Boating Safety Classes

                                                       FREE BOATING SAFETY CLASSES 

Sheriff Tom Reich announces FREE Boating Safety classes.  The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting these classes from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Sheriff's Office Dep. Donald E. Rice Training Room, 1025 Independence Blvd, Charlotte: 

           May 17, 18, and 19, 2022 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) 

           June 6, 7, and 8, 2022 (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) 

Class size is limited to 25 students. Any student under the age of 10 will need to have a parent stay with them. Students will need to bring 2 #2 pencils and a face mask if you choose.  

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. 

 The class is free and registration is done online at www.michigan.gov/DNR. Click on Education and Safety, click on Recreational Safety and Hunter Education, click on Search for Classes, scroll to find the type of class you are interested in, click on View Upcoming Events, scroll to find the class being taught at the Eaton County Sheriff's Office, then click on View to register.

If you have any questions, please call Allison Bowers at 517-543-5257 or email her at Abowers@eatoncounty.org. Thank you for your interest.