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Police Academy

The 16-week Mid-Michigan Police Academy, offered in the fall and spring each year, provides students with more than 650 hours of training, far surpassing the state mandated 594 hours.

Candidates applying to the Academy must have an associate degree or 37 semester credits, which include CORE requirements. Candidates meeting the second criterion must be eligible for an associate degree after completing the Academy. In addition, candidates applying to the Mid-Michigan Police Academy should be 21 years of age or older.

To submit an PDF file Application for acceptance to the Police Academy please print the application and follow the submission procedures outlined in the packet. For additional information, please email us at

The deadline to submit applications is July 10, 2015.

Other qualifications include a minimum 2.0 grade point average, a good driving record, no felony convictions, vision correctable to 20/20 with no congenital color deficiency, and normal hearing required.

Successful applicants must also complete:

  • The Oral Board examination - a competitive process which scores and ranks applicants.
  • The MCOLES battery of pre-enrollment reading / writing and physical skills examinations. To register and make payment for the reading/writing test please go to the MCOLES website. To register for the MCOLES Physical Agility test at LCC, payment must be made at the LCC Cashier's Office by the Thursday before the test. Payment can be made in person or by calling (517)267-5959. On the day of the test make sure you bring your Physician's Health Screening Form signed by a doctor and your drivers license. Test dates can be found at the MCOLES website.

Participation in the Academy requires a strong commitment of time and dedication from each student. Academy training often exceeds 48 hours per week. Because of the need for flexibility in scheduling, recruits are encouraged not to hold any outside employment.

Mid-Michigan Police Academy at Lansing Community College

Public Service Careers
West Campus, Room M127
Phone: (517) 483-1570
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