MCOLES has created a basic military police training program specific to military police veterans who are interested in transitioning to civilian policing. The Military Police Basic Training Program (MPBTP) will offer qualifying military police veterans the option of attending a seven week basic police training academy, rather than the full course of study. Curriculum includes legal matters, patrol procedures, detention, police skills, traffic, and special operations. Any military police veteran interested in this program must meet all MCOLES pre-employment standards, including passing the physical fitness test (exit standard), and the reading/writing examination. In addition, applicants must:
Grand Valley State University has received permission to operate a MPBTP session in 2015. Applications will be available on January 30, 2015 and can be accessed only by downloading and printing documents as posted on the website.
GVSU President Thomas J. Haas, Congressman Bill Huizenga, 2013 MPBTP Graduating Class and Former Police Academy Director Julie Yunker.