Additional Training Opportunities

The listing of training opportunities is a service provided by the MSCTC. The Council accepts no responsibility for content or trainers of the classes listed. In order for the training listed to be credited as in-service training for local corrections officers, the training must comply with the requirements listed on this website under In-Service Training.

Summary of Training Opportunities


Corrections Training Officer

CTO PROGRAM: The Corrections Training and Evaluating Program is an extension of the law enforcement selection process. It combines pre-field training with objective evaluations to ensure that the standards of a competent corrections officer are met. This is a 40 – hour course designed for experienced corrections officers to learn the “new job/task” of becoming a Corrections Training Officer – CTO.

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Dates of Training: 5-7-2018 to 5-11-2018

Registration: DeWolf and Associates, (248) 828-8055

Courtroom Testimony

This course is designed to help law enforcement and corrections officers prepare for issues and challenges that may confront them before, during, or after their presentation of decisive testimony and evidence in a judicial court setting or deposition. This class proactively prepares officers for significant factors they may face during critical legal proceedings.

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Dates of Training: 03-16-2018

Registration: 517–410–0825 - Email: kkemp@macnlow.com

Instructor Development

This 32-hour training program is designed to provide basic and advanced instructional techniques as well as form a solid base for new and experienced instructors, enhancing their abilities.

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Dates of Training: 4-30-2018 to 5-3-2018

Registration: 586.498.4050 - Email: cjtc@macomb.edu

Legal Update

Review the basic correctional law concepts and identify statutory and case law changes made during the past ten years. Reaffirm that policy and procedure vary at individual jails, and that these written directives remain the best day-to-day guidance on the job.

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Dates of Training: 06-02-2018

Registration: For more information or to register: Please email Barbara Gould - Email: bgould@msctc.org

PepperBall Instructor/Armoror

Pepperball Instructor & Armoror Training

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Dates of Training: 5-21-2018 to 5-22-2018

Registration: Sgt.. Kevin Mack @ 517-540-7975 - Email: KMACK@LIVGOV.COM

Public Information Officer

Public Information Officers communicate information between their agency and the public, especially the media. PIOs serve as media liaisons and answer questions, issue press releases and arrange interviews with agency executives and employees. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are key attributes in this job. This two (2) day course is designed for Law Enforcement staff who are responsible for providing media information to the public.

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Dates of Training: 4-26-2018 to 4-27-2018

Registration: DeWolf and Associates (248) 828 - 8055

Report Writing

Games Inmates Play - Inmate Manipulation can be the most dangerous part of a correctional officer’s career. Inmates have nothing to lose by luring an unsusceptible officer into their tangles web of games. This one mistake can ruin an officer career as well as put the entire facility at risk for officer assaults, escapes and inmate deaths. This class will explore some of the tactics used by the inmates we deal with day in and day out and educate or even refresh officers in the dangers of falling victim to inmate games. (4 hours) Report Writing for Court and Beyond – Writing effective reports is a critical yet often neglected part of the Corrections Officer job. Many of reports are for normal day to day functions so their importance is overlooked after major events. This Session will help refresh attendee’s knowledge of the important components as well as prepare them to transition from paper to courtroom testimony (4 hours)

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Dates of Training: 9-17-2018, 9-18-2018

Registration: Please email Todd Gilchrist. When registering please specify which date for each person being registered. - Email: todd.gilchrist@muskegonsheriff.com

Report Writing

Games Inmates Play - Inmate Manipulation can be the most dangerous part of a correctional officer’s career. Inmates have nothing to lose by luring an unsusceptible officer into their tangles web of games. This one mistake can ruin an officer career as well as put the entire facility at risk for officer assaults, escapes and inmate deaths. This class will explore some of the tactics used by the inmates we deal with day in and day out and educate or even refresh officers in the dangers of falling victim to inmate games. (4 hours) Report Writing for Court and Beyond – Writing effective reports is a critical yet often neglected part of the Corrections Officer job. Many of reports are for normal day to day functions so their importance is overlooked after major events. This Session will help refresh attendee’s knowledge of the important components as well as prepare them to transition from paper to courtroom testimony (4 hours)

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Dates of Training: 10-16-2018

Registration: Please email Todd Gilchrist - Email: todd.gilchrist@muskegonsheriff.com

Search Techniques

Search Techniques and Contraband Control- This training will discuss various types of searches and types of contraband their importance of within a correctional facility. Participants will discuss and review types of searches, reasons for searches, purpose of searches, legal considerations associated with searches, concerns of contraband and various types encountered in correctional facilities. (4 hours) Off Duty Safety and Well-Being - This training will discuss why Officers should always be prepared for situations that may happen off-duty. This training will also focus on all aspects of an officer’s mental health and wellness, both on and off the job. (4 hours)

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Dates of Training: 4-16-2018, 4-17-2018

Registration: Please email Todd Gilchrist. When registering please specify which date for each person being registered. - Email: todd.gilchrist@muskegonsheriff.com

Search Techniques

Search Techniques and Contraband Control- This training will discuss various types of searches and types of contraband their importance of within a correctional facility. Participants will discuss and review types of searches, reasons for searches, purpose of searches, legal considerations associated with searches, concerns of contraband and various types encountered in correctional facilities. (4 hours) Off Duty Officer Safety and Well-Being - This training will discuss why Officers should always be prepared for situations that may happen off-duty. This training will also focus on all aspects of an officer’s mental health and wellness, both on and off the job. (4 hours)

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Dates of Training: 5-15-2018

Registration: Please email Todd Gilchrist - Email: todd.gilchrist@muskegonsheriff.com

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