Marine Division Reserve Unit
The sheriff’s office marine reserve program was started in 1989 by Sheriff William Hackel to assist the sworn officers with patrol on Lake St Clair. Over the years the program has expanded to include reservists becoming State of Michigan certified boater’s safety instructors and staffing public information booths at the various boating events in the Metro Detroit area. Many of our safety and public education efforts would not be possible without the assistance of our marine safety officers.
The marine safety officers attend the same basic evening academy that other Macomb reservists attend. After graduation marine safety officers attend additional training for marine law under PA 451 of 1994. The new marine safety officer is then mentored through hands on training with the patrol vessel, rescue equipment, navigational problem solving, VHF radio communications, medical first responder, and marine firefighting.
Our marine safety officers donate thousands of hours each year to the community. If serving on Lake St Clair interests you, we invite you to apply.
We will not be taking any reserve applications for the year of 2021, as we have no vacancies. Please check back next year, if you're interested.