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.

The curriculum covers such topics as physical fitness training, firearms, precision driving, first aid and CPR, police tactics, defensive tactics, domestic violence, traffic enforcement, criminal law and other law enforcement areas. The 560 hour basic academy curriculum is developed by MCOLES.

Twelve of the NMU credits taken to complete the academy can be applied to NMU’s associate of applied science degree in law enforcement. Students may also utilize the 12 credits as “general elective” credits in other undergraduate programs at NMU.