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Kirtland Offers Firearms Safety, Concealed Pistol Training

Kirtland Community College’s Public Safety Office is offering a two-part course in firearms safety and concealed pistol license (CPL) training to members of the public on February 22 and 23, 2013.  The course fee is $125 per person and includes ammunition for 9mm, .40 and .45-caliber weapons.  A senior citizen discount is available to anyone age 60 or older with valid proof of age.  Coordinators Thomas M. Grace, Director (Kirtland Regional Police Academy) and Melvin F. Hill (retired Chief of Police, Kalkaska Police Department) will deliver course training in the lower level of the Administration Building and on the firearms range at Kirtland’s main campus near Roscommon.

Firearms Safety Training

Firearms Safety Training

Home Safety Firearms is a community service course designed to accommodate a wide range of experience, from the beginner who has never handled a handgun to the experienced shooter.  The course is certified by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and meets the CPL (formerly CCW) civilian training requirements of Public Act 381.  Completion of the course does not guarantee the participant will be granted a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Participants in this non-credit course must attend a total of 12 hours:  eight classroom and four range hours.  A certificate of completion will be issued only to program trainees attending the full 12 hours.  Hours for the course are 6-10:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22 (classroom only) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 (classroom and range).  Participants will need:


Classroom Days

Notepad & pen

(Optional) Handgun for visual reference (NO ammunition allowed in classroom)

Range Day

Sack lunch

Appropriate clothing for the weather (shooting is all outdoors)

Handgun, if you have one

Ammunition if needed (ammunition provided for 9mm, .40 and .45-caliber weapons; participants using other types of weapons must provide their own)

Protection for eyes and ears (more information provided on classroom day)


Kirtland Community College’s Careers in Emergency Services Office operates several degrees/programs including Corrections Administration, Criminal Justice Administration, Criminal Justice Pre-Service, Correctional Officer Certificate and Fire Science.  Annually, more than 3,000 students attend a variety of occupational, skilled trades, two-year and transfer degree programs at Kirtland’s three locations – near Roscommon, Kirtland-Gaylord and Kirtland-West Branch.  Kirtland also offers a wide range of online courses and degrees, all of which can be completed from home.

For more information, contact the Emergency Services Office at (989)275-5000, ext. 380 or ext. 348, or email  Additional information about Kirtland Community College can be found at