Academic Program Code: 819
The Law Enforcement program is a pre-service police academy program that prepares students to become eligible to be a licensed Police Officer in Michigan. Police agencies in Michigan require a recruit to attend a Police Academy program and receive an Associates Degree or higher. Students can attend the GRCC Police Academy if they already have a degree.
The Police Academy is a two semester program that runs Fall and Winter semester. All applicants must first complete an application and be screened to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). All potential recruits must pass all of the minimum MCOLES Standards, attend an interview and be selected into the program. Please refer to www.grcc.edu/criminaljustice for a schedule.
Contact: Police Academy Director (616) 234-3568
Program Admissions Requirements
The admission process for this program includes a full criminal background check. Students must provide a social security number in order for this process to be completed. False information is illegal and may be investigated as a criminal offense. Students are also required to be a U.S. citizen and show proof of citizenship.
CJ 164 is a mandatory class that must be taken regardless of already having a degree. The class is to be taken in the Summer semester, prior to the start of the Police Academy and you must pass the MCOLES Physical Fitness test prior to admittance. None of the courses can be transferred from another institution.