Conservation Officer Academy

  • The Department of Natural Resources conservation officer training academy trains prospective conservation officers for 22 weeks, including 14 weeks of basic law enforcement training and 8 weeks of specialized conservation officer training. 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.

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