KCSAR Training Schedule 2024

Regular meetings (shown in bold) are held at 7:00 PM on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Kent County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), located at 701 Ball Ave NE, unless otherwise noted.

NOTE: This calendar will be updated as additional Training is scheduled, so check back often!

June

  • June 1 (Saturday)
  • June 6 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Burton Park
      • 6805 Burton St SE
      • Grand Rapids, MI  49546
  • Canceled – June 13 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Saul Lake Bog Nature Preserve
      • 10471 6 Mile Rd NE
      • Rockford, MI  49341
  • June 20 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • TBD
  • June 27
    • PFT
    • Pack Check
    • Follow up on attendance

July

  • July 11 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • TBD
  • July 18 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • TBD
  • July 25
    • Search Techniques
    • Kent County Sheriff-South Substation / Prairie Wolf Park
      • 8557 Kalamazoo SE
      • Caledonia, MI 49316
      • Please park in the top lot!

August

  • August 10 (Saturday)
    • SAR Skills Challenge
  • August 22
    • Mock Search
    • Short and sweet

September

  • September 26
    • Floating Training (advise team needs and update)
  • September 28 (Saturday)

October

  • October 24
    • Night Time Land Navigation
    • Seidman Park
      • 8155 Conservation St NE
      • Ada, MI  49301

November

  • November 28
    • Thanksgiving – NO MEETING

December

  • Informal meeting (TBD)

Past Events 2024

January

  • January 6 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • West Oakview Elementary School
      • 3880 Stuyvesant Ave NE
      • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • CANCELED – January 13 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • South Christian High School
      • 7979 Kalamazoo Ave SE
      • Byron Center, MI 49315
  • January 20 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Kraft Meadows Intermediate School
      • 9230 Kraft Ave SE
      • Caledonia, MI 49316
  • January 25
    • Stop the Bleed
    • Blood Borne Pathogens

February

  • February 3 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science
      • 4463 Leonard St NW
      • Grand Rapids, MI 49534
  • February 10 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Byron Center West Middle School
      • 8654 Homerich Ave SW
      • Byron Center, MI 49315
  • February 17 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Grandville High School
      • 4700 Canal Ave SW
      • Grandville, MI 49418
  • February 22
    • Annual Meeting
    • Cover expectations for the year

March

  • March 2 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Grandville High School
      • 4700 Canal Ave SW
      • Grandville, MI 49418
  • March 9 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • East Oakview Elementary School
      • 3940 Suburban Shores Drive NE
      • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • March 16 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Comstock Park High School
      • 150 6 Mile Rd NE
      • Comstock Park, MI 49321
  • March 21 (Thursday, one week early)
    • Land Navigation
  • March 23 (Saturday)
    • Integrate with K9 Trainng
    • Location:
      • South Christian High School
      • 7979 Kalamazoo Ave SE
      • Byron Center, MI 49315
    • Mock Search
    • Page will go out, information will follow from there
    • Early for leaders, page sent when search is set up

April

  • April 4 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Ada Park
      • 1180 Buttrick Ave SE
      • Ada, MI  49301
  • April 13 (Saturday)
    • K9 Training, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Millennium Park
      • 1415 Maynard Ave SW
      • Walker, MI 49534
    • K9 One is coming with some of their dogs and we will need all the help we can get.
    • Staging will be on the Recreation (Beach) side of the park which is on the west side of Maynard.
  • April 18 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Prairie Wolf Park 
      • 8555 Kalamazoo Ave SE
      • Caledonia, MI  49316
      • If the lot for the park is too busy, we may move to the Sheriff Department Sub Station at the corner of 84th & Kalamazoo to park.
  • April 25
    • Radio Training
  • April 27 (Saturday)

May

  • May 2 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Palmer Park
      • 1275 52nd St SW
      • Wyoming, MI 49509
  • May 9 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location: TBD
  • May 16 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Townsend Park
      • 8260 6 Mile Rd
      • Cannonsburg, MI 49317
  • May 23
    • Search Techniques
    • Location:
      • Kent County South Substation /Prairie Wolf Park
      • 8555 Kalamazoo Ave SE
      • Caledonia, MI 49316, USA
  • May 30 (Thursday)
    • K9 Training, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Please contact Jessy at JChappell@kentcountysar.org if you plan to attend
    • Location:
      • Kent District Library – Walker
      • 4293 Remembrance Rd NW
      • Walker, MI 49534