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    • General Information On How To Become A Law Enforcement Officer Licensing as a law enforcement officer in Michigan must be approved through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). This happens when the following two requirements are met by the candidate: (1) compliance with MCOLES minimum selection standards which includes satisfactory completion of a basic police academy or recognition of prior training and experience, and (2) employment with a law enforcement agency as a law enforcement officer. Previously licensed police officers in Michigan, or from another state, who are seeking re-licensure are directed to the MCOLES Recognition of Prior Training and Experience program.

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    • Reading & Writing Test Find Information About the MCOLES Pre-Enrollment Reading & Writing Test Process and How to Register for a Test Through the PBS Web Site.

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