Personal History Statement – This form is to be completed by individuals who have been interviewed for a position with the Sheriff’s Office. If in consideration for an opening, you will be asked to complete this form. It can be filled out electronically or printed and completed by hand.

Corrections Officer Hiring Process

In order to be considered for any open corrections officer position, applicants must successfully complete the Corrections Officer examination through Empco, Inc. To register for an examination or for more information on Corrections Officer requirements, test dates, test locations and testing fee, applicants must visit the Empco, Inc. website.


Inquiries regarding the MSCTC Written exam should be directed to EMPCO, who administers the test for MSCTC. EMPCO can be contacted directly at 248-528-8060 or you can visit their web site.

Visit the Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council website for minimum standards for corrections officers and other important information for potential corrections officer candidates.


Inquiries regarding the Local Corrections Officer Physical Abilities Test (LCOPAT) should be directed to MSCTC, at 517-999-7282 or visit our web site EMPCO does not administer/schedule the LCOPAT.

Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Charles Noll

Sheriff Charlie Noll


Undersheriff Bucholtz

Undersheriff Andrew Bucholtz

133 Adams Street
Ionia, MI 48846

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed for Lunch: 12-12:30 PM
Holiday Closed Schedule

Dial 911

Sheriff Records
(616) 527-5737

Jail/Inmate Info
(616) 527-5390

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