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Police Academy
Entry Requirements
WCC Police Academy is an open door institution willing to give all eligible individuals a chance to become a certifiable police officer. The police academy is an adult education environment requiring significant self-discipline and adherence to a strict code of conduct which demands personal and ethical standards that are above reproach.

Qualifying for entry requires that you:
  • Pass the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) for employment (check the MCOLES website for further information)
  • Pass both the MCOLES written and physical pre-enrollment tests
  • Pass the MCOLES drug testing standards (administered by the academies)
In addition to meeting the above listed MCOLES requirements, an applicant must also:
  • Be eligible to receive a degree upon completion of the academy; or enter the academy with either a two of four year degree
  • Have a 2.0 GPA or better
  • Have a G.E.D. or high school diploma (home schooled diplomas are not recognized by MCOLES)
  • Pass a medical physical examination
  • Pass a psychological examination
  • Pass a drug test
  • Pass a background check into your good moral character as defined by MCOLES

WCC – MCOLES Reading and Writing Test Dates for 2014-15:
  • April 26, 2015
  • May 17, 2015
  • June 21, 2015
WCC – MCOLES Physical Fitness Test Dates for 2014-15:
  • April 12, 2015
  • May 10, 2015
  • June 14, 2015
For more information and instructions on registering for either of these tests, read the directions on the MCOLES website.