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.