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30 Officers Graduate from TEAM School Liaison Program

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                                     

MSP Headquarters

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.