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Police Academy

Police training is as important as doctors attending medical school.
- Lt. Andrew Hawkes, Rockwell (Texas) County Sheriff’s Department, Author of Secrets of Successful Highway Drug Interdiction

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 Police Academy at Macomb

Macomb’s Police Academy provides 17 weeks of training approved by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) in a state-of-the-art facility on Macomb’s East Campus.  You will learn patrol procedures, crime scene process, report writing, detention and prosecution of prisoners, first aid, disaster control and tactical operations.  Two academy sessions are held each year, in the fall and spring, and the 15 credits earned may be applied to an associate degree in law enforcement, which is required for graduation from the academy. Macomb’s Police Academy meets the state-mandated requirements for preparing students to take the exam for state certifications for entry-level police officers and also provides graduates with job placement assistance.

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 for Police Academy Graduates

Graduates of Macomb’s Police Academy are eligible for positions that include police & sheriff patrol officer, correctional officer, dispatcher, bailiff, private detective and investigator, and security guard.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement

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

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement, 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 Police Academy?

For more information on Macomb’s Police Academy, contact Raymund Macksoud or 586.226.4811. For information on registering for the academy (In-Service or Pre-Service), contact Kim Davies or 586.498.4060.

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