Michigan District of Kiwanis Law Enforcement Career Academy and American Legion Student Trooper Academy

KiwanisAmerican LegionThese one week academies are designed for high school students in grades 10-12. High school students will experience the training needed to become Michigan State Police troopers. Students will learn about traffic and criminal law, defensive tactics, firearms and marksmanship fundamentals, first-aid, water safety, narcotics, search and seizure, patrol tactics, crash investigations, law enforcement career opportunities, forensic science, conservation law, underwater recovery, and character issues of leadership.

Criteria for student selection:

  1. Have an expressed interest in law enforcement
  2. Be of good moral character
  3. Kiwanis Club requires students carry an academic grade point of 2.0 or better at the time of application; the American Legion requires an academic grade point of 2.5 or better at the time of application.
  4. Be entering into grades 10, 11, or 12 in the next school year
  5. Have good health, capable of strenuous daily physical activity
  6. Have no juvenile criminal record
  7. Possess no current illness or injury

Placements are made on a variety of criteria and therefore, it is important that you begin this process without any delays. Timeliness and completeness are a must.

For information:

Contact your local Michigan District of Kiwanis Club for information and registration details. Kiwanis District Office: 517-676-3837.

For information on the American Legion Student Trooper Academy you may go to www.michiganlegion.org or contact Ashley at 517-371-4720 ext. 23.