The following is from Police Chief Richard J. Ramereiz Jr.’s written report to city council on recent activity.
Officer Adam Hoy attended the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement training in Mt. Pleasant in September, where officers are taught to “observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both.”
Chief Ramereiz attended the third week of a National Coalition Academy in Texas with Ty Warzcinsky of the Gratiot County Substance Abuse Coalition. The training teaches leaders “what they need to know and what their team needs to do to establish or maintain a highly effective anti-drug coalition,” wrote Ramereiz in the report.
Officer Brandon Crowther attended a four-day Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation in September at Delta College. The Reid technique, wrote Ramereiz, “is widely recognized as the most effective means available to exonerate the innocent and identify the guilty. Topics include “interview and interrogation preparation, distinction between and interview and interrogation, proper room environment and factors affecting a subject’s behavior.”
Chief Ramereiz attended the Law Enforcement Information Network Local Agency Security Officer training in September at the Midland Law Center. Federal law requires that each police department with access to the federal LEIN system must have a Local Agency Security Officer. In St. Louis that man is Ramereiz.
Chief Ramereiz and Sgt. Kristi Forshee attended a presentation at the Alma police department on the evidence review and audit process for agencies using the CORE TIMS/TALON report management system in September. “This is what we use to to complete our reports, access LEIN and the criminal justice information system,” wrote Ramereiz.