ATOM is looking to fill two 2-year positions on our volunteer Board of Directors at our upcoming annual meeting on February 28, 2018. The only qualifications are that you are a licensed peace officer, work for an organization that supports ATOM as an agency member and you are interested in giving input on quality training to law enforcement throughout the state. If you are interested, please contact us via email or phone, 952-922-2324 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A listing of the current board members can be found on our website, http://www.mnpolicetraining.org.
Submissions will be accepted until 11:00am on Friday, 2/22/2018.
THE BASICS: Our Mission
To promote the professional standards of peace officer training and education.
To achieve this purpose, Association of Training Officers of Minnesota may conduct the following activities:
- Promote the development and exchange of training methodologies materials and resources with and for members and others interested in peace officer training and
- Enhance, support and cooperate with existing organizations that are involved with peace officer training and education.
- Develop, coordinate or sponsor training programs utilizing partial or total financial funding from either private or public sources.
HISTORY: ATOM was created in 1974 by a group of law enforcement professionals who determined that there was a need for quality training for all Minnesota police departments. These individuals all volunteered to serve on the board and developed and taught training in the areas of use of force, professional development, hostage negotiation and personal development. Fast forward to 1991, the board contracted with Darlyne Erickson to manage the business of the association, and in 1993 applied and received a 501C3 Non-profit status.
ATOM’s bylaws state that there shall be 11 board members and an ex-officio liaison from MN POST. Each board member serves two years and included in the 11 are three individuals who act as an executive committee. First/Second VP and President and Past President. We meet once a month and meet at board member agencies, 10-Noon on the 4th Thursday of the month. Summer meetings are optional.
TRAINING STATISTICS: It is difficult to determine how many police officers have been trained over the past 44 years, but our electronic records show that since 2002 we have facilitated the training for 9100 individuals, which equates to innumerable hours. From 1991-2003 we can estimate another 4800 individuals trained, and from 1974 to 1991, it’s impossible to say how many walked through the doors of ATOM training.
Suffice it to say that ATOM, with the support of the many individuals who have voluntarily served on the Board of Directors or taught courses over the years, has made a difference for law enforcement in Minnesota.
Contact us at 952-922-2324 or email email@example.com