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Law Enforcement Program with Police Academy

Law enforcement is a thin blue line which stands between you and the organized forces of crime.
-William Parker, Los Angeles’ Longest Serving Chief of Police

Why Police Academy Training?

While Law Enforcement courses prepare students for potential careers in police work or transfer into a bachelor’s degree program, the Police Academy prepares them for immediate and active duty. Because a police officer’s actions affect people everyday, and sometimes in ways an officer doesn’t even realize, they must begin their very first shift prepared to make a powerful difference in someone’s life. Through real-life scenarios, Police Academy training provides future police officers with the opportunity to hone their judgment and skill as they learn how to correctly respond to a variety of police situations.

The Law Enforcement with Police Academy Program at Macomb

In Macomb’s Law Enforcement with Police Academy Program, you will learn about all facets of police work, including criminal law, juvenile issues, rules of evidence, criminal investigation, loss prevention, terrorism, computer-related crime, laboratory techniques and leadership theory. You will take part in Macomb’s Basic Police Academy, which will introduce you to patrol procedures, crime scene process, report writing, detention and prosecution of prisoners, first aid, disaster control and tactical operations. Macomb’s Basic Police Academy meets the state-mandated requirements for preparing students to take the exam for state certifications for entry-level police officers.

Law Enforcement Courses at Macomb

In the Law Enforcement with Police Academy Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Corrections
  • The Police Function
  • Current Issues in Policing
  • Police Field Study
  • Interviewing
  • Crime Causation
  • Delinquency Prevention & Control
  • Analysis of Terrorism
  • Introduction to Cyber Crime Investigation
  • Police Leadership, Management & Supervision
  • Introduction to Criminal Investigations
  • Criminal Investigation & Laboratory Techniques
  • Evidence & Criminal Procedures
  • Criminal Law
  • Advanced Court Procedures
  • Basic Police Academy

Success Rates

The Police Academy 2015 pass rate for the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) Licensing Exam was 99%  and 2015 pass rate was 100%.

Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement

Career opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Law Enforcement with Police Academy include police & sheriff patrol officer, correctional officer/jailer, dispatcher, bailiff, private detective & investigator, and security guard.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice

The credits earned in Macomb’s Law Enforcement with Police Academy Program will transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Law Enforcement with Police Academy Program?

For more information, contact the Law Enforcement program advisors: Professor Donna Sherwood, 586.286.2071, or Professor Gino Hliebay, 586.286.2159.

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