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Police Academy and In-Service Training

Basic Police Training Academy

Entry Requirement

To enter the Police Academy, you must meet the Standards established by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).  For details, see Employment Standards for Michigan Law Enforcement Officers.

The educational prerequisites are as follows:

  • A minimum of an associate degree from an accredited college or university must have been completed; or
  • Completing degree requisites through Delta College's Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Program with Basic Police Training Option; or
  • Criminal Justice Students from Saginaw Valley State University, Mid-Michigan Community College, and Alpena Community College may also attend Delta College's Police Academy as part of their law enforcement degree; or
  • MCOLES may issues an educational waiver upon completion of a military police academy and one year service as a military police officer.

All applicants must pass the MCOLES Pre-Employment Test.


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