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Office of the Eaton County Sheriff - Weekly Update

Posted on: September 20, 2019

Weekly Update Article September 16, 2019

Overall the Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 968 calls for service/events.  Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas:  Alarms (23), Car/Deer Accidents (14), Assist Citizen/Motorist Assists (28), Check Well Beings (32), Domestic Disputes (10), Shoplifting Complaints (37), Larcenies (22), Argument/Verbal Altercation (9), MDOP (7), Personal Injury Crashes (10), Property Damage Crashes (27), Suspicious Subject/Situation/Vehicle (74), Traffic Hazards (36), Traffic Stops (199), Traffic Violations (52), and Civil Complaints (16).

There are just three more of our FREE Hunter Safety classes left before the end our scheduled classes. We have plenty of room left in all the classes. Here are the dates –

          Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, September 23, 24, and 26

          Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, October 7, 8, and 10

          Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, November 4, 5, and 6

The classes are held in the Dep. Donald E. Rice Training Room at the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, 1025 Independence Blvd, Charlotte from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the first 2 nights of class and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the last night of class.

Class size is limited to 50 students each session and there are no age restrictions. To sign up or if you have any questions, please contact Patrick Barnes at 543-5257. When registering, we will need the student’s full name and birthdate.

The Hunter Safety Course, or similar approved course by another state, province or organization, is a requirement to obtaining a Michigan hunting license for anyone born on or after January 1, 1960. Even though the course is not required for persons born before that date, it is recommended, especially for beginning hunters.

Classes are taught by certified instructors who teach firearm safety and laws, basic hunting terminology, conservation, safe hunting practices, outdoor ethics, wildlife identification and management, survival, limited first aid and Michigan Wildlife Regulations. The course is free and prepares sportsmen for a safer, more rewarding experience while in the outdoors.

Also if your family enjoys snowmobiling, our FREE Snowmobile Safety class is scheduled for December 2 and 3, 2019. The class is held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Sheriff’s Office Training Room, 1025 Independence Blvd, Charlotte. There is no charge for the class and there are no age restrictions. To register please contact Patrick Barnes at 543-5257. When registering, we will need the student’s full name and birthdate.

Yours in Public Safety,

Sheriff Tom Reich


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