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2014-2015 Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Police Academy, Certificate


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(Code 819)


Contact: Police Academy Director
(616) 234-3568

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 Associate’s Degree or higher.

Students can attend the GRCC Police Academy if they already have a degree.

The Police Academy is a ten month program that runs from January-October. All applicants must first complete an application and be screened to the MCOLES Standards. All potential recruits must pass all of the minimum MCOLES Standards, attend an interview and be selected into the program. Informational meetings are available in the Spring prior to the start of each academy. Please refer to www.grcc.edu/criminaljustice for a schedule.

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.

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.

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.

Standards

(Please refer to www.mcoles.org for all standards for Michigan Law Enforcement Officers).

  • Ethical Requirements: The Police Academy at GRCC prides itself on high ethical standards. Comprehensive background checks are conducted on all applicants. The potential recruit must possess a strong moral character and be free from any felony convictions. Misdemeanor convictions are determined on a case by case basis.
  • Physical Requirements: the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) requires potential recruits to pass a pre-enrollment physical fitness test. These standards are based on age and gender. The standards and individual events can be found at www.mcoles.org. A passing score on this test must be completed by the application deadline and 180 days prior to the start of the police academy.
  • Medical Standards: The recruit must pass all medical standards required by MCOLES. Recruits must pass the vision, hearing and medical standards during the application process. All information will be available with the Police Academy application.

Police Academy Courses

Classes designated as Police Academy classes are restricted to those recruits who have been formally selected into GRCC’s Police Academy.

GRCC and Law Enforcement Academic Requirements

Students who do not have an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university must complete (or transfer to GRCC) the academic courses before taking any of the Police Academy courses. Exceptions or waiver of these requirements are considered by the Police Academy Director and/or the Criminal Justice Department Head.

Students who do not meet minimum requirements for Accuplacer sentence skills must take EN 120.

Total Credits 37


The Police Academy has the right to change the course sequencing or offerings at any time.

Correction


Total Program Credits changed from 38 to 37 (corrected 10/1/2014)

Removed EN 120 from Academic Course Requirements and moved under GRCC and Law Enforcement Requirements (removed 10/1/2014)

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