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Sheriff offers class on Boater's Safety

Every year, the Midland County Sheriff's Office sponsors a Marine Safety Class for anyone over the age of 12.  This class is necessary for anyone born after December 31, 1978 who wish to operate a personal watercraft on the waters of the State of Michigan.   Students will meet in front of the Midland Law Enforcement Center at 2727 Rodd Street prior to 8 a.m. 

Those interested may sign up online by filling out the form below or by calling 989 839-4630.  There is no charge for this class, however, students must sign up and review the workbook prior to the date of the class.

Class will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students are urged to pick up workbooks prior to the date of the class.

There will be a break in the class at about noon for participants to take a half hour lunch break. Students are required to bring a sack lunch, one black pen, one pencil and one highlighter for the class.

If you have any questions, please call 839-4630, and we will help you in any manner possible.

The class is limited to the first 60 students.  Please sign up only if you have a strong desire to learn about marine safety.                 

Class will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pick up workbooks beginning May 1, 2017

If you would like to obtain a boater safety certificate, but are not able to attend a scheduled boater's safety class, another option would be to take an online boater safety class.

Go to: http://www.boat-ed.com/michigan/ and/or http://www.boaterexam.com/usa/michigan 
and follow the instructions on creating a User ID and Password.

The online class is full of quizzes, tests, animated videos, and colorful pictures to keep the student engaged and interested.