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LMC offers spring workshops for law enforcement, corrections professionals

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January 28, 2020

– Lake Michigan College’s Criminal Justice Program is offering several new non-credit classes and workshops for law enforcement professionals, corrections officers and first responders for the Spring semester. To learn more and register for all Community Education, visit lakemichigancollege.edu/ce 

 

Proactive Threat Recognition 

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24; Todd Center, Room TBD; $99 

 

Students will learn how the human brain assesses threats and reacts to them. They will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to proactively respond to pre-assault indicators. At the completion of the training the student will be able to: 

 

·                     Describe how the brain assesses and recognizes threats 

·                     Describe specific human behaviors (pre-assault indicators) that can transmit the possibility of violence 

·                     Describe specific characteristics of violence in their environment 

·                     Learn how to react to these behaviors to prevent violence or reduce the severity of the violence 

 

Jeff Johnson is the instructor. This training is registered with MCOLES for the use of PA 302 Law Enforcement Distribution Funds.  

 

Court Security and Prisoner Transport 

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, April 20; Todd Center, Room TBD; $75 

 

The American courtroom is supposed to be the last line of law and order in our society.Unfortunately, they have become the scene of many violent attacks over the past decade.This course will help prepare officers working our courtrooms for prisoner outbursts, as well as family and victim attacks on defendants.It will cover prisoner preparation for movement and transport outside of a secured facility and prisoner transportation security issues.Topics covered include courthouse security, courtroom security, judicial protection and threat management and prisoner transportation.Students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Lake Michigan College Criminal Justice Program.  

 

Todd Gilchrist is the instructor. This training has is registered with MCOLES for the use of PA 302 Law Enforcement Distribution Funds.  

 

Report Writing and Courtroom Testimony 

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21; Todd Center, Room TBD; $99 

 

Report writing is one of the most common responsibilities of a law enforcement officer.What may seem like a “run-of-the-mill” call or incident can end up in a courtroom.  Without proper guidance, practice and training, poor reporting can lead to criminal cases or civil liability cases being lost at the financial expense of the agency.Courtroom testimony is a combination of using charm to impress the judge or jury and thoughtful preparation before taking that stand and knowing what to say and when.This class will use information from an investigative written report that the student completes, to “mock” courtroom testimony in class.Students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Lake Michigan College Criminal Justice Program. 

 

Todd Gilchrist is the instructor. This training is registered with MCOLES for the use of PA 302 Law Enforcement Distribution Funds.  

 

GamesInmatesPlayandCorrectionalInfluence 

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23; Todd Center, Room TBD; $75 

 

Inmate manipulation and the influence correctional officers have over inmates is intertwined as part of everyday operations. Inmate manipulation can be the most dangerous part of a correctional officer’s career. Inmates have nothing to lose by luring an officer into their games. How correctional officers manage inmates within their span of control affects the safety and security of the facility. One mistake can ruin an officer’s career as well as put the entire facility at risk for officer assaults, escapes and inmate deaths. Using Influential skills to guide how we interact with inmates can garner a safe and secure facility. 

 
This class will explore some of the tactics used by inmates and educate and refresh officers in the dangers of falling victim to manipulation. It will also allow correctional officers to explore a new management style known as correctional influence. The management style will help officers shift away from totalitarian environment to positive influential environment.  

 

Todd Gilchrist is the instructor. This course is eligible for use of PA124 funds.  

 

Fundamentals of Death Scene Investigations 

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, May 4; Todd Center, Room TBD; $99 

 

Students will gain the knowledge of the processes the human body goes through after death. They will also learn the indicators that can point towards a suspicious death or disturbance of a death scene. At the completion of the training the student will be able to: 

 

·                     Describe the biological processes the human body goes through at death 

·                     Describe the timetables of these processes and how they assist in the investigation of death 

·                     Describe the importance of good interviews of family and witnesses in the investigation of a death scene 

·                     Learn the basic investigative procedures of a death and the death scene 

 

Jeff Johnson is the instructor. This training is registered with MCOLES for the use of PA 302 Law Enforcement Distribution Funds.  

 

To learn more about the college’s Criminal Justice Program, visit lakemichigancollege.edu/criminal-justice. To register for these and other community education offerings, visit lakemichigancollege.edu/ce, or contact Jennifer Clark at (269) 927-8967 or jlclark@lakemichigancollege.edu.