Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) would like to announce the completion of its most recent Local Corrections Officer Training Academy held at the Mt Pleasant Campus.

The 16-week academy offers a comprehensive, interactive instruction in various disciplines for Mid students and local correction officers from various Michigan Sheriff Departments. Training topics include custody and security, defensive tactics, first aid, suicide awareness, fire safety, and interpersonal communications.

The MMCC academy, which is certified by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council, is an important element of providing the necessary skills for maintaining a safe, secure environment for correction officers, inmates, and county residents.

“Congratulations to our graduates who are dedicated to learning important skills in order to safely and effectively manage our inmate population. The training helps our corrections officers develop and practice the tools necessary to be successful in a high stress environment,” noted Barney Ledford, Criminal Justice Coordinator at Mid.

Graduates included Robert Medley (Gladwin S.D.), Mackenzie Maxon (Gladwin S.D.), Caitlin Carlson

(Isabella S.D.), Abigail Guerrero, Caleb Giles, and Rakel Cornejo (Gratiot S.D).

For additional information on Mid’s Local Detention Academy, visit https://www.midmich.edu/academics/programs-of-study/occupational/cj or contact Barney Ledford at bledford@midmich.edu or (989) 339-6961.

Local corrections officers displaying their diplomas: Robert Medley, Mackenzie Maxon, Cailin Carlson, Abigail Guerrero, Caleb Gilesm and Rakel Cornejo
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