ATOM would like to invite you to consider being a sponsor of quality law enforcement in Minnesota. We know that your company supports law enforcement by the type of services you offer, and we would like our members to see that you support quality training at a reasonable cost. As a sponsor you would receive recognition on our website and other print material, as well as a presence at some of our training. A yearly sponsorship would be $400 and you would receive recognition on our website and Facebook page beginning in January 2019. They will help offset the cost of training that ATOM offers.
If you are interested, please contact Darlyne Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-922-2324 with any questions. We have included some history and other information regarding our organization below. Thank you in advance for your support.
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 education.
- 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.
It is difficult to determine how many police officers have been trained, 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 over the years, has made a substantial impact on law enforcement training in Minnesota. Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions, contact Darlyne Erickson at 952-922-2324
Aaron Paul, Detective
Bloomington Police Department
ATOM Board President