Northern Michigan University serves as a training center for Upper Peninsula and Upper Great Lakes law enforcement personnel. The NMU Public Safety Institute coordinates these training programs, which include a 16-week regional training academy, basic and advanced law enforcement courses, programs and seminars.
The NMU Public Safety Institute is grant funded and offers the following courses when funding is available:
Basic courses cover such topics as firearms, precision driving, first aid and CPR, police tactics, defensive tactics, criminal justice, domestic violence, traffic enforcement, mountain bike patrol, criminal law and other law enforcement areas.
Advanced courses include legal update training, precision driving, advanced law enforcement training, tactical pistol course, first-line supervisor training, firearm instructor update and evidence photography.
For more information, please contact Lt. Kenneth D. Love, Coordinator of NMU Public Safety Institute and Regional Police Academy at 906-227-1408.
The PSI holds regularly scheduled EMPCO local corrections reading and writing and physical tests. The EMPCO Law Enforcement test is given on an as needed basis. We also give the MCOLES Pre-Physical fitness test on an as needed basis.