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34 Officers Graduate from TEAM School Liaison Program

Michigan students will benefit from the addition of 32 law enforcement officers recently trained in the Teaching, Educating, and Mentoring (TEAM) School Liaison Program.  The Michigan State Police (MSP), Grants and Community Services Division hosted the five-day training, which concluded Friday, May 24, 2024.

TEAM is a school-based, law-related curriculum taught to grades K-12 by TEAM-trained police officers with the goal of uniting educators, students, and law enforcement officers to help children 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 one trooper from the MSP, 11 deputies from county sheriffs’ offices, one officer from a tribal police department, two officers from the state of Alabama, and 19 officers from city/township police departments.  They represent the following agencies:

Alpena Police Department

Ann Arbor Police Department

Arenac County Sheriff's Office

Bath Township Police Department

Bay County Sheriff's Office

Crawford County Sheriff's Office

Dearborn Heights Police Department

Eaton County Sheriff's Office

Farmington Hills Police Department

Frankenmuth Police Department

Grosse Pointe City Department of Public Safety

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Kent County Sheriff's Office

Keweenaw Bay Tribal Police Department

Mackinac County Sheriff's Office

Madison Heights Police Department

Marquette Police Department

MSP - Second District Headquarters

Negaunee City Police Department

Northville Township Police Department

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office

Osceola County Sheriff's Office

Ottawa County Sheriff's Office

Petoskey Department of Public Safety

Springport Township Police Department

Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama

White Lake 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, and in several other states across the US.