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 21, 2017
Deadline to apply EXTENDED: May 15, 2017 - Please contact Monica Porter, Program Coordinator 269-353-1260 immediately to notify of intent to apply and to schedule an appointment to turn in completed application.
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.