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Police Academy (CTPA)



The successful completion of this program is mandatory for anyone seeking law enforcement licensing in the State of Michigan. The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) and the WCC Police Academy Advisory Committee have created the course content. The WCC Student Handbook, the MCOLES Policy and Procedure Manual, and the WCC Police Academy Daily Rules and Regulations will govern student conduct. The police academy is structured as an adult learning experience, and will require significant self-discipline on the part of the student. Teamwork is required. Just as sworn law enforcement officers operate under a code of honor which requires them to be above reproach in ethics and behavior, students will also be held to this same standard. MCOLES pre-enrollment is a corequisite of this course. Prospective students should review the "Selection and Employment Standards for Michigan Law Enforcement Officers" on the MCOLES Web site:

Applying for Admission to the Program

Students must have a minimum of 45 college credits prior to admission to the Police Academy. Students are admitted to the program based on the priorities established by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Public Services Careers Dept
Lawrence Jackson


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Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Credits
CJT 221A Law Enforcement Training Part I 6
CJT 221B Law Enforcement Training Part II 12
Total 18
Total Credits Required

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