Public Safety Training and Consulting

This course is over!
Weather Update as of 3 pm on Tuesday, January 29:
Due to the continuing inclement weather and related closings, the Saline Police Department has graciously agreed to host the remaining three days of this course.  On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, students should report to the Saline Police Department, located at 110 North Harris Street, Saline, MI.  Enter through the main doors and you will be directed to the training room.  Students should bring their own beverages and snacks.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

MACNLOW's Basic 40-Hour Dispatch School utilizes a unique and practical combination of lecture, personal assessment, small group exercises, skill building exercises, and role play to cement learning in the following areas:

Day 1:  Welcome to Dispatch                    
· Duties and responsibilities
· Dispatcher roles
· Technology
· Integrity and Responsibility

Day 2:  Professional Interpersonal Communication
· DiSC Behavioral Profile
· Listening techniques
· Call control skills
· Stress handling techniques

 Day 3:  Radio Communications
· Are emotions speaking for intellect?
· Police/Fire/EMS calls
· Emergency v Non-Emergency calls
· Interoperability
· Incident Command

Day 4:  Call Intake and Call Handling
· Key questions - the 6 Ws
· Call sequencing and clarifying
· Over-rating or under-rating the call
· Caller empathy
· Handling different types of calls

Day 5:  Skill Building, Client Services, and Telephone Etiquette       
· Skill building using all techniques and information from the week
· Serving the public, dispatch, law enforcement, fire and EMS
· Doing the job well and politely
· Making all of us look good

Faculty:  Attendees will benefit from the experience of our highly-rated instructors for the week which will include two or more of the following:  

J. Eric Waddell (Training Manager, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office), Kathleen Reynolds (Dispatcher (Ret.), Bloomfield Township Police Department), Rich Thacker (Dispatch Supervisor, Eaton County 911), Kathleen Goble (Dispatch Supervisor, Livonia Police Department), Megan Pullen (Washtenaw County Metro Dispatch).

Registration:  The cost is $699 per person and reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as space is limited. 

This course is SNC Approved #MNA 201303A with Module I Endorsement.

Location: Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Date(s)ClassLocation
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 18, 2019Policing with Pride & IntegrityCanton Public Safety, Canton, MI
Apr 19, 2019Stress Management (approved for dispatch and law enforcement training funds)Ionia County Central Dispatch, 545 Apple Tree Drive, Ionia, 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
Jun 4–6, 2019Advanced Supervision (for law enforcement and dispatch)Bay de Noc Community College, Joseph Heirman University Center, Room 952, Escanaba, Michigan
Jun 17–21, 2019Advanced 40-Hour Dispatch SchoolMichigan State Police - Detroit Regional Communications Center, 1060 W Fort St, Detroit, MI