Kelsy Davis 
Michigan Sheriffs' Association 


Monday, April 29, 2019 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday, May 3, 2019 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 2019 Marine Training Academy for new marine officers. The Academy will be held April 29 - May 3, 2019 at the Ottawa County DHS Building at 12185 James St, Holland, MI in the Macatawa Conference Room. 

The registration fee per attendee is $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 the 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, 12381 Felch Street, Holland, MI 49424. Contact number to reserve rooms is (616) 738-2800. Rooms have been set aside from April 28th through May 2nd at a rate of $85.00 per room with up to four students sharing a room. If you need a room for the night of Friday, May 3rd, please let the hotel know; 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 1, 2019 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.



Please click here to download the 2019 Marine Training Academy Policies and Requirements.

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