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31 Officers Graduate from TEAM School Liaison Program
February 17, 2023
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.