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Police Academy

Macomb’s Police Academy provides 18 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.

A part-time Police Academy will be launched next year to accommodate working adults who cannot attend full-time.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Police Academy

  1. 2016 grads had a 100% pass rate on MCOLES exam
  2. Instructors are all law enforcement professionals
  3. Home to the largest indoor firearms range in Michigan

Career Opportunities in Police Academy

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

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 the Police Academy?

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

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