Boater Safety Course




Sheriff Mike Raines announces free Boating Safety Classes. The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting these classes from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

May 2, 4, and 5, 2011

May 16, 18, and 20, 2011

May 31, June 1, and 3, 2011

June 13, 14, and 16, 2011

June 27, 29, and 30, 2011


Classes will be held in the Sheriff’s Office Training Room, 1025 Independence Blvd, Charlotte.

This is a course for all boaters, the personal watercraft operator; the hunter or fisherman operating an outboard utility boat; the skipper of a family ski boat; the sailing enthusiast. All boaters must follow the same nautical rules, regulations and courtesies of the water. All are subject to the same forces of nature while boating.

As boating is often a family activity, the course is of value to all members of a boating family.

Qualified, enthusiastic and experienced instructors provide instruction as a public service. There is never a charge for instruction. While the content of the student manual serves as the basis for this course, it will also serve as a reference book in basic boating long after the course work is completed. The course meets the educational standards of NASBLA, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, and features a final examination as required by Michigan Law.


To be eligible, students must be at least 12 years of age anytime during the boating season. Please call Jerri Nesbitt at 517-543-5257 to register.


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