Dealer/Range Program Employee or current GSSF member.

Course Date:    September 23, 2014

Course Time:    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Course Location:    Delta College, Room N007

Course Instructor:    GLOCK Approved Instructor

Course Fee:    $195.00 per person

Registration:    Registration is being completed by GLOCK.

MCOLES Registered



Hero's Path of Excellence

What is it that allows some men and women to remain calm, focused, in control and confident, draw on their training and preparation, and perform heroically in the middle of tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving events?  Why is it that when some men and women, when faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles and challenges have the ability to rise above and succeed despite the magnitude of those challenges?  What is it about the way these men and women, these heroes, think, act, train, prepare and respond that allows them to perform at the highest levels?

The Heroes Path to Excellence in Law Enforcement will explore these very questions and provide simple, proven strategies that every law enforcement professional can apply in his or her own life to guide them on the heroes path to personal and professional excellence.

This engaging and inspiring seminar will build on three main themes:

1.  Life's Most Powerful Question - What's Important Now?

2.  "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to preserve and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." Christopher Reeves'

3.  Excellence in a Choice

The stories of law enforcement professionals, military personnel and civilians, ordinary men and women, who when faced with violent attacks, serious injuries, health issues and life's many other challenges, persevered, endured and found a way to be victorious will be examined throughout the day.  The lessons learned from these 'heroes' will come to life through their stories.

Strategies covered during the day include:

W.I.N. - Life's Most Powerful Question

The Power of Commitment:

          Pursuit of Personal Excellence




          Brother and Sister Officers


Dealing with Change

There is more to the Warrior Spirit than War

Focus on what you Control

A new definition of Failure

Embrace the Suck and Find the Good

Everyone is in a position to Lead

This seminar may just change the way you think, the way you train and the way you live.

Course Instructor:    Brian Willis

Course Date:   September 18, 2014

Course Location:   Delta College Planetarium

                                 Room DCPL-122

                                 100 Center Ave

                                 Bay City, MI  48708    

Course Times:    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Course Fee:    $95.00 per person.  Includes a copy of the acclaimed book If I Knew Then:  Life Lessons From Cops on the Street

Registration Information:    To register go to and click on the Training Schedule link.                                              


Managing the Property and Evidence Room

This course will provide participants with a basic understanding for the legal and ethical requirements in order to properly operate a professional evidence / property management system.  To familiarize fellow law enforcement professionals with the techniques and responsibilities involved in the function of a property room environment.  Encourage one another to exchange ideas to improve the understanding and functionality of the property management system within their own agency.

Course Dates:    September 23 - 24, 2014

Course Time:      08:00 am to 05:00 pm

Course Location:  To be announced after May 1, 2014

Course Instructor:    Joseph Willis



Off Road Motorcycle, ATV, Snowmobile 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 Snowmobile & ATV Investigation & Identification.  Michigan has one of the largest registered snowmobile populations in the nation, which makes for a target rich environment for the criminal element looking to capitalize on an unattended sled. This course addresses the State of Michigan snowmobile registration process; in addition, to current theft trends, and past and present renumbering techniques. Attendees learn how to spot altered or re-stamped identification numbers, secondary methods of identification, and other investigative techniques.

 Course Dates:            September 18, 2014

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

Course Instructor:       Kyle McPhee

Course Location:        Delta College, Room N007

Course Fee:                 $0.00 per person

To Register:                 By phone:  (517) 749-4188 or (517) 819-5542

                                       By email:




Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

The tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course was developed from the military Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training. TECC is adapted to provide operators with battlefield proven trauma care information and techniques. This training increases the likelihood of survivability for casualties of significant trauma due to hostile action, particularly penetrating trauma.

Students will be emailed study material prior to the course. Students will be provided with an electronic version of the military TCCC Tactical Combat Casualty Care Handbook to study.

This course will include a bandaging system as well as a tactical tourniquet that each participant can take back from class.

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course students should review the attachments prior to the class. The TCCC skill set for "Deploying Combatants" information will be presented in the TECC course. The TCCC handbook covers both basic and advanced level material. The TECC course will only address the basic level material related to "Deploying Combatants".  Please study only that material. Students are encouraged to bring any medical gear they carry on duty as we will try to cover how to use it, time allowing. Students may also bring ballistic or tactical vests.

Important Note:  The tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course consists of lecture, video and practical application. Students should expect and be prepared for the following during the practical training component:

1.  Casualty assessment that includes physical examination (touched by another person) without removal of clothing.

2.  Casualty treatment that may cause brief physical discomfort (direct pressure and/ or tourniquet application, etc).

3.  Casualty movement that requires the lifting or dragging of another person for a short distance.  Brief physical discomfort may occur.

4.  A portion of the practical training will take place on the floor or other hard surface. You may get a little dirty. Dress accordingly. BDU's or other training uniform, knee pads or other padding is highly recommended.

Course Dates:    September 16, 2014

Course Time:    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Rick Holland, Tactical Combat Casualty Care Instructor

Course Location:    Delta College, Room N007

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:                                    $125.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $75.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:  September 8, 2014

Download Registration Form (PDF)


Tactical Leadership Managing Critical Incidents for Line Level Supervisors

This one-day course is designed to provide you, the first-line supervisor, with the tools necessary to effectively lead police officers and manage critical incidents.

Tactical Leadership addresses the skills necessary to establish a cohesive and forward thinking team and ready them for success on the street. In addition,videos of actual critical incidents will be viewed, analyzed and discussed in order to develop a workable understanding of how to manage an event to a successful conclusion.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Apply leadership skills to address common officer issues
  • Communicate effectively within the team
  • Identify the essential components necessary for supervisory success in the field
  • Understand the importance of the supervisor's role in maintaining discipline and the prevention of corrupt practices and police misconduct
  • Act and decide effectively during critical incidents
  • Apply policies, procedures, and tactical skills to resolve major police events

Date/Time:            Friday, September 12, 2014, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location:                U of M-Flint, University Center, Michigan Rooms A, B, & C

                                400 Mill Street, Flint, Michigan 48502 (park in parking ramp)

Hotel:                      Wingate ($75),  1359 Grand Pointe Court, Grand Blanc, MI  48439

                                (810) 694-9900, Block Name "LEORTC Leadership."

Cost:                        LEORTC Licensed Members:               Prepaid                                 

                                  All Others:                                             $105 p/p

                                 LEORTC licensed Members and all others register at

                                 (810)-232-2654 or send an e-mail to

                                 Delta College Consortium Members:    $75 p/p 

                                 register at (989) 686-9176 or email    

Creator/Instructor:  Sgt. Keith Wenzel began supervising in-service training for the Dallas, TX Police Department in 2007. In addition to developing curriculum, his responsibilities included vehicle operation, defensive tactics, reality based training and use of force. He is a former SWAT Member/Trainer and Below 100 Instructor.



The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation

More than 300,00 professionals in the law enforcement and security fields have attended this three (3) day program since it was first offered in 1974. Participants come from both the private sector (retailing, finance, health care, manufacturing, etc.) and the public sector, including all levels of law enforcement and government; from every U.S. State and Canadian Province, as well as countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation is widely recognized as the most effective means available to exonerate the innocent and identify the guilty. Seminar topics include Interview and Interrogation Preparation; Distinction between an Interview and Interrogation; Proper Room Environment; and Factors Affecting a Subject's Behavior. Behavior Systems Analysis and the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation are also presented.

Course Dates:    September 30 - October 2, 2014

Course Time:    8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Course Instructor:    John E. Reid and Associates

Course Location:    Delta College

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:    $420.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $325.00 per person

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    September 18, 2014

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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:    September 15-16, 2014

Course Time:    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Gerald Ladwig, Rick 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 September 1, 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;    September 8, 2014

Download Registration Form (PDF)



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