Conservation Officer Academy

  • The training academy trains prospective conservation officers for 22 weeks, followed by 18 weeks of basic law enforcement training and an additional 4 weeks of specialized training in the areas of marine, ORV, fish and game, and waterfowl enforcement. Candidates for the academy are selected after a thorough screening and interview process. Due to the focus on natural-resource and environmental protection, and the variety of issued equipment, Michigan COs are among the most highly trained and well-equipped law enforcement officers in the nation.

DNR Conservation Officers: Shields of Gold


2017 Conservation Officer Academy Blog