Public Safety Institute

Public Safety Institute

Northern Michigan University's Public Safety Institute offers resources in the community in law enforcement training, a police academy, MCOLES testing, local corrections academy and local corrections testing. It provides in-service law enforcement training for the law enforcement officers of the Upper Peninsula. Law enforcement agencies that look to the institute to evaluate, schedule and present in-service training include the Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, United States Forest Service, Sheriff Departments, Michigan Department of Corrections and various local police departments.

Trainings Available

Find out more about upcoming events by visiting the upcoming trainings schedule. Trainings are often held in conjunction with law enforcement organizations from throughout the state and offer opportunities for local officers to receive training above and beyond. 

Command Presence Leadership

August 10, 2020

Reid (Basic and Advanced Sept 22-25, 2020
Human Factor Instructor Recertification Sept 29-30, 2020
Basic Radar and Lidar Sept 25th and Oct 16th, 2020
New MCOLES and LCOPAT Test dates posted 8/4/2020



The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host mandatory meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday Nov. 3rd and 4th, 2020. The meetings will be held in room 132 of the Jacobetti Complex (2296 Sugarloaf Ave. Marquette, MI). You need only attend one meeting. The meetings will start at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm Nov 3rd, 2020 and 11:00 am and 5:00 pm Nov. 4th, 2020. The meeting are limited to 10 people per session. These meetings are for those attending NMU’s Regional Police Academy beginning in May 2021. Documentation will be handed out covering the enrollment process for those attending the academy. Please bring your drivers’ license and your own writing utensil.

To sign-up for the meeting, please call the NMU Regional Police Academy at (906) 227-1408.




Meetings will be held on December 2nd, 2020 at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. All other details are the same as above.


2019 Public Safety Institute Annual Report

Congratulations to NMU RPA Class 09/20 !!





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NMU Public Safety Institute906-227-1408klove@nmu.edu

The NMU Public Safety Institute/Regional Police Academy is located in room 131 of the Jacobetti Complex.