Grand Valley State University Military Police Basic Training Academy Accepting Applications Now!

Contact: Wayne Carlson 517-322-5614

January 21, 2016  ~  ANNOUNCEMENT:  Grand Valley State University's (GVSU) Police Academy is currently accepting applications for their Military Police Basic Training Academy now through March 31, 2016, for former military police veterans. The academy will begin its session on June 20, 2016.  For detailed information on the academy, application process, all eligibility requirements, and to download an application from the GVSU's website, go to http://www.gvsu.edu/cj/policeacademy/.

General Information:

A basic military police training program was created for military police veterans interested in transitioning to civilian policing. The Military Police Basic Training Program (MPBTP) will offer qualifying military police veterans the option of attending an eight week 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.