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Police Academy

Police Academy

92% of KVCC Police Academy Alumni work in law enforcement - the highest in the state - compared with a statewide average of 69%!

Next Academy: AUGUST 20, 2018

For more information about the Kalamazoo Valley Police Officer Training Academy, call 269.353.1260.

Michigan state law requires county and local municipal law enforcement officers to be licensed by the state before they can enforce Michigan laws. Licensing is obtained by meeting minimum enrollment requirements, completing the basic training requirements established by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), and obtaining employment with a Michigan police agency.

The mandated training requirements may be accomplished at the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Police Academy. The academy is located at Kalamazoo Valley Community College's Groves Center, 7107 Elm Valley Drive, Kalamazoo MI 49009.

KVCC will grant 34 credits after successful completion of the entire Police Academy block of instruction.

MCOLES Reading/Writing and Physical Agility Testing will be offered on July 3, 2018

Please refer to the following link to register for Reading/Writing:,4607,7-229-41624_43158-147712--,00.html

Please refer to the following link for information regarding Physical Agility Testing:,4607,7-229-41624_43158-147713--,00.html

You may take both tests on the same day. Registration for Physical Agility testing must be made via telephone to:
Derek Weldon
Executive Officer
Kalamazoo Law Enforcement Training Center
telephone: 269.353.1259
If no answer, please leave a voicemail with name and number, and a return call will be placed.

Cost/Fee Structure