Pre-Service Eligibility

Pre-Service Eligibility
Revised and Adopted September 12, 2013
Local Correction Officer Pre-Service Eligibility Requirements

A Local Corrections Officer candidate must meet all pre-employment minimum hiring standards for a Local Corrections Officer contained within Public Act 125 of 2003 and those approved by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council (Council), and in addition, must meet at least one (1) of the following requirements:
  1. Must successfully complete a 160 hour Local Corrections Officers Academy approved by the Council.
  2. OR
  3. Must graduate from an associate or baccalaureate degree program offered by an accredited institution of higher education which incorporates a 160 hour Local Corrections Officer Academy approved by the Council.
    OR
  4. If a military veteran, must provide a copy of their Military Discharge Long Form DD214, which demonstrates corrections experience received in the military the Council determines is equivalent to the Michigan standard for certification established under the authority of the Local Corrections Officers Training Act (Mich. P.A. 125 of 2003) and must successfully complete the 96 hour Re-Entry/Core Training program.


Pre-Service Eligibility Requirements*

  1. Pre-service eligibility is valid for one calendar year from the date of successful completion of the 160 hour Local Corrections Officer Academy.

  2. After one year from the date of successful completion of a Local Corrections Officer Academy (or, in the case of a military veteran, the 96 hour Re-Entry/Core Training), the candidate may maintain the pre-service eligibility by demonstrating completion of at least 20 hours of annual in-service training approved by the Council. The required 20 hour annual training will include at least three subject areas and contain no more than 10 hours of firearms training. It will be the candidate’s responsibility to furnish the Council with proof of meeting the annual 20 hour in-service training requirement utilizing the list of Council-approved in-service training topics listed on the Council’s web site.

  3. *Pre-Service Eligibility Clarification

Loss of Pre-Service Eligibility; Review

A candidate shall forfeit pre-service eligibility if any of the following occurs:
  1. If the one year anniversary of successfully completing a 160 hour Local Corrections Officer Academy (or, in the case of a military veteran, the 96 hour Re-Entry/Core Training) has passed and the candidate has not demonstrated successful completion of at least 20 hours of annual in-service training as approved by the Council for subsequent years.

  2. The pre-service eligibility is revoked.

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

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

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

  6. Making a materially false statement or committing fraud during the application process as a local corrections officer candidate.

If pre-service eligibility is revoked by the Council, the candidate may appeal in writing directly to the Council.

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