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Standards & Training

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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:

  • Compliance with MCOLES minimum selection standards which includes satisfactory completion of a basic police academy or recognition of prior training and experience, and
  • Employment with a law enforcement agency as a law enforcement officer.

Testing

MCOLES Pre-Enrollement Testing: Reading & Writing, Physical Fitness, Recognition of Prior Training & Experience Program (RPTEP), Licensing Exam, Drug Testing

Law Enforcement Training Academies & Programs

Law Enforcement Training Academies & Programs

View a list of MCOLES approved law enforcement basic training program.

Law Enforcement Training Academies and Programs

Military Police Basic Training Program

View more information on the Military Police Basic Training Program and the requirements to qualify.

Military Police Academy

Recognition of Prior Basic Training and Experience

View more information on the requirement to complete RPTE and how to apply.

Recognition of Prior Basic Training and Experience Program

2022 Basic Training Academy Schedule

View the basic training academy schedule for a list of academy start and end dates as well as deadlines to apply.

In-Service Training

Find more information on In-service training standards and resources.

In Service Training Resources and Standards