Community Corrections Advisory Board Open Positions: Chief of Police, Criminal Defense, Business Community, Communications Media, City Counsel Person, Workforce Development

Before appointments are made by the Emmet County Board of Commissioners, advance notice shall be published on the Emmet County website requesting that the names of persons interested in being considered for appointment be submitted to the Emmet County Clerk on behalf of the Emmet County Board of Commissioners. Emmet County Clerk’s Office contact information: 200 Division St., Suite 130, Petoskey, MI 49770, Phone: (231) 348-1744, Fax: (231) 348-0602


Community Corrections

Office of Community Corrections
“A Force for Positive Change”
Dean Cosens, Director
200 Division Street, Suite G24
Petoskey Michigan 49770
Phone:  (231) 348-0680  Fax: (231) 348-0681
dcosens@emmetcounty.org

Mission Statement
“Enhance public safety by reducing recidivism,
holding offenders accountable and
supporting offenders’ re-entry from jail or prison.”

Public Act 511 of 1988 stipulates that counties develop a community corrections comprehensive plan and provide an explanation of how the county prison commitment rate will be reduced by diverting non-violent offenders, and promote reduction while public safety is maintained. The Act is intended to encourage the participation in the community corrections programs of offenders who would likely be sentenced to imprisonment in a state correctional facility or jail, who would not increase the risk to public safety, have not demonstrated a pattern of violent behavior, and do not have a criminal record that indicates a pattern of violent offenses.

The OCC is a gateway to community based programming and is dedicated to working with the courts/ probation-parole departments/ and clients in order to keep offenders locally engaged in the community safely.

Office Hours

Monday         8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday         8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday   8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday       8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday            8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2016 Community Corrections Gardens Photo Gallery

Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
231-348-1702 | Contact Us