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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.


Testing Information

• 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.

• Physical Fitness Test

• Drug Testing Information

• Law Enforcement Officer Applicant Drug Test Report Form PDF icon






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