Redefining the Classroom

Sault police donate patrol car to LSSU law enforcement academy

Posted: January 31st, 2014

ACADEMY CAR DONATION – Lake Superior State University President Tony McLain accepts the keys to a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor from Sault (Michigan) Police Department Chief John Riley. LSSU criminal justice professor Herbert Henderson holds title to the patrol car, which was donated to LSSU's Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) academy program on Jan 29. The seven-week MCOLES academy is held every May at LSSU, and teaches students skills in firearms, driving, and defense tactics. MCOLES certification is required by Michigan for CJ graduates applying to be police officers. The cadets standing around this car will be using it to practice specialized driving techniques. Run a Web search for "Weir MCOLES scholarship" to read about a special fund created in SPD detective John Weir's memory that helps LSSU criminal justice majors attend the academy. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; Prof. Herb Henderson, e-mail, 635-2172.