Training Division

The Training Division is responsible for developing and providing both initial new employee training and in-service training for status employees.

The Training Division establishes standards for training and assists the Department by planning, evaluating, developing and presenting training materials to improve employee performance, skills and knowledge.

All Department employees are required to attend new employee training and yearly in-service training. This training includes updates on basic correctional programs, as well as programs required by Department policy, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration , the Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) , and other outside agencies that impact on the Department. Training for corrections officers also follows additional guidelines as established by state law.

The Recruitment Section is responsible for the screening, selection, and hiring of all new Corrections Officers. The section coordinates recruitment efforts for all classifications, ensuring diversity of the Department's workforce.