Over 40 years of law enforcement training excellence and tradition!

~ A proven reputation for producing qualified and
competent law enforcement candidates ~

The Grand Valley State University Police Academy's mission is to educate and train police recruits so that they graduate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to begin a successful career in law enforcement. Grand Valley's academy goes above and beyond the minimum training requirements set by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards to help graduates excel in a competitive market. Grand Valley is known as a leader in the state for police academy training and continually sets the bar for law enforcement education.


NOTICE: Police Academy Applications have been UPDATED with new state forms.  Please discard previous versions and download the updated application.



Basic Police Academy and MPBTP applications are due by January 15, 2019.




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GVSU Police Academy participates in 'bright idea' program

June 26, 2018

Homes in the southwest area of Grand Rapids will shine brighter in an effort to reduce crime.

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Page last modified November 12, 2018