ATOM is looking to expand our training opportunities to agencies throughout Minnesota and the Midwest. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, we encourage you to do so. A little history is included below, along with a FORM for you to fill out and submit for consideration. 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 training in Minnesota. We are looking to expand our training content.
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.
Focus Areas include:
- Professional Development
- Personal Development
- Use of Force
- Hostage Negotiation
- Field Training
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.
If interested, please fill out the form. LINK TO APPLICATION Questions? Call 952-922-2324