Training Unit

Th​e Sheriff's Office Training Unit is responsible for the development, planning, scheduling and maintenance of all in-service and off-site law enforcement-related instruction. Designated to cover the educational needs of the Sheriff's Office, the Trainin​g Unit is responsible for the training of corrections officers, certified officers, and non-certified/civilian personnel.  A strong "in-house" instructional staff, combined with specialized on-site/off-site vendor training and an online learning system, provide members of the Sheriff's Office with the best information available in various topics relevant to effectively upholding the law. 

The Training Unit maintains records and oversees the following departmental functions:

  • The State-Certified Corrections Academy (In-house training for newly-hired deputies)
  • The Field Training Officers program (Both Corrections and Patrol)
  • The Firearms Range--handgun, shotgun, rifle, TASER, baton, pepper spray and Firearms Training System (FATS) instruction
  • The Police Academy (State of Michigan - Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards MCOLES licensing process)
  • All In-Service Training Courses (mandated & non-mandated)
  • All Off-Site Training Courses
  • State & local training fund expenditures
  • Student Intern & ride-along programs
  • Database management of all Sheriff's employees and related statistics
  • Training resource management (equipment, classroom use, video library)
  • Concealed weapons permits and their approval
  • Emergency deployment of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and training for this process
In 2019, a total of 14,261 persons attended training facilitated by the unit, including 9,200 personnel trained in the Gun Range. Training is provided by both in-house staff and outside vendors. The goal of the Training Unit is to continue offering agency personnel the highest level of instructional opportunities. More detailed information about the extensive sessions overseen by the unit is available in the Sheriff's Office Annual Report.

Training Unit: 248-858-4990

Training Unit