The Public Safety Education Department's police car.


Join KCC’s Police Academy, a highly respected program renowned across the state. Our graduates are sought after by recruiters nationwide, with a remarkable 100% pass rate on the MCOLES licensure exam for over a decade. Plus, 95% of our graduate’s secure employment within a year after completing the academy. Whether sponsored by an agency or pursuing self-enrollment, KCC equips you with the skills and credentials needed to excel in law enforcement.

At KCC, we offer two pathways: the Track Academy and the Regional Academy.

The Track Academy, spread over two 15-week semesters with classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, culminates in an Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Degree. The first year focuses on prerequisites, while the second year is dedicated to completing the police academy, as mandated by MCOLES for non-employed recruits.

The Regional Academy is ideal for local law enforcement agencies seeking to certify their officers. The academy is run Monday through Friday for 19 weeks, with agencies covering both academy tuition and providing a paid 40-hour work week for attending recruits. Graduates receive a Certificate in Law Enforcement, which can be used towards an Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement. Those interested in this option should consult with their desired law enforcement agency.

Students have the option to self-enroll in the Regional Academy, provided they fulfill all prerequisites before the academy begins. Upon successful completion, they will earn an Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Degree.

KCC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement. For more information about Law Enforcement studies at KCC, see:

Advising & Transfer

Students who have completed coursework at another institution may be able to transfer those credits to KCC to meet the degree requirements for the Law Enforcement degree.

View transfer guides outlining opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution. Contact Academic Advising at 269-965-4124 or to schedule an appointment to plot a personal transfer plan.

Police Academy Application Forms & More

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Police Academy Application Forms

2024-25 Police Academy Application Forms

We are currently only running Regional Police Academies for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters.

Students interested in attending the academy through a law enforcement agency should apply directly with that agency.

Students interested in sending themselves through the academy should contact the Criminal Justice office at 269-660-7703.

Students should not complete KCC’s Police Academy application until they are sure they meet the requirements to start the Police Academy portion of the Law Enforcement degree. The general education courses do not require this application. Students unsure about whether or not they are ready to apply should contact KCC’s Criminal Justice Office at 269-660-7703.

Please review all instructions before completing the application.

All forms below should be downloaded and returned as part of your application packet. NOTE: These documents are best viewable on Adobe Reader ( It is best to download the forms to your desktop and then open them. If you complete forms in your web browser, the data may not save.




Law Enforcement Certificate

Students must be accepted into the Police Academy in order to enroll for the Law Enforcement Certificate Program. Contact the department for more information.
Law Enforcement Careers

KCC’s Police Academy prepares students to become certifiable as police officers in Michigan. Upon obtaining employment within a department, graduates can advance their careers to positions as sergeants, lieutenants, detectives, K9 officers and others based on the availability of positions within their department. Current job postings can be found online at

Possible job areas/titles for graduates with an education in law enforcement include:

  • Deputy sheriff
  • Police officer
  • Tribal police

Projected Job Outlook & Salary Info

For the latest employment and wage estimates for law enforcement careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at

Why Study Law Enforcement at KCC?

Besides offering a schedule that appeals to those who are currently employed or who have additional responsibilities that would prohibit them from attending a full-time police academy, KCC offers a learning environment that promotes adult learning, problem-solving, critical thinking and service-learning. All KCC instructors are subject matter experts and are currently working in the field or are retired from it.

KCC also offers students the use of advanced training technology, including a MILO shooting simulator, two driving simulators and a skid car. This technology allows students to engage in hands-on training similar to that which they may experience in the field.

MILO Shooting Simulator

KCC’s MILO Shooting simulator provides students the ability to use their training to practice use-of-force and shoot/don’t-shoot scenarios within a safe and controlled environment. The MILO system uses two Glock-style handguns equipped with lasers, a taser, pepper spray and long-gun attachments. Common scenarios include patrol operations, active shooter, domestic violence and more.

Driving Simulators

KCC’s two driving simulators mimic a full-view driving course, with one designed similar to a Ford Taurus and the other as a Dodge Charger. These simulators allow students the ability to learn safe maneuvers in a controlled environment.

Skid Car

KCC’s skid car is a Dodge Charger equipped with a skid-car hydraulic attachment. This attachment allows the driver to experience high-speed reactions at lower, safer speeds. The hydraulic system is controlled by the evaluator, who is also in the vehicle during the training. The system mimics skid conditions such as those experienced while driving in snow, ice and other potentially hazardous road conditions.

Law Enforcement Police Academy Contacts

Jamie Roberts

Jamie Roberts

Department Assistant, Criminal Justice

Brett Weiss

Brett Weiss

Manager, Police Academy