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 9:30 p.m. the first two nights of the class and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the last night of class on the following dates: 

           May 13, 14, and 16, 2019 (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) 

           June 10, 11, and 13, 2019 (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) 

Classes will be held in the Sheriff’s Office Dep. Donald E. Rice Training Room, 1025 Independence Blvd, Charlotte and there are no age restrictions.    

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. 

Please call Patrick Barnes at 517-543-5257 to register.  When registering, we will need the full name and birth date of the student.