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Kirtland Regional Police Academy

KIRTLAND REGIONAL POLICE ACADEMY:  We’re located in the Administration Center (ADM) Lower Level

Phone: Phone: (989) 275-5000, ext. 348 | Fax: (989) 275-6776

Want to hold the bar for public safety? Take the first step at the Kirtland Regional Police Academy!

Kirtland Regional Police Academy firing range practiceKirtland’s Regional Police Academy will give you the physical and mental training you’ll need to succeed as a professional law enforcement officer. The academy will give you the self-discipline, respect for authority, and attention to detail necessary for you to have extraordinary standards — and be safe on the job. If you envision yourself as a police officer or sheriff’s deputy, the academy is a perfect place to start.

The Regional Police Academy is one of the most pursued spots in Kirtland Community College’s Public Safety department. It is a 17-week challenge that will allow you to chase a career in service to your community — if you are successful in meeting the challenge.

The 21-credit academy completes the curriculum necessary for Kirtland’s Criminal Justice Pre-Service associate degree. It can be taken after completing an associate’s degree through another accredited college or university. This is the final step most students will take toward becoming a police officer.

The academy uses the most up-to-date resources available including Kirtland’s on-campus firing range. The state-required core curriculum will prepare you for the state certification exam (Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards or MCOLES). If you apply to the Kirtland Regional Police Academy, you must meet educational, physical and moral standards established by MCOLES.

Kirtland Regional Police AcademyThe academy will give you the basic training and real-world skills you need through classroom lectures and hands-on experience delivered by a wide range of faculty members who represent decades of combined professional experience. They are specialists in their area of training. They include:

  • chiefs of police
  • undersheriffs
  • deputies
  • post commanders
  • patrol officers
  • emergency medical technicians
  • conservation officers
  • inspectors and
  • attorneys

You will participate in intensive, disciplined, military-style training as a cadet. Once you are accepted into the academy, you will be required to follow a strict code of conduct and a dress code.

If you’re reading this, you must be interested in providing safety and security. The Kirtland Regional Police Academy will make sure you’re ready.

Related public safety programs include:

Get your police training at Kirtland Community College

Associate in Applied Science degrees

  • Corrections Administration – Jail Administration
  • Criminal Justice Pre-Service
  • Emergency Medical Services


  • Police Academy – Advanced Certificate
  • Military Police Academy – Special Certificate

Partnership Programs

  • Alpena Community College
  • Central Michigan University (off-campus/online)
  • Mid Michigan Community College
  • North Central Michigan College
  • Davenport University
  • Franklin University
  • Lake Superior State University

All candidates must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or better, with a grade of C or better in all emergency services courses. A mandatory dress code is in effect for all students enrolled in the emergency services curriculum. Students have the opportunity to plan for transfer to a four-year college or university.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university must consult with an advisor and carefully study the requirements of the four-year institution from which they intend to secure a bachelor’s degree.

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

2014-2015 Police Academy sessions

  • July 7 through October 31, 2014
  • January through April/May, 2015
  • (tentative) July 6 through October 31, 2015

Entry requirements

To enter the Academy, a candidate must meet Standards established by MCOLES.

Educational prerequisites are as follows:

  • Have completed at least an associate degree through an accredited college or university; OR
  • Have completed degree prerequisites through Kirtland Community College’s Criminal Justice Pre-Service degree program; OR
  • Be employed and sponsored by a police department; OR
  • Qualify for an educational waiver from MCOLES after completing a military police academy and serving at least a year as a military police officer.

July 2014 & January 2015 Costs

Police Academy
In District
Out of District
Tuition and Fees6,3447,940
Miscellaneous Expenses500500
 Rates are subject to change without notice

A student may be assessed the in-district rate after providing proof showing that he/she resides in the Kirtland College district. Documentation must be submitted prior to the first day of the Academy. Residency is established in the Admissions office by one of the following methods: Driver’s License, Rental Receipt, Secretary of State Identification Card, Voters Registration Card, and Property Tax Receipt.
(*See Residency Policy for more information).

Payment Options

Cash, Check, or Money Order payable to:

Kirtland Community College
Student Financial Services
10775 N. St. Helen Rd
Roscommon, MI 48653

VISA, MasterCard, Discover, call (989)275-5000 ext 257

e-Cashier Payment Plan

Pell grant or student loan: contact your home school

Purchase order from a sponsoring department. Submit to:

Careers in Public Safety
Kirtland Community College
10775 N. St. Helen Rd
Roscommon, MI 48653

Veterans Benefits, visit

Additional Expenses


      • Pre-Enrollment Written Test: $60
        Register and pay with credit card online at MCOLES website
      • Pre-Enrollment Test: $45
        Register with Careers in Public Safety Office at (989)275-5000, ext. 348
      • Physical, Vision, and Hearing Exams
        Varies by doctor’s office
      • Fingerprinting
        Varies by location
      • Uniforms & PT uniform: $200
        Call 989-275-5000, ext. 348 for uniform purchases
      • MCOLES Licensing Exam: $75
        Exam given at a later date. Register and pay with credit card online at MCOLES website

Rates are subject to change without notice

MCOLES Pre-Enrollment Testing

The Kirtland Regional Police Academy is authorized by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) as a Regional Test Center for pre-employment written and physical agility testing required of law enforcement candidates. Approximately four test sessions are conducted each year at the Community Recreation, Activities and Fitness (CRAF) Center in downtown Roscommon.

To register for the Written Test, contact MCOLES

To register for the Physical Agility Test call 989-275-5000, ext. 348.

Employment Standards for Michigan Law Enforcement Officers