Kirtland Regional Police Academy is offered at the Kirtland Central Campus in Roscommon.
Median Salary: $61,600
Job Growth Outlook 2014-24: 4%
The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program with an associate degree, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
If you envision yourself as a police officer or sheriff’s deputy, the 17-week Kirtland Regional Police Academy is the right place for you to realize that goal.
Kirtland academy graduates have experienced consistently high employment rates in Law Enforcement. Successful completion of the academy and state licensing exam will make you eligible for employment as a law enforcement officer in most police agencies in Michigan and some other states in the country.
The academy will give you the academic, physical and mental training you’ll need to succeed as a professional. You’ll develop the self-discipline, respect for authority, and attention to detail necessary for extraordinary standards and safety on the job.
You’ll get basic training and real-world skills through classroom lectures and hands-on experience delivered by a wide range of faculty members who represent decades of combined professional experience. Each one is a specialist in their area of training.
Who does well in it?
People who are:
What would you do?
respond to crimes
arrest and book criminals
file incident and crime reports
enforce traffic codes
Pass the test
Academy resources include Kirtland’s on-campus state-of-the-art multi-screen interactive simulator and remote controlled live fire target system. The Academy exceeds the state-required core curriculum, and will prepare you for the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) state licensing exam. Over the past decade, Kirtland graduates have achieved a 100% pass rate for the state exam!
The 21-credit academy completes the curriculum necessary for Kirtland’s Criminal Justice Pre-Service associate degree or those of our partnering colleges. It can also be taken after completing an associate’s degree or higher through another accredited college or university.
As a candidate, you will have to maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or better, with a grade of C or better in all emergency services courses. You’ll have to follow a mandatory dress code in effect for all academy cadets.
Kirtland’s curriculum will help you even if you are transferring in from another college or plan to eventually complete a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field.
Where would you work?
Licensing requirements for employment
Police Academy and Military Police Academy
The Police Academy and the Military Police Academy programs are approved by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the MCOLES examination and after passing the examination, they are considered certifiable. After being hired, they are eligible to apply for state licensing and a state police officer number. After employment, graduates have one year to complete additional training for continued licensing.
State licensing exams pass rate percentage: 100%
Retention rate percentage:
Positive Placement percentage: 90%