EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State University and the state Department of Natural Resources have announced an online program to help conservation officers develop and sharpen their crime-fighting skills.

The state agency said Monday that its employees will take classes remotely from the university’s School of Criminal Justice.

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The agency says the online modules “will allow conservation officers across Michigan to access the training and complete it at a time that is convenient for them.”

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It says the modules are between 20 minutes and an hour long and include worksheets and quizzes.

The first module is called “Time of Death Estimation by Temperature Study of White-Tailed Deer.” It’s part of an effort to help conservation officers investigate poaching.

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