Public Safety Training and Consulting

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This course is MCOLES approved for 302 funds.  The cost is $275 per person and the course runs from 8 am to 5 pm with an hour for lunch.

Cases of child sexual abuse can be among the most difficult to investigate and prosecute.  The case often centers around the words of a child.  The quality of investigation by law enforcement and the prosecutor’s ability to effectively present the case are determinative factors in protecting the child from further abuse, removing child predators from the community, and protecting other children from exposure.

This is not a forensic interviewing course, but is designed to offer practical instruction to bring the case from the initial report through to a successful prosecution.  This training centers around receiving and completing the investigation with use of simple and practical, yet advanced techniques. Students will learn tools such as how to best utilize witnesses, scene documentation, prior act victims, suspect medical forensic examinations, presenting the case in the courtroom and more.

This course is designed for all of those on the front lines handling child sexual assault investigations including first responders, detectives and prosecutors.

Upon completion of the course, attendees will gain:
1.  A better understanding of all phases of child sexual assault investigations;
2.  Additional skills and techniques for corroborating the disclosure and conducting a thorough investigation;
3.  Ways to best achieve impartiality and objectivity in investigating child sexual assault cases; and,
4.  Increased knowledge of bringing the case to the prosecutor’s office and the roles of those involved in the trial process to ensure a satisfactory and just outcome.


Location: Michigan State University Police Department, East Lansing, MI (class to be held at the EOC, 353 Forest Road, Lansing, MI)

Date(s)ClassLocation
Mar 4–6, 2019Advanced SupervisionCanton Public Safety, Canton, MI
Mar 18–20, 2019Corrections SupervisionCalhoun County Sheriff's Office, Marshall Regional Law Enforcement Center, Marshall, MI
Mar 25–29, 2019Basic 40-Hour Dispatch SchoolHope College, Holland, MI
Mar 27–28, 2019Critical Supervisory IssuesBig Rapids Department of Public Safety, Big Rapids, MI
Apr 1, 2019Inmate ClassificationIngham County Sheriff's Office, 630 N Cedar St, Mason, MI 48854
Apr 8–12, 2019Advanced 40-Hour Dispatch SchoolSERESA, Roseville, MI
Apr 8, 2019911 Dispatch LiabilitySERESA, Roseville, MI
Apr 8–10, 2019Police Supervision (law enforcement) aka Achieving Supervisory Excellence (dispatch)Southgate Police Department, 14710 Reaume Pkwy, Southgate, MI
Apr 9, 2019Suicide Calls: Helping the Caller & the TelecommunicatorSERESA, Roseville, MI
Apr 10, 2019Homeland Security for the TelecommunicatorSERESA, Roseville, MI
Apr 11, 2019Stress Management (approved for dispatch and law enforcement training funds)SERESA, Roseville, MI
Apr 12, 2019Handling Domestic Violence CallsSERESA, Roseville, MI
Apr 15–19, 2019Advanced 40-Hour Dispatch SchoolLivingston County Central Dispatch, Howell, MI
Apr 15, 2019Handling Domestic Violence CallsLivingston County Central Dispatch, Howell, MI
Apr 16, 2019Suicide Calls: Helping the Caller & the TelecommunicatorLivingston County Central Dispatch, Howell, MI
Apr 17, 2019911 Dispatch LiabilityLivingston County Central Dispatch, Howell, MI
Apr 18, 2019Homeland Security for the TelecommunicatorLivingston County Central Dispatch, Howell, MI
Apr 19, 2019Stress Management (approved for dispatch and law enforcement training funds)Livingston County Central Dispatch, Howell, MI
Apr 22–26, 2019Basic 40-Hour Dispatch SchoolKalamazoo County Central Dispatch Authority, Kalamazoo, MI
Apr 29–May 3, 2019Advanced 40-Hour Dispatch SchoolGrand Traverse County Central Dispatch, Traverse City, MI
Apr 29, 2019Handling Domestic Violence CallsGrand Traverse County Central Dispatch, Traverse City, MI
Apr 30, 2019Suicide Calls: Helping the Caller & the TelecommunicatorGrand Traverse County Central Dispatch, Traverse City, MI
May 1, 2019911 Dispatch LiabilityGrand Traverse County Central Dispatch, Traverse City, MI
May 2, 2019Homeland Security for the TelecommunicatorGrand Traverse County Central Dispatch, Traverse City, MI
May 3, 2019Stress Management (approved for dispatch and law enforcement training funds)Grand Traverse County Central Dispatch, Traverse City, MI
May 6, 2019Inmate ClassificationGaylord City Police Department, Gaylord, MI (Hosted by Otsego County Sheriff's Office)
May 13–17, 2019Basic 40-Hour Dispatch SchoolHosted by Chippewa County Central Dispatch at the Holiday Inn Express, Sault Ste. Marie, MI