Military Police Basic Training Program
ANNOUNCEMENT: Military Police Basic Training Program to start in June, 2013
MCOLES has created a basic military police training program specific to military police veterans who are interested in transitioning to civilian policing. The Military Police Basic Training Program (MPBTP) will offer qualifying military police veterans the option of attending a six week basic police training academy, rather than the full course of study. Curriculum includes legal matters, patrol procedures, detention, police skills, traffic, and special operations. Any military police veteran interested in this program must meet all MCOLES pre-employment standards, including passing the physical fitness test (exit standard), and the reading/writing examination. In addition, applicants must:
- Have performed as a military police officer for a minimum of 2080 hours in a specified law enforcement occupational specialty (MOS);
- Have satisfactorily completed military police training at a federal service school;
- Possess an honorable discharge or be currently serving;
- Have discontinued employment in the specified law enforcement MOS for no more than five years before the start of the program;
- Have proof of Professional Rescuer certification that is valid throughout the duration of the MPBTP.
On February 13, 2013, the Commission approved two initial training sites, one of which is Grand Valley State University. The GVSU MPBTP session ran from June 24 - August 6, 2013. Details for a 2014 MPBTP session are still pending. Please direct any and all questions to Director Julie Yunker at by phone or e-mail.
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