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Former Detroit Police Chief Conducts Diversity Training at UM-Flint

  • March 31st, 2009 By: UM-Flint News

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University of Michigan-Flint police and security officers will be participating in a two-day diversity training session led by former Detroit Police Chief Dr. Isaiah McKinnon. Officers and staff from safety departments at Mott Community College and Kettering University have been invited to join the sessions.

University of Michigan-Flint police and security officers will be participating in a two-day diversity training session led by former Detroit Police Chief Dr. Isaiah McKinnon.

Officers and staff from safety departments at Mott Community College and Kettering University have been invited to join the sessions. The training sessions will be presented on Tuesday, January 8, and Wednesday, January 9 in the University of Michigan-Flint Riverview Room. Both sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

While serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the 4,700 member Detroit PD, McKinnon successfully reorganized, restructured and revitalized it, and fostered a working relationship with the general community, federal and regional law enforcement agencies and the media. Currently, he is an associate professor of education and human services at the University of Detroit Mercy. He has also continued to educate people on personal safety on his WDIV-TV program, “Stay Safe with Ike.”

“We are very pleased to bring someone with Chief McKinnon’s reputation and background to present diversity training for our officers,” said UM-Flint Public Safety Director Chalmers Sanders. “Diversity training has always been a department priority, and now we are working to establish annual training sessions.”

McKinnon will be joined by Dr. Michael Witkowski, a nationally known security litigation expert. He is a professor of criminal justice and directs the graduate programs in security administration at the University of Detroit Mercy. Also part of the presentation team will be former FBI agent Henry Glaspie lll. He served as a special agent for 24 years. Glaspie is currently an instructor at the Oakland Police Academy.

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