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Police Academy (CTPA)

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Description

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 (mcoles.org).

Applying for Admission to the Program

Students must have a minimum of 45 college credits prior to admission to the Police Academy.

Contact Information

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Public Services Careers Dept
Advisors
Lawrence Jackson

Requirements

Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Credits
CJT 221 Law Enforcement Training 16
Total 16
Total Credits Required
16

Gainful Employment Disclosures

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