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Sides appointed to state council

MARQUETTE — Jason M. Sides of Marquette has been appointed to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Correctional Officers’ Training Council.

Sides is the offender success community coordinator for Great Lakes Recovery Centers, Inc. He holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice from Northern Michigan University.

Sides is appointed to represent the general public for a term that began Friday and will expire on March 29, 2024. He succeeds Christopher Mills, whose term expired March 29.

The Correctional Officers’ Training Council establishes standards regarding training and education as prescribed in the Correctional Officers’ Training Act. The council develops, approves and updates course content for the vocational certificate program, minimum requirements for recruitment and selection for new state corrections officers, and standards for the certification, recertification and decertification of state corrections officers.

These appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Michigan Senate.

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