(12-3-20) Berrien County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Palmer recently graduated from the 26th Fall Corrections Academy session at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  The four week academy offers a comprehensive, interactive instruction program in various disciplines for jail deputies. Training topics include custody and security, defensive tactics, first aid (including CPR and AED procedures), suicide awareness, fire safety and interpersonal communications. The academy, 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 jail staff, inmates and county residents.

Sheriff L. Paul Bailey –

“I want to congratulate Deputy Palmer for his effort in completing this vital training.  The skills learned at this academy will help him safely and effectively manage our inmate population. The training helps our deputies develop and practice the tools necessary to be successful in this high stress environment”.