30 Officers Graduate from TEAM School Liaison Program
October 07, 2022
Michigan students will soon benefit from the addition of 30 police officers recently trained in the Teaching, Educating, and Mentoring (TEAM) School Liaison Program. The Michigan State Police (MSP) hosted the four-day training, which concluded Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.
TEAM is a school-based, law-related curriculum that is taught to grades K-12 by TEAM-trained police officers with the goal of uniting educators, students, and law enforcement officers to better equip children to protect themselves from crime. During the 40-hour training course, officers receive instruction in student/juvenile psychology, classroom management, and public speaking.
In addition to traditional topics like personal safety, how to dial 911, the law and you, and dating violence, the TEAM curriculum has been updated to address the topic of school safety and security including facility assessments, bullying and harassment, cyber-crime, social media use, illicit drugs, and vaping.
This class included 30 officers including two from MSP, 14 from sheriff’s offices, and 10 from township/city police departments:
Allegan City Police Department
Benzie County Sheriff’s Office
Berrien County Sheriff’s Office
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office
Constantine Police Department
Dearborn Heights Police Department
Emmet County Sheriff’s Office
Farmington Hills Police Department
Harbor Springs Police Department
Isabella County Sheriff’s Office
Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office
Livingston County Sheriff’s Office
MSP Cadillac Post
Mackinac Island Police Department
Manistee County Sheriff’s Office
Mason County Sheriff’s Office
Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office
Osceola County Sheriff’s Office
Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office
Owosso Department of Public Safety
Richfield Township Police Department
Saginaw Township Police Department
St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office
Zeeland Police Department
TEAM allows officers to teach at any of the three levels of education - elementary, middle, or high school - public or private - aligning with the Michigan Model for Health. The curriculum has been implemented in over 250 Michigan school districts.