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Correctional Officers' Training Council

The Michigan Correctional Officers' Training Council does the following:

-Develops, approves, and updates course content of the vocational certificate program for applicants to meet the educational requirements to be employed as a state corrections officer;
-Develops, approves, and updates minimum requirements with regards to recruitment and selection for new state corrections officers;
-Develops, approves, and updates standards for the certification, recertification, and decertification of state corrections officers;
-Reviews and approves course content or course topics for the initial and ongoing training of state corrections officers
The Training Council consists of 8 members, each representing a particular interest, who serve 3 year terms.



Contact Information

Gary Manns
Executive Secretary
Phone: (517) 373-2081
Fax: (517) 335-7939


Current Members:

Ray H. Sholtz, Brant
Represents a State Corrections Officer, term expires 3/29/23

Amy Cahoon, Holt
Represents the State Personnel Director, term expires 3/29/23

Sherman Campbell, Jackson
Represents the Department of Corrections, term expires 3/29/23

Tamara McDiarmid, Ionia
Represents the academic community/community college, term expires 3/29/24

Kelly Manning, Grand Ledge

Represents the Department of Technology, Management and Budget, term expires 3/29/24

Reverend Robert Davis, Saginaw
Represents the general public, term expires 3/29/24

Jason Sides, Grand Rapids

Represents the general public, term expires 3/29/24

Matthew Larson, Ph.D, Sterling Heights
Represents the academic community/universities, term expires 3/29/24