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POLICE ACADEMY START DATE: JANUARY 30, 2017
The Kalamazoo Law Enforcement Training Center at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is a 16-week basic police training academy. The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) has approved this regional training academy to enroll pre-service and in-service candidates.

The academy runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Groves Campus.

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Tuition and Financing Academy Dates Veterans Benefits Application Process
OUR PROGRAM BY THE NUMBERS:
92%
92% of KVCC Police Academy Alumni work in law enforcement – the highest in the state- compared with the statewide average of 69%.
$53K
Median salary for Michigan police and sheriff’s patrol officers is $53,760. LawEnforcementEDU.net reported, citing 2012-13 Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
50
More than 50 instructors that teach and mentor regularly at the KVCC Police Academy.
33/34
33 of 34 graduates of the November 2015 Academy have obtained police jobs.
"This academy was a great choice and the GI Bill made paying for class a lot easier. It helped out a lot.” ~Russell Tillery, U.S. Naval Reserve
The Police Academy has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for VA Educational Benefits since 2011. With a 92% alumni placement rate in law enforcement, KVCC's training center has become the preferred choice for veterans seeking a competitive force to join.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School and is a charter member of the Student Veterans of America Association.
Graduates of the Kalamazoo Valley Police Academy have completed the basic training requirements established by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).

MCOLES Employment Standards

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"I've always wanted to attend this academy."

"The reputation of this academy was a huge factor.”

"We received all the tools required to do the job and do it correctly."