Certification / Decertification

Local Correction Officer Certification / Decertification
Revised and Adopted September 12, 2013
  1. Local Correction Officer Certification / Decertification

    1. The Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council (Council) shall grant certification to:

      1. A person who meets all minimum hiring standards and requirements for Local Corrections Officers in effect at the time the person becomes employed as a Local Corrections Officer.

      2. A person who conforms with Section 12 and 13 of the Local Corrections Officers Training Act 125 of 2003 under guidelines established and adopted by the Council.

    2. Certification granted to a person under this act is valid until one or more of the following occurs:

      1. Conviction by a judge or jury of a felony.

      2. Conviction by a plea of guilty to a felony.

      3. Conviction by a plea of no contest to a felony.

      4. Making a materially false statement or committing fraud during the application for certification.

      5. The certification becomes invalid because the person is no longer employed as a Local Corrections Officer.

      6. The Local Corrections Officer has not met the annual 20 hour in-service training requirement.

      7. The certification is revoked.

    3. The Council shall issue a certificate to a person who has successfully completed the 160 hour Local Corrections Officer Academy or, if applicable, based on the Recognition of Prior and Training and Experience requirements, the 96 hour Re-Entry/Core Training. A certificate issued to a person remains the property of the Council and shall be surrendered to the Council upon request.

    4. A person who successfully completes a Local Correction Officer academy shall be entered into the Local Corrections Officer Tracking System (LCOTS) and assigned a permanent LCOTS identification number.


  2. Procedures for Decertification; Review

    1. The Council, by certified mail, shall notify the Local Corrections Officer of decertification and a copy of the notice shall also be provided by certified mail, to the Sheriff, Under Sheriff, Jail Administrator and County Board Chairperson.

    2. Once a Corrections Officer is decertified, the Officer may submit a written appeal to the Council within thirty (30) days of receiving the notice of decertification. The Council shall consider each appeal on an individual basis.


  3. Process for Re-Certification

    1. If decertification occurs because of no longer being employed as a Local Corrections Officer, re-certification may be reestablished under the current standards provided for in Recognition of Prior Training and Experience,” Previously Michigan Certified”.

    2. If decertification occurs because a Corrections Officer did not complete the annual 20 hours of in-service training, reestablishing certification may include one or more requirements determined by the Council:

      1. Successful completion of the 160 hour Local Corrections Officer Academy.

      2. Successful completion of the 96 hour Re-Entry/Core Training.

      3. Completing additional hours of In-Service training.

    3. Reestablishing certification as a Local Corrections Officer shall include meeting all the current selection and employment standards for Michigan Local Corrections Officers in effect at the time the application for recertification is submitted.


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