Boating Safety

The Oakland County Sheriff's Marine Unit is hosting Boater's Safety Classes on the following dates:

  • July 14th, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:30pm at 38East (Sheriff's Administration Building)
  • July 28th, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:30pm at 57West (Sheriff's Patrol Services Building)
  • August 11th, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:30pm at 38East
  • August 25th, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:30pm at 38East
  • Each student will receive the State Boating Safety Certificate upon passing a written test.
  • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

To reserve a place in the Boater's Safety Class, please call 248-858-7831.   Pre-registration is required.

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 of 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.