The Regional Police Academy is a 16-week, 800-hour police training school designed to provide basic law enforcement training to in-service and pre-service recruits. At the successful completion of academy training, a recruit becomes certifiable as a police officer through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). This training is transferable to most other states.
The State Licensing Examination is given upon successful completion of all academy requirements. Passing the licensing exam, qualifies a recruit as licensable in Michigan to become a police officer. A license is granted upon employment by a police department.
MCOLES establishes the requirements for admission to all of the state’s regional academies.
The requirements are:
Age and citizenship --
*Minimum 1-year training and experience as a military police officer in any of the service branches. Contact MCOLES at (517) 322-1949 for more information.
Contact the academy for more information on stipulations of this option.
Health and Physical Fitness
For further clarification: www.michigan.gov/mcoles
** NMU is a regional test site for these exams.