Law Enforcement/Police Academy

A group photo of KCC's 2015 Police Academy graduates taken between the reflecting pools on

The Kellogg Community College Police Academy is approved by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).

Serving the community as a police officer is one of the most challenging and rewarding careers available. It is a demanding profession that requires integrity, intelligence and courage. Police officers make a difference in someone’s life every day.

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that police officer jobs are expected to grow 11 percent from 2006 to 2016. The median salary for a police officer is $47,460 and the highest paid 10 percent of police officers earn more than $72,450 annually. For more information about the job outlook for this career, please read this excerpt from the BLS job outlook handbook.

KCC’s Police Academy is well respected throughout the state, and the caliber of our graduates who have moved out-of-state has helped make our program a destination stop for out-of-state recruiters.

During the past five years, 100 percent of our students have passed the MCOLES licensure examination.

For police officer eligibility requirements please read the Employment Standards for Michigan Law Enforcement Officers.

Police Academy Application Forms

Do not complete the application until you are sure you meet the requirements to start the Police Academy portion of the Law Enforcement degree. The general education courses do not require this application. If you are unsure whether you are ready to apply, view the Police Academy Information Packet linked below or call the Criminal Justice office at 269-660-7703.