The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) has very specific employment standards for police officers in the State of Michigan. These standards can be found on the MCOLES website. By law, no person shall be employed as a law enforcement officer unless they fully comply with these standards. Special attention should be given to the vision, hearing, and overall medical standards, as they must be met within 180 days prior to the start date of the academy session for which you are applying. All medical exams must be documented on official MCOLES medical forms which are provided in the academy application packet.