From May 28-June 4, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 974 calls for service/events. Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas: Traffic Stops-144, Suspicious Subject/Situation/Vehicle-67, Traffic Violations-54, Assist Citizen/Motorist Assists-36, Check Well-Beings-34, Alarms-28, Shoplifting Complaints-24, Larcenies-22, Traffic Hazards-20, Property Damage Crashes-19, Domestic Disputes-15, Car/Deer Accidents-12, Personal Injury Crashes-12, Civil Complaints-12, Assist Other Police Dept-12, and Property Damage Hit & Run-11.
FREE Boating Safety Classes – The last of our FREE Boating Safety classes for the season is being held next week – Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, June 12, 13, and 15, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. There are plenty of seats still available and registrations are taken 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.
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. 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.
Our complete 2023 schedule of classes is posted on our website and are also on the Michigan.gov/dnr website listed above. You can register now for any of the classes. If you have any questions, please call Ashlee DeLand at 517-543-5257 or email her at Adeland@eatoncounty.org. Thank you for your interest.
Yours in Public Safety,
Sheriff Tom Reich