Mikayla Terry 
Michigan Sheriffs' Association 


Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Ottawa County DHS Building 
12185 James St.
Holland, MI 49424

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 The Michigan Sheriffs' Association, The Department of Natural Resources, and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office are proud to announce the 2020 Marine Training Academy for new marine officers. The Academy will be held April 27 - May 1, 2020 at the Ottawa County DHS Building:


              Ottawa County DHS Building - Macatawa Conference Room

              12185 James St.

              Holland, MI 49424

 Registration fee per attendee: $150 

  •  This includes all materials, snacks, lunches and dinner on the first 3 nights for those who choose to partake in the extra class sessions. This does NOT include housing for the week.  Once registration is complete (click on the link below), payment for registration fees should be mailed to:
                                                       Ottawa County Sheriff's Offce

                                               12220 Fillmore St.

                                               West Olive, MI 49460


Please note: Our registration system requires that each attendee have their own, unique email address.  This does not have to be an agency email address, so it can be a personal email. Updates to the agenda and equipment list will be sent to these email addresses.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express in Holland:


                                          Holiday Inn Express

                                         12381 Felch Street

                                          Holland, MI 49424

  • Contact number to reserve rooms is (616) 738-2800.
  •  Rooms have been set aside from April 26 – April 30, 2020 at a rate of $85.00 per room with up to four students sharing a room.  This includes a breakfast at the motel.  If you need a room for the night of the May 1, 2020 please let them know and the rate may be higher.  This cost is tax exempt if you provide Holiday Inn with a copy of your department’s tax exemption.  Room reservations must be made by April 7, 2020 to assure a room and are to be made under the State Marine Academy group reservation. 


Reimbursement for all expenses shall be in accordance with the rules and regulations of the State of Michigan, Department of Natural Resources Marine Safety Program.


2020 Training Agenda

2020 Training Requirements and Policies

Please note students must complete the Michigan Boater Education Course BEFORE the Academy.