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2015 Telecommunications Directors & Supervisors Training Seminar

  • The 2015 training will feature the following topics:

    • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Update - Chris Johnson
    • Controlling Through Effective Discipline - Rick Fanning
    • Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence - Al Smolen

For Members In: 911 & Telecommunications

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Administrative Preparation and Response to Police Use of Force

Training topics include:

  • Michigan and Federal Police Use of Force Law
  • Michigan Deadly Force Law and Police Policy Aspects
  • Establishing a Legally Defensible Police Use of Force Training Curriculum
  • Police Use of Force Investigation Legal Aspects
  • Understanding and Avoiding the Department of Justice Consent Degree
  • Civil Litigation Awareness for the Police Administrator
  • Current Legal Trends in Police Civil Liability 

Presenter: Brett M. Naumcheff, M.S., J.D.

Mr. Naumcheff is a licensed and practicing Michigan attorney who has 24 years of police experience. Naumcheff is also a certified Michigan Police Officer. His practice includes representing federal, state and local police officers, administrators and agencies in both state and federal court. In addition, he is General Counsel for a variety of public safety unions throughout the State of Michigan. Brett has taught legal courses for the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Eastern Michigan University's School of Police Staff and Command, Central Michigan University, Mid Michigan Community College, Muskegon Community College, the Michigan State Police, the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and numerous local law enforcement agencies. Mr. Naumcheff teaches courses on Police Civil Liability, Use of Force, and Police Discipline Law for MLETA. 

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Advanced Criminal Patrol Tactics

Instructed by Chief Edward Delmore, this fast paced, eight-hour course is intended for patrol officers and supervisors who want to become more effective in detecting and arresting criminals operating motor vehicles. Including drug traffickers, fugitives, felons, and gang members; the training focuses on objective criteria for criminal interdiction and not on so-called "profiling" techniques. This course has been approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the United States Department of Justice. 

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Advanced Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers

Advanced Tactical Encounters is a pilot project designed around officers who have already attended Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers. This reality-based, 2-day training course utilizes more complex scenarios that evaluate an officer's decision making skills in both single officer response and dual officer response while adding the use of patrol rifles to the officer's assets.  

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Annual Canine and Handler Training

This seminar, conducted in conjunction with the Northern Michigan Law Enforcement Training Center (NMLETC), will provide training in the following areas: tracking and trailing; executive protection; narcotic detection; building searches; felony stops; criminal apprehension; handler protection; explosive detection; and article searching.  Training will be conducted during both daylight and evening hours.

NMLETC offers a unique training environment.  Handlers and their canine partners are able to train, billet, and have meals in the Camp Grayling facility.  The camp provides a remote and secure training center, which allows for expanded narcotic and explosive detection and advanced apprehension techniques.

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Autism & Law Enforcement Response: Training for Police, Fire & EMS

This course is designed to teach officers how to identify characteristics of persons with autism and effective approaches to interacting with autistic individuals. Participants will also receive information on available local and state resources to help the autistic person and their family/care provider.

Police, Fire and EMS will:

  • Expand their knowledge of autism and autistic behaviors.
  • Increase their recognition skills or persons with autism.
  • Acquire information and tips on how to effectively interact with individuals with autism and their families and care providers.
  • Learn community outreach strategies that will increase support and safety of those with autism.

Presented by:

Sgt. Scott Schuelke - Autism Safety Specialist, Autism Alliance of Michigan

Dr. Mary Sharp - Autism Alliance of Michigan

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Fire & EMS

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Beach Safety Workshop for West Michigan

The great state of Michigan has over 3,200 miles of beautiful coastline. Unfortunately, last year there were over 100 drownings in the Great Lakes, with 50 in Lake Michigan alone.

Rip currents form when waves break near the shoreline, piling up water between the breaking waves and the beach. One of the ways this water returns to the lake is to form a rip current. These currents are especially hazardous in Lake Michigan.  

MMRMA is presenting a training workshop on beach safety for West Michigan beaches. The training session will assist members in reducing their potential for loss. Topics will include:

  • Beach Monitoring and Rip Currents - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • myBeachCast - Smartphone application providing up-to-date forecasts and hazard alerts
  • Flag Warning System - Brian Bailey, Berrien County Parks and Recreation Director
  • Beach safety and liability, including lifesaving stations, callboxes, and lifeguard issues - Jim Dyer, JRSJ 
  • Beach-related losses and MMRMA incident/claim notification process - Terry VanDoren, Risk Control Consultant

For Members In: Parks & Recreation

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Behavioral Awareness Training for Municipal Employees

This training will include the following 3 topics/modules: 

  • Sexual Harassment Awareness
  • Workplace Violence Awareness
  • Cultural Diversity Awareness

A short quiz will follow each module. Certificates of completion for each participant will be mailed to the designated Member Representative for each municipality following the training. 

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Corrections , Administration , 911 & Telecommunications , Parks & Recreation , Public Services

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Bullard-Plawecki Employee Right to Know Act; Brady v Maryland; and Giglio v U.S.

This training will address the maintenance of personnel files, disclosure and how they are affected by Bullard-Plawecki. Training will also address related United States Supreme Court decisions. 

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Career Survival Seminar

2 The Rescue presents this 3-hour "boots on the ground" educational seminar. It is not a counseling session, but is a must for all Emergency Responders, Firefighters, Police Officers, Public Safety Officers, and Paramedics.

This seminar is unique in that is uses years of front-line personal experiences with line-of-duty deaths, tragedies, losses and self-destructive behavior to clearly identify the pitfalls and challenges that can arise due to exposure to trauma, stress, and grief.

This training is provided in a seminar format and is not a counseling session. You will learn proven and realistic methods for managing the exceptional stressors associated with your physically and emotionally demanding profession. You will also learn how your emotional wellness directly affects the safety of your partners.  

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Fire & EMS , 911 & Telecommunications

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Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam

The Certified Playground Safety Inspector  (CPSI) course and exam is offered by the National Certification Board in coordination with the National Recreation and Park Association and the Michigan Recreation and Park Association.

Certified individuals are trained to properly inspect playgrounds for safety hazards and ensure compliance with national standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

For Members In: Parks & Recreation

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Conducted Electronic Weapons (CEW) - Legal Aspects and Practical Policy Application

Topics:

  • Legal Evolution of CEW as a Police Tool
  • Michigan and Federal CEW Case Law
  • CEW and Police Use of Force
  • CEW Training Program Recommendations
  • CEW Policy Implications
  • Civil Litigation and Risk Management

Training will be provided by Brett M. Naumcheff, MS, JD, of Michigan Law Enforcement Training Associates, LLC. Mr. Naumcheff is a licensed and practicing attorney who has over 25 years of police experience. He also maintains certifications as a Michigan police officer, police legal advisor, CEW instructor, and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Legal Advisory Section and the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association.

Training is intended for administrators, supervisors, and training officers.

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Controlling Through Effective Discipline and Effective Grievance Processing

Controlling Through Effective Discipline and Effective Grievance Processing covers the essential elements of effective employee discipline.  It will begin with a history and overview of employment principles, including the rights and obligations of both employer and employee.  Attendees will discover the importance of establishing work policies and disciplinary procedures, documenting disciplinary action, and determining appropriate corrective disciplinary measures.

A significant portion of the course will focus on the specific requirements and considerations when dealing with discipline of contracted employees. Attendees will learn what a grievance is, as well as procedures for processing, arbitrating, and settling grievances.

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Corrections , Administration , Fire & EMS , 911 & Telecommunications , Parks & Recreation , Public Services

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Corrections Supervision Training

Targeted for Jail Supervisory Personnel, MMRMA is offering a 4-day course that will cover the topics of: correctional law update; labor law; discipline; grievances; conducting internal investigations; anatomy of a lawsuit; risk avoidance; policy and procedure; inmate manipulation; leadership; inmate behavior management; staff supervision; and emerging trends in corrections. 

Contact Risk Control Consultant, Tom Cremonte at tcremonte@mmrma.org with specific questions regarding course content and instructors.

For Members In: Corrections

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Court Security Workshop

This 2 1/2 day workshop will cover:

  • Nine keys to courtroom security vulnerability
  • Types of weapons used in courtroom incidents
  • Types of trials that are more likely to generate security incidents
  • Typical profile of those involved in courthouse incidents

The conduct of court officers responsible for jury security is vitally important to the impartial administration of justice. Officers must have precise instructions for handling juries, whether those rules are based on the guidelines recommended here or on state code requirements. Unruly conduct on the part of the prisoners/defendants should not be tolerated.

Instructor: Paul Banner, Retired, South Carolina Department of Public Safety, Criminal Justice Academy Division: Due to his extensive knowledge of court security procedures, Mr. Banner was selected by the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court to initiate a series of seminars on the necessity of formulating security policies and procedures for judicial proceedings. The successful implementation of these court security seminars led other states to request his expertise. Mr. Banner has lectured extensively to judges and all members of the judicial process throughout the United States, and is a well qualified consultant in the area of court security.

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Electronic Control Weapons (TASER), Use of Force Legal Issues, Updates & Litigation

The Public Agency Training Council (PATC) is a provider of public safety training across the nation. This two-day class is a specific training course by PATC aimed at providing public safety officers with a broader understanding of current legal trends related to use of force.

This course reviews various issues surrounding use of force with an emphasis on Electronic Control Devices, i.e. TASER®; excited delirium; and sudden in-custody death. While a major part of the program focuses on court decisions analyzing officer conduct, there is also a review of the major studies and literature surrounding these specific topics as well as use of force in general. The primary purpose of this course is to provide law enforcement officers and attorneys representing law enforcement with the latest information on one of the most critical tasks they face.

This training will not only benefit officers who become involved in use of force incidents, it will also provide valuable information to supervisors who review these incidents; trainers who establish use of force training programs; policymakers who develop and implement use of force policy; and attorneys who defend law enforcement officers in use of force litigation. 

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Emergency Vehicle Operation Liabilities and Strategies

The three-hour seminar goes beyond the normal driver's training and will modify the behavior of those driving emergency vehicles by outlining safe, legal, and efficient response for Fire and EMS agencies.

Subjects presented will include:

  • Organizational and personal liability
  • Legal privileges and exemptions
  • "Reckless disregard" and "due regard"
  • Intersection clearing strategies
  • POVs, tankers, and seat belts
  • Braking capabilities and limitations
  • Emergency equipment limitations
  • Vehicle inspections and maintenance

For Members In: Fire & EMS

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Emerging Legal Trends: Body Cameras, Drones, Social Media & Dealing with the Mentally Ill (PATC)

Two-Day Training - Public Agency Training Council (PATC)

Day One - Use of Force and Litigation Trends

The course is structured in such a way as to assist officers and agencies in making an assessment of their particular level of risk-exposures by examining court decisions that have interpreted acceptable standards of conduct by officers. Topics will include: Overview of the Legal Developments in Liability for Government Entities; Tort Law and the Police; Use of Deadly and Non-Deadly Force; Duty to Protect/Public Duty Doctrine; High-Speed Pursuit and Emergency Vehicle Operation; Qualified Immunity. 

Day Two - Emerging Legal Trends: Body Cameras, Drones, Social Media, Dealing with the Mentally Ill, Citizen Recordings

This course will prepare law enforcement professionals to craft policies that reflect best practices and procedures related to these challenging issues. This course will cover: 

  • Body Cameras - When to record - Privacy - Policy Development
  • Social Media - Social Media Criminal Investigations
  • Citizens Recording of Law Enforcement Officers on Duty
  • Law Enforcement Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)
  • Eyewitness Identification and Wrongful Convictions
  • Dealing with Mentally Ill & Emotionally Disturbed Persons and Use of Force
  • Preventing Friendly Fire Deaths and Injuries

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Energy Choice Workshop

As municipalities look for ways to reduce expenses, energy costs can sometimes be overlooked. Energy prices have become very volatile in the past few years due to recent Michigan legislation that allows both natural gas and electric utilities to file for frequent rate increases. As a result, rates are rising more frequently than once a year.

With utilities typically being one of your municipality's top five expenditures, managing your energy costs becomes more and more important in today's environment. With rising energy costs, meeting financial challenges becomes harder and harder. However, there is some relief from this dilemma. MMRMA is sponsoring a half-day seminar on the various options available to you regarding lowering your energy expenditures.

Topics will include:

  • Joint purchase natural gas and electric purchasing opportunities.
  • Utility tariff rate optimization.
  • Using dollars already in your budget to fund energy efficiency upgrades.
  • Funding method to implement facility operational improvements, equipment upgrades, and energy-efficient techniques with no or limited out-of-pocket net costs.
  • Leveraging guaranteed energy savings to improve your bottom line.

Our presenter is Jeff Clark of Summit Energy, MMRMA's natural gas and electric consultant. Summit is an independent energy management firm providing cost savings to municipalities, school districts, and corporations throughout Michigan.

In 2001, MMRMA created the Electric Choice Program (ECP) to help members reduce energy costs through cooperative buying. ECP enables members to buy natural gas and electricity from alternative suppliers at rate lower than traditional utility companies. Through ECP, members can lock in energy costs at a set rate for your fiscal year. 

For Members In: Administration

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Or, how did we run afoul of them?

This seminar will focus on federal and state anti-discrimination laws that affect the workplace; the establishment and powers for the EEOC; the EEOC's investigative tools and sanction powers; and what steps, we as employers, can take to assure that we stay "in bounds" in the field of workplace and anti-discrimination laws.

For Members In: Administration

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Fire Chief 101: The Strategy and Tactics of Administration

Fire Chief 101 is a course designed to assist fire chiefs in managing today's modern fire service. This program is endorsed by the Michigan Fire Chiefs Association and should be attended by new chiefs, progressive chiefs, staff officers, "fast track" firefighters, elected officials, and fire board members.

Through interactive modules attendees will learn from, and share in the experiences of many fire chiefs. Some of the topics covered in this training include: 

  • Purchasing 
  • Budgeting
  • Planning
  • SOPs
  • Fire Organizations
  • Insurance/ISO
  • Laws/Liability
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Media
  • MIOSHA
  • Mutual Aid
  • Personnel
  • Reporting
  • Training

For Members In: Fire & EMS

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Firearms Proficiency Workshop

This workshop is designed to enhance the skills of certified officers through classroom instruction and hands-on skills training.  The workshop includes: MILO simulator, legal update, fundamentals of marksmanship, range training, and firearms safety.  A Firearms Diagnostic Unit (FDU) is used to diagnose shooter proficiency.

Each participant must bring a bulletproof vest, duty weapon, a minimum of three (3) magazines, holster and gear, 500 rounds of ammo minimum, flashlight, eye and ear protection, and outdoor apparel including rain gear. A second duty gun is recommended at this shooting school.

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Firearms Proficiency Workshop for Corrections Officers

This 16 hour class is designed to enhance the skills of Corrections Officers through classroom instruction and hands-on skills training. Workshop includes:

  • MILO Simulator
  • Corrections Legal Update
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Range Training
  • Firearms Safety

A Firearms Diagnostic Unit (FDU) will be used to diagnose shooter proficiency. Firearms trainer participation is also welcomed. 

NOTE: This is not a basic pistol shooting school - this workshop is intended to enhance the skills of experienced shooters. 

For Members In: Corrections

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) Workshop

MMRMA presents a special one-day seminar on the Freedom of Information Act  and Open Meetings Act. The seminar will provide clear and concise procedural guidelines as contained within the MMRMA FOIA Coordinator Handbook and Open Meetings Act Handbook, both of which will be provided to each participant.

The purpose of the FOIA and OMA acts are to promote government openness and accountability, as well as to ensure greater public access and input into the governing process. This seminar will provide guidelines for how public entities are to conduct their business, not only in meetings open to the public, but also relating to citizen's rights to access and request disclosure of public records and documents.

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Corrections , Administration , Fire & EMS , 911 & Telecommunications , Parks & Recreation , Public Services

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Workshop

This workshop is designed for MMRMA member employees involved in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  The training will provide a guide for FOIA coordinators and other employees who have the responsibility of handling public information inquiries. 

Training topics will include:

  • Overview of revised FOIA Coordinator Handbook (supplied to each workshop participant)
  • FOIA request basics
  • Response basics
  • Rights of the requester
  • Fees
  • Time to respond
  • Individual exemptions
  • Pertinent cases

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Administration , Fire & EMS , 911 & Telecommunications , Parks & Recreation , Public Services

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Handling Electronic Discovery & Related Issues

Don't Be a Victim of Your Own Technology: What You Need to Know to Handle Electronic Discovery and Related Issues in the Workplace

Requests for the production of electronic discovery are rapidly becoming standard practice in litigation. While the issue of electronic discovery is relatively new to the bar and to litigants, some general parameters have become apparent over the last few years by way of adopted court rules and court opinions concerning the handling of electronic discovery.

Join MMRMA for an informative half-day seminar and learn how to handle the legal and workplace challenges presented by networks, computers, and gadgets you use every day.

Presentations will be made by Mike Rosati and Dan Klemptner of Johnson, Rosati, Schultz & Joppich. Topics to be covered include:

  • Learn the basics that will help you understand the technology you use every day.
  • Learn how to be prepared for electronic discovery requests in litigation.
  • Learn how to respond to the challenges created by your employees' use of email, internet, and social media.

For Members In: Administration

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Managing a Mental Health Crisis

This course is designed to provide participants with a better understanding of mental illness as it relates to law enforcement. Managing a Mental Health Crisis is a culmination of knowledge and skills developed by law enforcement and mental health professionals with the intention of promoting effective and high quality responses to mental health related incidents.

This course is designed as a "Train-the-Trainer" course that will allow participants to train other law enforcement professionals in their communities. This training is specifically designed for law enforcement and mental health professionals to train as a team and develop skills in which to train coworkers and members of other departments.

  • Designed specifically for Michigan
  • Allows all officers to be trained
  • Provides greater operational tools than many other training programs
  • Endorsed by the State of Michigan's Mental Health Diversion Council
  • MCOLES approved and meets with with MCOLES recommended annual officer trainings

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Corrections , Administration

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Mastering the News Interview - Anthony Huey

Mastering the News Interview by Anthony Huey of Reputation Management Associates is an expanded version of the presentation made at the Risk Management Workshop in March 2013. Attendees will learn specific tools on how to conduct news interviews, communicate to different audiences, and get their municipality's message across in a clear, concise way. The session is excellent for beginners as well as those already familiar with the news media, such as public information officers or public relations employees.

 Attendees will leave the session knowing hot to:

  • Answer any questions from a news reporter using four specific response techniques
  • Stay in control when the questions get tough
  • Gain "think-time" and avoid the "deer in the headlights" look
  • Stay on-message, no matter the circumstances
  • Spot key differences between print, broadcast and blogger interviews
  • Reduce those pesky "ummms" and "ahhhs"
  • Develop effective messages
  • Control negative body language
  • Become an exciting and interesting interview by using voice, face, gestures and more
  • Overcome nervousness

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Corrections , Administration , Fire & EMS , 911 & Telecommunications , Parks & Recreation , Public Services

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Michigan Autism Safety Training (MAST)

Michigan Autism Safety Training (MAST) - For all municipal employees, especially for personnel in police, fire, and EMS services.

Instructor: Scott Schuelke, Autism Safety Specialist, Autism Alliance of Michigan

Municipal Employees and Emergency Responder Personnel Will:

  • Expand their knowledge of autism and autistic behaviors.
  • Increase their recognition skills of persons with autism.
  • Acquire information and tips on how to effectively interact with individuals with autism and their families and care providers.
  • Learn community outreach strategies that will increase support and safety of those with autism.

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Administration , Fire & EMS , Parks & Recreation , Public Services

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Michigan Jail Officers Legal Issue Training Seminar

Presented by Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority in partnership with the Michigan Sheriffs' Association and the National Institute for Jail Operations.

Managing prisoners in a safe, secure, orderly, and constitutional manner is the primary function of jail and prison administrators. Accomplishing that mission requires a defined, structured, and comprehensive approach. Correctional officers and deputies are the first line of defense and a critical component of effective jail operations. The day-to-day supervision and management of prisoners requires them to be constantly aware and vigilant to the security of the jail and keeping prisoners confined for the safety of the community. In addition to providing security, they are bound by the courts to conduct their duties consistent with the legal requirements of managing prisoners.

This seminar will provide an overview of the hottest topics jail officers face along with updates involving trends in litigation addressing the following issues: 

  • Legal Updates of Current Issues
  • Inmate Communication: Proactively defend against First Amendment claims.
  • Liability Management: Inmate Medical Care & Inmate Mental Health Care
  • Use of Force: Liability and defending yourself and agency effectively.

Seminar Instructor: Carrie Hill, esq. is an attorney and criminal justice consultant. She has been actively involved in corrections since 1987. Since leaving her position as general counsel for the Utah Department of Corrections in 1992, Carrie has focused on providing training and consulting on a national level. She is a former editor of Corrections' Managers Report and she provides corrections consulting and expert witness services individually and in association with DeLand and Associates. She currently serves as a member of the NIJO Jail Training Advisory Board.

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Corrections

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Michigan Sate Police Precision Driving Unit Training Facility Weekend Rental for Training

Rental of the Precision Facility Includes:

  • 9-acre cone pad for cone exercises and cumulative skills course
  • 3-acre skid pad for skid control training
  • 8 MSP training vehicles for use in cone exercises
  • 3 MSP training vehicles for use in skid control training

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Michigan State Police Training Academy Defensive Driving Lecture

The following topics will be covered:

  • Defensive Driving
  • Civil Liability
  • Emergency Response Driving
  • Night Driving

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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MISS DIG Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act

Public Act 174 was created to enhance public safety, protect the environment, and prevent the disruption of vital public services by reduced the incidence of damage to underground utilities caused by excavation or blasting activity. This is accomplished by providing notices to utility owners and utility operators before excavation or blasting.

Under section 12 of public act 174, it states:

"Except as provided in this section, this act does not affect the liability of a governmental agency for damages for tort of the application of 1964 PA 170, MCL 691.1401 to 691.1419. However, a facility owner or a facility operator may file a complaint with the commission seeking a civil fine and, if applicable, damages from a governmental agency under this section for any violation of this act with a fine of $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000."

The act also requires the governmental agency to provide, at its expense, underground facility safety training to all its personnel involved in underground utility work or excavating.

Donna Schmeichel, Damage Prevention Liaison for MISS DIG, will be the speaker for this important training update.  

For Members In: Public Services

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MSP Advanced Precision Driving

This course is a 40 hour program aimed at the in-service officer.  The curriculum includes 30 hours of hands-on training and 10 hours of classroom instruction.  The areas covered in class and reinforced during practical exercises are:

  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Defensive Driving
  • Performance Driving
  • Skid Control
  • Civil Liability
  • Pursuit Driving
  • Night Driving

Students will also participate in vision and brake reaction testing.  A written examination will be completed.

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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MSP Driving Instructor Update

The instructor update is a review of lecture based material including:

  • Civil Liability
  • Defensive Driving
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Performance Driving

The program will also include a review of practical driving exercises consisting of:

  • Serpentine
  • Evasive Maneuvering
  • Controlled Braking
  • Precision Maneuvering
  • Skid Control
  • Performance Driving

In-car role reversal exercises will be used to determine instructor proficiency.

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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MSP Emergency/Pursuit Driving Program

EMERGENCY/PURSUIT DRIVING is designed to provide training to police officers in simulated pursuit situations.

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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MSP Refresher Driving Program

The REFRESHER DRIVING PROGRAM has been created to sharpen the skills of officers who have completed the MSP 40 Hour Advanced Precision Driving Program.

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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NIC Auditor Training Workshop

This class is designed to enhance the awareness and skills of jail administrators and supervisory personnel in identifying operational and physical plant deficiencies. 

For Members In: Corrections

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Northern Michigan Municipal Seminar

This is a joint seminar between Cummings, McClorey, David & Acho (CMDA) and Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority (MMRMA).

Training topics will include:

  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Open Meetings Act (OMA)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission/Discrimination
  • Document Retention 

For Members In: Administration

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Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command

The School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) is an intensive 10-week program that prepares law enforcement managers for senior positions by uniquely combining academic principles with practical applications.

Since the program launched in 1983, the NUCPS School of Police Staff and Command has received enthusiastic response from executives and trainers throughout the country. In 2012, the program was redesigned and the course curriculum updated to better incorporate adult- and problem-based learned models.

Research is a key component of the School of Police Staff and Command, and many times a student's research project comes directly from a timely and critical issue facing that student's agency. The knowledge gained can be put to use immediately. 

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Patrol Rifle Refresher Class

This eight-hour course is designed to expose and prepare law enforcement officers with the basic skills needed to become proficient with patrol rifle resources. Officers will train to the following course objectives and demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Platform nomenclature including field stripping, cleaning, assembly, and function checks.
  • Platform operations including zero/sight in, malfunction drills, tactical/combat reloads, shooting positions, qualification course, shooting from barricades, transition drills, low light shooting, and flashlight holds.
  • Force-on-force training. 

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Planning for a Disaster Resistant Community

A community must be disaster-resistant to be sustainable. At a time when local governments are faced with emergency situations ranging from floods to hazardous materials incidents, and other natural, technological, and man-made disasters, it is imperative that municipalities prepare plans and procedures for reducing risks from emergency situations. Not doing so could adversely affect a community's ability to respond to and recover from any emergency, be eligible to receive federal disaster mitigation funds, and also damage the quality of life in the community.

This course is designed to identify the need for communities to conduct hazard mitigation planning and to integrate hazard mitigation into the community planning process. This is an American Planning Association workshop in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It will be presented by Dr. William D. Wagoner, former Director of Planning and Emergency Services for Livingston County. This essential workshop will provide information on tools and techniques that enable communities to develop strategies to integrate emergency management and hazard mitigation into the comprehensive planning process.

This workshop is a must for community planners, public officials, public safety and emergency management personnel. Topics will include:

  • Hazard/vulnerability analyses process
  • Mitigation strategy process
  • Hazard mitigation considerations
  • Funding for hazard mitigation
  • Integrating hazard mitigation and comprehensive planning

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Administration , Fire & EMS , Public Services

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Pre-Active Assailant Risk Assessment Workshop

Active assailant and active shooter incidents draw great attention and concern within our communities.

Training will assist public entities in conducting pre-assessments of facilities and operations to reduce the liklihood and potential severity of an active assailant incident. Information will be presented to help municipal leaders understand the potential exposure or threat, making employees aware of this threat and appropriate pre-incident control measures, and enlisting the entire team to help minimize the potential threat. 

MMRMA will outline 5 functional elements that can have significant impact in reducing the threat of active assailants - building security, awareness, notification, employee exit interviews/procedures, training and drills.

This training is intended for management/supervisory level staff. It is not intended for law enforcement however, law enforcement is welcome to attend.

For Members In: Administration , Parks & Recreation , Public Services

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Protecting Your Laptop Computer and the Data it Contains

This course will be provided by Absolute Software Corporation (LoJack for Laptops), the industry standard in firmware-embedded endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, and ultra-portable devices – and the data they contain. Doug Lubahn, Investigations & Recovery Services Regional Director for the Great Lakes area, will be presenting an overview of their services. He will also explain how you can help secure your devices and their data in partnership with MMRMA to further reduce your risk. 

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Corrections , Administration , Fire & EMS , 911 & Telecommunications , Parks & Recreation , Public Services

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Public Labor Law and Effective Grievance Processing for Supervisors

Public Labor Law and Effective Grievance Processing for Supervisors (formerly titled "Controlling Through Effective Discipline and Effective Grievance Processing") covers the essential elements of effective employee discipline.  It will begin with a history and overview of employment principles, including the rights and obligations of both employer and employee.  Attendees will discover the importance of establishing work policies and disciplinary procedures, documenting disciplinary action, and determining appropriate corrective disciplinary measures.

A significant portion of the course will focus on the specific requirements and considerations when dealing with discipline of contracted employees. Attendees will learn what a grievance is, as well as procedures for processing, arbitrating, and settling grievances.

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Corrections , Administration , Fire & EMS , 911 & Telecommunications , Parks & Recreation , Public Services

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Rapid Deployment to Active Shooter

This two-day course is designed to give officers the basic knowledge necessary to deal with a rapid deployment situation (active shooter). The tactics used in this course are more advanced than the traditional diamond or quad formations currently taught.

The tactics provide officers with a practical, systematic approach that affords maximum security while moving through a hostile environment. Officers will also learn tactics and practical extraction techniques for injured persons. The course will review a history of active shooter incidents, incident commonalities, terminology and definitions, protocol and tactical techniques. Students will learn through a minimum amount of lecture and a significant amount of actual demonstrations, practical exercises, and reality-based training scenarios utilizing force-on-force simmunition applications.

Officers from the Livonia Police Department, led by Captain Ron Taig and Sergeant Dan Danaher, will provide the instruction for this course.

After registering, officers will receive a confirmation letter and list of equipment they will need to bring with them.

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Risk Management of Special Events

Please join MMRMA's presenters -- Risk Control Consultant Terry Van Doren and Regional Risk Manager Tim McClorey -- for this timely discussion on the Risk Management of Special Events.

Special events can range from a one-day Easter egg hunt to a week-long festival with many different attractions. Because special events come in many different shapes and sizes, each has its own unique characteristics that will dictate your approach in planning and conducting the event. Topics covered in this session will include:

  • Identifying risk exposure hazard levels and associated concerns
  • Designing and implementing pre-planning checklists and procedures
  • Assigning and managing a special events coordinator and/or committee
  • Determining insurance requirements
  • Choosing the appropriate risk transfer techniques
  • Applying effective post-event follow-up

Resources and sample forms will be provided.

Get a jumpstart on your special event by attending this MMRMA-sponsored training. 

For Members In: Administration , Parks & Recreation , Public Services

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Safety and Accident Review Committee Workshop

MMRMA's new program, Safety and Accident Review Committee (SARC), will help guide municipal organizations in the formation, operation, and benefits of creating and implementing a committee to help ensure employee safety and optimize productivity.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Selection of committee members
  • Creating a Mission/Vision Statement
  • Meeting schedule
  • Suggestions for maintaining active committee participation
  • Injury and risk identification
  • Analysis of "near misses"
  • Review of "high-risk" activities and risk transfer
  • Developing practices and policies
  • Employee education and training
  • Developing reporting procedures
  • Municipal cost savings for wages and administration
  • Municipal cost savings on equipment and maintenance
  • Municipal savings for workers' compensation and liability costs
  • Improving employee morale

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Corrections , Administration , Fire & EMS , 911 & Telecommunications , Parks & Recreation , Public Services

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Scene Safety and Traffic Control

This three-hour in-depth classroom training for law enforcement officers, firefighters, ambulance drivers, and other public safety professionals will cover the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), OSHA, and DOT regulations for traffic zone compliance as well as the implementation of Standard Operating Guidelines.

We will identify several different approaches for operating in and near vehicle traffic and other environmental hazards by covering the following topics:

  • Accident Scene Problem Recognition
  • Emergency Vehicle Placement
  • Emergency Apparatus Exiting Protocols
  • Flare and  Cone Positioning and Patterns
  • Traffic Regulator Qualifications and Equipment
  • Universal Traffic Control Signals
  • Mandated changes, regulations, definitions, and equipment for accident scenes.
  • The myths of scene protection.

For Members In: Law Enforcement , Administration , Fire & EMS , 911 & Telecommunications , Public Services

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Sewer Backups: A Practical Guide to Public Act 222

This half-day workshop sponsored by MMRMA's DPS Advisory Committee, is designed to update municipal employees on Public Act 222, which clarifies municipal liability for sewer backups. Public Act 222 went into effect on December 21, 2001, and amends the Michigan Governmental Immunity Statute to limit the liability of governmental agencies for sewer backups. It also establishes process for affected persons seeking compensation for such events.

PA 222 abolishes common law exceptions to governmental immunity, including the trespass nuisance doctrine, and provides the sole remedy for damages or injuries caused by a sewer backup or basement flooding. As a result, municipalities are now subject to tort liability for overflow or backup of a "sewage disposal system" only if the provisions of PA 222 are satisfied.

Presentations will be made by Michael Ellis, MMRMA Director of Claims; Tim Ferrand of Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho; and Anne McLaughlin of Johnson, Rosati, Schultz & Joppich. Topics to be covered are:

  • Enactment of Public Act 222, or how PA 222 applies in everyday course of business - notice requirements by claimants and public agencies, time limits for making claims, and waiting periods for filing lawsuits.
  • Handling a run-of-the-mill sewer backup claim - notice requirements applied in real time, investigation of the incident including potential defenses, and what is and is not a sewage disposal system event under PA 222.
  • Dealing with a large-scale sewage disposal event - political, public relations, and legal ramifications of a catastrophic loss.

For Members In: Administration , Public Services

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Surviving Active Shooter Incidents

This training will teach attendees how to assess risk, manage incidents and develop safety and protective practices for their employees, customers, and stakeholders. Videos of actual active shooter incidents will be analyzed for discussion purposes.

This program is designed to encourage participants to understand vulnerabilities to threats, litigation exposures, and strategies to review their existing health and safety program's capabilities and preparedness.  

Marilyn Knight, MSW and Kenneth Wolf, PhD of Incident Management Team, Inc. are the presenters for this training. They have developed violence prevention programs for organizations including Fortune 500 companies, the United States Postal Service, the US Army, Intel, Eaton Corporation, and educational institutions and municipalities. 

For Members In: Administration , Fire & EMS , 911 & Telecommunications , Parks & Recreation , Public Services

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Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers

Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers is a reality-based, live-fire, and simmunitions training that covers both classroom and actual field training scenarios.  Firearms skills, mental mindset, patrol tactics, and building searches are covered in depth.  Proficiency is then field tested using multiple reality-based training scenarios and practical exercises.  Each session is a three-day training course.

Skilled instructors with experience in Special Response and Officer Survival, led by Captain Ron Taig (Livonia Police Department), will conduct this training.

After registration has been completed, attendees will receive a detailed list of equipment they will need to bring with them.

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Telecommunication Directors and Supervisors Training

This is an annual three-day workshop directed at 911/telecommunication directors and superviors.  Each year different topics are presented.

For Members In: 911 & Telecommunications

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Use of Force: Policy & Legal Considerations (PATC)

Two-Day Training - Public Agency Training Council (PATC)

Day One - Use of Force and Litigation Trends

The course is structured in such a way as to assist officers and agencies in making an assessment of their particular level of risk-exposures by examining court decisions that have interpreted acceptable standards of conduct by officers. Topics will include: Overview of the Legal Developments in Liability for Government Entities; Tort Law and the Police; Use of Deadly and Non-Deadly Force; Duty to Protect/Public Duty Doctrine; High-Speed Pursuit and Emergency Vehicle Operation; Qualified Immunity. 

Day Two - Emerging Legal Trends: Body Cameras, Drones, Social Media, Dealing with the Mentally Ill, Citizen Recordings

This course will prepare law enforcement professionals to craft policies that reflect best practices and procedures related to these challenging issues. This course will cover: 

  • Body Cameras - When to record - Privacy - Policy Development
  • Social Media - Social Media Criminal Investigations
  • Citizens Recording of Law Enforcement Officers on Duty
  • Law Enforcement Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)
  • Eyewitness Identification and Wrongful Convictions
  • Dealing with Mentally Ill & Emotionally Disturbed Persons and Use of Force
  • Preventing Friendly Fire Deaths and Injuries

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Visions of Courage: The Bobby Smith Story

Bobby Smith, a retired Louisiana State Trooper, is a recognized national/international speaker who has addressed a variety of audiences. When speaking, Bobby shares his education and experience of his 25 year law enforcement career. He also reveals the traumatic events of his life, including the incident on LA15 in March of 1986 when he was left blind after a shotgun blast to the face by a drug offender while in the line of duty.

Specific topics to be discussed at this seminar are:

  • Police Personalities
  • Police Officer Areas of Stressors
  • What is a Critical Incident?
  • After-shock
  • The Five Levels of Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • The Grieving Process and Stages of Death or Losses
  • The B.A.D.G.E. 

For Members In: Law Enforcement

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Weather Safety Workshop for Large Venues and Outdoor Events

The focus of this workshop will be to help mitigate issues at outdoor events that could potentially arise as a result of severe weather. Topics of discussion include:

  • Risk, Safety and Forecasts
  • Preparing Venues and Large Events for Severe Weather
  • National Weather Service
  • Emergency Preparedness and Management
  • Participant Safety
  • Case Studies 

This workshop is intended for emergency managers, special events planners, and deparment of public service employees. 

For Members In: Parks & Recreation , Public Services

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Writing Protocols Workshop

The foundation of risk management rests in management's ability to minimize risk and liability exposure.  An integral element of doing so is the writing and implementation of written protocols.

The one-day, interactive workshop will provide the basic foundation needed to write and promulgate policies, procedures, rules, general orders, and special orders.  Attendees may choose to bring in their departments' protocols to review during this seminar.

For Members In: Administration

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Management Authority

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Livonia, MI 48154
734.513.0300
800.243.1324

MMRMA has been a leader in municipal risk since 1980 and remains committed to meeting the ever-expanding challenges faced by its membership. MMRMA's risk control services are designed to help its members identify, prevent, and mitigate losses through on-site surveys, training, and other services. MMRMA also provides its members with premier claims and legal services, sound financial management, and essential news on the latest developments in public risk management.


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