Boating Safety

The Sheriff's Office will also be teaching Boater's Safety Classes on the following dates, from 8:30am to 3:30pm:

  • April 18th - Cancelled
  • April 25th - Cancelled
  • May 16th 
  • May 30th

Classes will have an hour for lunch.  You can go to a local restaurant or bring your own lunch.  The Class will be held at 1200 N. Telegraph, Bldg. 38East, the Sheriff's Admin Office.

    Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

To reserve a place in a Boater Safety Class, please call 248-858-7831.

There is NO charge for the Boater Safety Classes given at the Oakland County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).

**Please note that scheduling is done on Thursdays and Fridays.  If you leave a voice mail message it will be returned on one the these days in the order it was received*

  • Be weather wise.​
  • Bring extra gear you may need.
  • Tell someone where you're going, who is with you, and how long you'll be away.
  • Ventilate after fueling.
  • Stay dry and warm.
  • Anchor from bow, not stern
  • Take a safe boating course.
  • Be ready for trouble when a powerboat passes you in a narrow channel.
  • When changing seats, stay low and near center line of a small boat.
  • Always carry distress signals on board your boat.