Make Sure Your People are Prepared, Protected, & Well Trained.
Providing Training Courses & Consulting for Public Safety Organizations in Minnesota and Beyond.
Advancing excellence in policing and public safety.
Police and public safety agencies face many management and leadership challenges in today’s rapidly changing environment. CENTURION SKILLS offers unique consulting and advisory services to law enforcement, public safety organizations and private businesses.
Our team includes subject matter experts from the public and private sectors who bring real-world solutions and best practices to the pursuit of excellence in policing and public safety.
We provide public safety agencies with the knowledge, skills and best practices needed to serve their communities and build public trust.
Solutions for Effective Policing
Peer to Peer exchanges and agency assessments are proven strategies that bring new ideas to organizations who want to increase their effectiveness. Police and public safety agencies are also facing management and leadership challenges caused by the rapidly changing environment.
In both cases, Centurion Skills offers customized consulting and advisory services, conducted by our team of subject matter experts from the public and private sectors, who bring real-world experience and practical solutions to agencies seeking to expand their community engagement practices or conduct a resource and staffing analysis.
If you would like more information about Centurion Skills consulting services, please call William Micklus at 612-817-0653 or click on the Contact form to request more information.
About Our Instructors & Consultants
Our team is comprised of experienced public safety and private sector professionals who bring both academic and real-world solutions to today’s challenges.
Recognized as an effective diversity consultant, Mr. Micklus was chosen to join a team to train the officers of the U.S. Capitol Police Department in diversity practices. This led to his participation in the design and delivery of both the classroom and Train the Trainer versions of the U.S. Department of Justice sponsored Public Safety De-escalation Strategies for Military Veterans in Crisis. This popular program was re-funded several times due to the successful application of its teachings.
Northwestern University selected Micklus as a Course Director for their prestigious School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) executive training program and the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute designated Bill as their Associate Director where he managed training projects such as the Native American Training Series and delivered those classes to Tribal Police and Communities across America. The State of Minnesota funded a training initiative called De-escalation Strategies for Persons with Mental Illness or Behavior Disorders in Crisis which gained support of veterans in the state. Micklus’ testimony before the legislature helped to ensure the program’s continued funding. Micklus began his police career in the City of Burnsville, MN where he and his family are still proud to call home.
Our team of instructors reflects the diversity within our communities and represents a balanced perspective of the community safety personnel state wide. A staff comprised of both in-service and post -service law enforcement professionals, legal and academic scholars, and career military personnel are supported by a leadership team that includes a Fortune 100 business executive and mental health advisors. Together, they are committed to providing a challenging and engaging learning environment while enhancing the safety margins for those operating in a dangerous profession.
Centurion Skills partners with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs to provide grant funded De-escalation training in the use of adaptable crisis intervention techniques that will enhance the safety and effectiveness of Community Safety Personnel state-wide.