Military Police Veteran's Academy
The GVSU Police Academy offers an accelerated, 8-week, basic military police training program for qualifying MP veterans interested in transitioning to civilian policing.
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:
- Have performed as a military police officer for a minimum of 2080 hours in a specified law enforcement occupational specialty (MOS);
- Have satisfactorily completed military police training at a federal service school;
- Possess an honorable discharge or be currently serving;
- Have discontinued employment in the specified law enforcement MOS for no more than five years before the start of the program;
- Have proof of Professional Rescuer (AED and CPR) certification that is valid throughout the duration of the MPBTP
The MPBTP curriculum includes topics, such as:
- Legal matters
- Patrol procedures
- Police skills
- Special operations
You can find a detailed list of required courses on the academic requirements page.
*5-year average (2013-2016, 2020) **4-year average (2013-2016, 2020 data not avl.)
“The vast majority of the instruction comes from local law-enforcement officers, many of which are veterans themselves with a wealth of knowledge and years of experience.”
—- Ryan Barger, MPBTP Recruit Commander, Class of 2020
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APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2023 SUMMER AND FALL TRAINING PROGRAMS
Grand Valley's Police Academy will be holding one 8-weeks MP Vet Academy session in the Summer of 2023.
Summer Academy applications due on January 13, 2023.
MP Veterans Academy Application