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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.
- 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
Recognition of Prior Training & Experience
- 2016 RPTE Program and Test Schedule
- 2015 RPTE Program and Test Schedule
- 2015 RPTE Program Fee Information for Testing and Programs
- Application Requirements for Recognition of Prior Training and Experience Program - Effective January 1, 2010
- RPTE Program Application, Livescan Fingerprint Request and Instruction Packet
- Recognition of Prior Training and Experience (RPTE) Program
In-Service Training Resources
- MCOLES Law Enforcement and Eye Witness Identifications: A Policy Writing Guide
- MCOLES Advisory and Mandatory In-Service Standards
- Audiovisual Recording of Custodial Interrogations ~ Public Act 479 of 2012
- MCOLES Active Duty Firearms Standard: Mandatory Reporting
- Michigan Speed Measurement Standards Adopted by MCOLES ~ Effective January 1, 2010
- Web Sites of Interest / In-Service Training Resources
- In-Service Training Course Registry