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GVSU Basic Police Academy

  • Established in 1974
  • Conducted on the Allendale campus  
  • GVSU Police Academy graduates to date = 1,261
  • Instructional & support staff = 65 (95% active / former law enforcement)
  • Length of program = 16 weeks
  • MCOLES mandatory curriculum = 594 hrs. (GVSU enhanced to 681 hrs.)
  • GVSU academic credit hours earned = 15 hrs. (CJ 415, 416, 417, 418, & 419)
  • Average class size* = 26
  • Program completion rate* = 96%
  • Licensing exam pass rate* = 100%
  • Employment rate* = 81%    

*Note: 10 year average.

 

GVSU MP Veteran’s Academy

  • Established in 2013
  • Conducted on the Allendale campus  
  • MP Veteran’s Academy graduates to date = 24
  • Instructional & support staff = 38 (95% active / former law enforcement & majority former military) 
  • Length of program = 8 Weeks
  • MCOLES mandatory curriculum = 320 hrs.
  • GVSU academic credit hours earned = 6 hrs. (CJ415 & CJ416)
  • Average class size = 8*
  • Program completion rate* = 100%
  • Licensing exam pass rate* = 100%
  • Employment rate* = 84%    

*Note: 3 year average.