Military Police Basic Training Program

MCOLES has developed a basic military police training program specific to military police veterans who are interested in transitioning to civilian policing. The Military Police Basic Training Program (MPBTP) offers qualifying military police veterans the option of attending a eight week (320 hour) basic police training academy, rather than the full course of study. Curriculum includes legal matters, patrol procedures, detention, police skills, traffic, and special operations. Any military police veteran interested in this program must meet all MCOLES pre-employment standards, including passing the physical fitness test (exit standard), and the reading/writing examination.  

In addition, applicants must:

  • Have performed as a military police officer for a minimum of 2080 hours in a specified law enforcement occupational specialty (MOS);
  • Have satisfactorily completed military police training at a federal service school;
  • Possess an honorable discharge or be currently serving;
  • Have discontinued employment in the specified law enforcement MOS for no more than five years before the start of the program;
  • Have proof of Professional Rescuer (AED and CPR) certification that is valid throughout the duration of the MPBTP.

The basic military police training program is held at the Grand Valley State University Academy.  Visit Grand Valley's website at the following link to learn about eligibility requirements, important information, and to keep informed about when they may offer an academy: https://www.gvsu.edu/cj/policeacademy/military-police-basic-training-program-2015-38.htm

Questions may also be directed to Mr. Wayne Carlson at 517-636-7866 or carlsonw1@michigan.gov.