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A model for basic law enforcement training excellence!

Proven reputation for producing qualified and
competent law enforcement candidates!

The Grand Valley State University Police Academy’s mission is to educate and train police recruits so that they graduate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to begin a successful career in law enforcement. The academy is conducted once a year during the spring/summer semester (May – August). Grand Valley’s academy goes beyond the mandatory minimum training requirement of 594 hours set by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and provides 638 hours of instruction in 16 weeks. Our academy is a leader in the state, introducing innovative training methods and techniques that are setting the bar for law enforcement education.

The Grand Valley State University Police Academy office is located in room A-1-140 Mackinac Hall on the Grand Valley Allendale campus. An informational brochure for the Police Academy can be downloaded here.





Basic Police Academy Informational Meeting Notes  /cms3/assets/DEFAECDB-EC65-9974-5E643B4C08BBFB4C/2016_police_academy_informational_meeting_notes.pdf


Upcoming Informational Sessions

Military Police Basic Training Program

Friday, January 29, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, Pew Campus, Room TBD

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