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31 Officers Graduate from TEAM School Liaison Program

Michigan students will soon benefit from the addition of 31 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, Feb. 9, 2023. 

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 police to better equip children to protect themselves. During the 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 was comprised of 31 officers including four from MSP, 16 from sheriff’s offices, 10 from township/city police departments, and one director of school security: 

Allegan County Sheriff’s Office

Baraga County Sheriff's Office

Brown City Police Department

Buchanan City Police Department

Canton Township Department of Public Safety

Coloma Township Police Department

Corunna Public Schools

Genesee County Sheriff’s Office

Grand Blanc City Police Department

Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department

Houghton City Police Department

Ingham County Sheriff's Office

Ironwood Department of Public Safety

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

Kent County Sheriff’s Office

Marysville Police Department

MSP – Alpena Post

MSP – Calumet Post

MSP – Iron Mountain Post

MSP – Negaunee Post

Muskegon Heights Police Department

Potterville Police Department

Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office

Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office

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.