Police In-Service Training

Kellogg Community College is committed to providing quality in-service police training. We are the administrator of the Tri-County Law Enforcement Consortium, which currently consists of 24 member police agencies. Membership is voluntary, but the benefits include a free legal update, advance notification of seminars and discounted rates for seminars.

Our in-service training is always on the leading edge. Our recognized specialties include SWAT, K-9, Firearms Instructor, Basic Crime Scene, Dignitary Protection, Emergency Vehicle Operations and the Police Patrol Canine School.

Much of our in-service training is conducted through a grant with the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). MCOLES grants pay for 75 percent of the cost of training and the agencies pay the remaining 25 percent.

We continue to bring in training on a variety of topics from nationwide experts to accommodate the needs of our law enforcement community. If your department has specific training needs please contact the Criminal Justice office at any time and we will do our best to meet your needs.

All of our training is approved by MCOLES and eligible for 302 funds.

2014 Law Enforcement Training Opportunities

Documenting Force

Two Sessions:
Session 1 – July 28-29, 2014
Session 2 – July 30-31, 2014

Documenting Force delivers proven strategies that help officers avoid unnecessary internal and external scrutiny. Lesson provides dozens of report examples for use in the field. Participants receive instruction on how to:

  • Limit individual and agency liability
  • Explain tactical decisions using quantifiable terms
  • Identify critical details needs in use of force reports
  • Examine reports for clarity, accuracy, and completeness
  • Apply strategies that make reports easier to read and write

Consortium Fee: $ 175
Non-Consortium Fee: $250

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Firearms Instructor School

June 16-20, 2014

With classroom and range exercises, this 56-hour course will provide participants with the instructional and diagnostic techniques necessary to teach fundamental skills for both the handgun and shotgun. Participants will also be introduced to instructional methodologies for the patrol rifle and for using reality based training to increase officer survival and improve decision making skills.

Consortium Fee: $300
Non-Consortium Fee: $500

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Intermediate SWAT

June 9-11, 2014

This 24-hour course offers training for SWAT team members with prior basic SWAT training and will address intermediate and advanced tactics and techniques. Students will build upon the skills established in Basic SWAT training by participating in multiple fast-paced field training exercises that will improve and enhance tactical skills such as the resolution of barricaded suspect situations, individual and team covert movement, less-lethal and diversionary device usage, high-risk warrant service and hostage rescue techniques.

Consortium Fee: $275
Non-Consortium Fee: $375

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First Line Supervision

March 18-20, 2014

All of us are familiar with the term, Minimum Standards. We use minimum standards for everything from firearms to understanding constitutional law. However, many of us use minimum standards as a destination while we should be using it as a starting line. How do we change this mentality? LEADERSHIP. This class is all about providing you the tools you need to become the best leader you can be. Doing that comes with the understanding that great leadership is the result of a lifetime of learning and experience combined with a commitment to help others do the same. If you are looking to improve the performance, relationships, and morale of your department, then this class is for you.

At the conclusion of this class participant will:

  • Understand the Paradigm Effect, Paradigm Paralysis, and its impact on your ability to effectively lead.
  • Understand the importance of having, celebrating and sustaining a belief system
  • Understand the difference between management and leadership and how they impact different areas
  • Understand how to apply the Leadership Test©
  • Understand how to use and apply the DiSC® profile ad it applies to supervision
  • Understand the myth surrounding the “Perfect Leader


  • Historical leaders are brought to life and examined in this multi-sensory experience
  • Learn how we are affected by our practices and generational differences
  • See the difference between your “circle of comfort” and your “circle of influence”
  • Experience how our profession is impacted by the “Blame Game”
  • Receive tools that will help you with relationships between subordinates and everyone you serve – Understanding The Parmenio Factor
  • Leadership and Law Enforcement: Becoming the professional we want to be

*NOTE: Registration must be completed at http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=12113

Consortium Fee: $295
Non-Consortium Fee: $295


Speed Measurement Enforcement Certification

March 8 and April 12, 2014
Lane Thomas Building, Room 303

This two-day course is designed to prepare Michigan police officers for the task of operating traffic speed enforcement devices. In addition to the operational training, the course provides knowl-edge that is required for related speed enforcement tasks such as testifying, licensing requirements, and related case law.

Minimum registration required: 10 participants

Consortium Fee: $100
Non-Consortium Fee: $100

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 Sexual Assault Training

April 8-9, 2013
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lane Thomas Building, Room 303

The intent of the training is to improve the quality of the response by patrol officers and other first responders to sexual victimization. This training will also provide responding officers with the legal, procedural and behavioral characteristics associated with sexual assault.
There is no charge to agencies or participants for this training.

The 16-hour course will address:

  • Victim vulnerability, accessibility, and credibility;
  • Communication skills with victims of non-stranger sexual assault;
  • Safety considerations and personal awareness at the scene
  • The legal authority to act, including interview and interrogation strategies;
  • Building partnerships within the community to address sexual assault victimization.

The training is registered with MCOLES and the class will be limited to 25 participants. The training is intended for patrol officers and service providers who respond to sexual assaults and sexual victimization.

Law enforcement officers—remember your MCOLES number!

Lunch will be on your own.

Consortium Fee: Free
Non-Consortium Fee: Free

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