Northern Michigan University serves as a training center for Upper Peninsula and Upper Great Lakes law enforcement personnel.  The NMU Public Safety Institute coordinates these training programs, which include a 16-week regional training academy, basic and advanced law enforcement courses, programs and seminars.

The NMU Public Safety Institute is grant-funded and offers the following courses when funding is available:

Basic courses cover such topics as firearms, precision driving, first aid and CPR, police tactics, defensive tactics, domestic violence, traffic enforcement, mountain bike patrol, criminal law and other law enforcement areas.

Advanced courses include legal update training, precision driving, advanced law enforcement training, tactical pistol course, first-line supervisor training, firearm instructor update and evidence technician training.

For more information, please contact Sgt. Adam Maynard, Training Director of the NMU Public Safety Institute and Regional Police Academy at 906-227-1408.

In 2022, after drug trafficking, human trafficking is the fastest growing, largest criminal activity worldwide.  This course will teach participants the prevalence, scope and nature of Trafficking in PERSONS (TIP). Since human trafficking often hides in plain sight, people working on the front lines, such as 911 operators, law enforcement, EMT’s, fire fighters or hospital staff play a vital role but unfortunately miss the signs or misidentify the crime or situation. Learn what to look for in both victim and trafficker profiles, where to find trafficking and how to respond and support potential human trafficking victims appropriately and safely. Local incidents will be shared. 

 

***This class meets and exceeds the State of Michigan mandate that all healthcare providers receive Human trafficking training for license renewal and covers new State of MI Legal law enforcement updates.***

 

A four (4) hour program designed to make officers aware of the latest changes in the State and Federal laws which they enforce and govern their actions. (4 hour combination material presentation, question and answer, and discussion)

MCOLES Registered Training – Eligible For 302 Funding

March 22nd 2024 - Munising, MI., Noon-4pm.  https://cvent.me/N849bv

March 25th, 2024 - Menominee, MI.,  Noon-4pm https://cvent.me/dlq5XD

March 29th, 2024 - Escanaba, MI.,  Noon-4pm  https://cvent.me/n5OXqO

April 1st, 2024 - Houghton, MI.,  Noon-4pm  https://cvent.me/lDOaz2

April 5th, 2024 - Baraga, MI., Noon-4pm https://cvent.me/2W3xwq

April 15th, 2024 - Manistique, MI.,  Noon-4pm https://cvent.me/7XRDV1

April 16th, 2024 - Norway/Iron Mountain, MI.,  Noon-4pm https://cvent.me/k0OR0O

April 19th 2024 - Ironwood, MI.,  Noon-4pm

April 22nd, 2024 - Sault St. Marie, MI.,  Noon-4pm https://cvent.me/N845aM

April 29th, 2024 - Marquette, MI., Noon-4pm https://cvent.me/PPxdQO

April 30th, 2024 - Marquette, MI., Noon-4pm https://cvent.me/V87vZ0

May 1st, 2024 - Marquette, MI.,  Noon-4pm https://cvent.me/0ADO8R

Sex trafficking and drug coercion incidents in the State of MI are present and increasing.  Law enforcement officers may unknowingly encounter sex trafficking when they deal with homeless and runaway juveniles; drug trafficking and other criminal gang activity; domestic violence calls; traffic violations and investigations at casinos and motels. Instructed by a team comprising of Chippewa County Sheriff Mike Bitnar, Det Ryan Hering from TRIDENT and Prosecuting Attorney Kristen Giommi, participants will glean insights on how to dig deeper and share strategic and tactical investigative techniques from their UC operations in identifying and successfully prosecuting sex traffickers, child sex predators and supporting their victims.    

***Exclusive to current LE officers, patrol, detectives, and prosecutors-ID at the door***

 

TO REGISTER:  https://cvent.me/k0rEwR

A twenty four (24) hour course designed specifically for first line supervisors who direct, motivate, lead, appraise, and discipline others. Topics include: communication skills, situational leadership, motivational environment, coaching, work behavioral profile, and performance problems. This course is a practical application of supervisory and leadership practices where students take an active role in the classroom.

 

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

 

  • Demonstrate the ability to make the successful transition to supervisor.
  • Develop and maintain motivational skills.
  • Understand leadership styles and situational leadership.
  • Learn motivational and coaching skills.
  • Identify problems and create solutions for success

The purpose Effective Fitness Combatives of this course is to provide Law Enforcement Personnel with skills and knowledge to train and lead their peers. This training will help raise the standard of training regarding combatives, defensive tactics and use of force situations. Areas of instruction include “I method of Coaching”, UOF Documentation, Recovering from Bad Positions, Takedowns, Apprehension, and Weapons Based Entanglements.

A majority of the learning will be in a “Hands-On” environment and there will be assessments to check for understanding by the instructors and a final exam.

A forty (40) hour program. The purpose of this in-person instructor course is to create effective LE Professionals. The course is designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to train and lead their peers in an effort to raise the standard of training as it pertains to combatives, defensive tactics, and use of force situations. In addition to the four days of in-person training, students also receive the EFC Skills Video Library featuring video demonstrations by Jay Wadsworth of all techniques taught in the course.

 

Upon completion of the program participants will be able to:

 

  • Demonstrate methods of instruction for the EFC system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophy of the system as it pertains to LE.
  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge of the system techniques.

 

A twenty four (24) hour Advanced Supervision course designed specifically for first-line supervisors who empower, discipline, lead and develop others. Topics include dealing with problem employees, empowering employees, supervisory ethics, planning projects, reducing conflict, managing workplace relationships, and handling special details and other problem solving.

 

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership.
  • Understand ethics as it relates to supervisors and departmental goals.
  • Understand leadership styles and situational leadership.
  • Learn motivational and coaching skills.
  • Identify problems and create solutions for success
  • Develop communication skills
  • Ideas to deal with problem employees and resolve conflict

 

De-escalation is a word that is frequently discussed by community members, politicians, and the media, but it is rarely defined and often misunderstood. This course empowers participants to have intelligent, evidence-informed conversations with the public and provides valuable tools for engaging with people in crisis. Not all situations can be “de-escalated”, but this course focuses on tools to help achieve the best possible outcomes. Through guided discussions, small group exercises, and practical tools, participants will: 

• Explain The Truths of De-escalation to members of the public 

• Learn to self-regulate their emotions in high stress environments 

• Explore the foundational elements of all human mental functions (thoughts, emotions, behaviors) 

• Learn effective tools for Dealing with Persons in Crisis 

• Explore Response Tactics for Best Possible Outcomes

An eight (8) hour program designed to certify and re-certify individual as Glock Armorers. The program content focuses on the mechanical functioning, maintenance, troubleshooting and field repair of the Glock pistol line. This is a hands on program that teaches and guides each participant through all armorer operations, systematically with the instructors. Active participation is disassembly and assembly procedures coupled with question and answer periods provide the type of learning environment favorable to the retention of the material. 

 

The curriculum enables armorers to develop a pistol maintenance program on the inspection and servicing of the Glock for their department. This major importance to the agency as it maintains current practices and procedures for factory authorized maintenance on law enforcement pistols within the department.

 

Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:

 

  • Demonstrate the ability to disassemble, assemble, and maintain the Glock pistol line
  • Develop and maintain an inspection and servicing schedule for their department.
  • Know the importance of a properly functioning weapon. 
  • Troubleshoot any problems that may occur with their department weapons

 

A 24 hour course where students will learn skills that will significantly enhance their interviewing and interrogation skills, and subsequently increase their ability to successfully resolve investigations. 

 

At the completion of the program participants will be able to:

 

Day 1 - Behavior Symptom Analysis: 

During this segment of the course we discuss the verbal and nonverbal behavior symptoms that are displayed by a person who is telling the truth during a non-accusatory interview, as well as those displayed by a person who is withholding or fabricating relevant information.  The specific behaviors discussed include attitude; posture; significant posture changes; grooming, personal and protective gestures; eye contact; and, verbal responses. The ability to recognize and evaluate these behaviors becomes particularly important in those cases in which the available investigative information does not definitively establish the credibility of the subject.  At the conclusion of this segment, the participant will have a behavioral model for both the truthful and deceptive individual that can be used for subject evaluation in future investigative interviews.

 

Day 2 - REID Behavior Analysis Interview: 

Most investigative interviews consist of two types of questions – investigative and behavior provoking.  Investigative questions concern the subject’s version of events, alibi or activities at the time in question, developed by the traditional who, what, where, when, why and how type of questions.  Behavior provoking questions are ones that are used to assess the subject’s truthfulness by evaluating the nature of their response.  Truthful people answer the behavior provoking questions one way, while a deceptive person usually offers a different verbal response.  During this segment we will discuss how to phrase and ask the behavior provoking questions, and describe the type of answers to anticipate from the truthful and deceptive individuals.

 

Days 3 & 4 - REID Nine Steps of Interrogation plus Advanced Techniques: 

In this segment we will discuss the interrogation process, beginning with how to initiate the confrontation; develop the interrogational theme; stop denials; overcome objections; and use of the alternative question to stimulate the admission.  Advanced course content topics include various stages of the interrogation process, including the Defiant Stage, the Neutral Stage and the Acceptance Stage, as well as how to identify the suspect’s needs that may have motivated his commission of the crime (real, impulse, esteem and lifestyle needs) that in turn need to be addressed during the interrogation process.

A four (4) hour program designed to refresh participants understanding of safe and competent emergency vehicle operation within the parameters of the motor vehicle code, state law and department policy.

Upon completion of the program participants will be able to:

●          Know Michigan Law as it relates to emergency vehicle operation

●          Operate a vehicle in conformance with the statutes

●          Demonstrate the ability to operate a vehicle within physical limitations

●          Operate a vehicle in a defensive manner, anticipating unusual or unexpected occurrences

●          Demonstrate the operational differences in a vehicle when operated during adverse environmental conditions.

●         Demonstrate the ability to operate a vehicle safely under emergency conditions.

●        Make informed decisions as to when to engage and disengage in high-speed    pursuit

 

 

A (24) hour program designed to certify /re-certify individuals as Colt M/16 and AR-15 armorers. Each graduate will gain a complete understanding of the design theory, nomenclature, dynamics, compatibility, interchangeability, detailed disassembly, assembly, maintenance and troubleshooting of the M/16 and AR-15 family of weapons including rifles, carbines, and submachine guns.

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to disassemble, assemble, and maintain the M16/AR-15 family of weapons.
  • Develop and maintain an inspection and servicing schedule for their department.
  • Know the importance of a properly functioning weapon.
  • Troubleshoot any problems that may occur with their department weapons

 

 

An eight (8) hour program designed to teach participants new or improved methods of evidence collection, preservation, packaging and health related concerns. The program will also evaluate the participant’s ability to process a crime scene correctly. 

Upon completion of the program participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate methods in the location, photographing, collection, preservation and packaging of evidence
  • Demonstrate the ability to work within the legal considerations and limitations of crime scene investigation and search warrant.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use evidence collection techniques and skills.
  • Demonstrate the proper techniques of processing a crime scene.
  • Know how to make effective lab submissions.