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Reserve Police Officer Academy

The Reserve Police Officer Academy has been developed to give the Reserve Police Officer the needed education and training to function as an auxiliary officer in today's society.

The curriculum was developed with input from the Macomb Advisory Committee, which consists of the Prosecutor, Sheriff and the heads of Macomb County law enforcement agencies, to ensure that the needs of the communities serviced by the Macomb Criminal Justice Training Center are met.

The program is offered once a year and typically begins in early January and ends in early May.

Reserve officer candidates must be sponsored by a law enforcement agency and are subjected to an exhaustive background check as part of the application process by those agencies. Successful candidates then meet twice a week in the evening from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and on several Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, for a total of 136 hours. Course emphasis is placed on Criminal Law, Subject Control, Firearms and First Aid/CPR.

Upon successful completion of the program, candidates return to their sponsoring agencies, where they confidently begin serving their communities as Reserve Police Officers.

For additional information, please call the Center at 586.498.4050 or email, or contact the Reserve Officer Coordinator of the police department in your community. 

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