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.
Twelve of the academy credits can be applied toward Northern Michigan University’s 65-credit associate degree of law enforcement or as general elective credits in other undergraduate programs at NMU.
Financial aid is available through NMU’s standard financial aid process for qualified applicants.
NMU also works with Military Veterans to apply any educational benefits to academy costs.
The main costs for the program are:
- Academy fee: $4,900
- NMU application fee: $35 (if applicable)
- Uniforms and boots: approximately $500
Additional costs to consider are:
- Housing and food
- Physical examination
- Hearing examination
- Vision examination
- Physical fitness test*
- MCOLES reading/writing test*
*NMU is the site of these tests.
For more information, contact the NMU Regional Police Academy at 906-227-1408.