First Aid / CPR / AED Certification

In the 2014 academy session, all recruits will need to have First Aid / CPR / AED certification prior to the start of the academy session. For applicants' convenience, a local certification program through AMR has been identified as meeting the needs for potential police academy recruits.  Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to attend one of these sessions to fulfill this pre-academy requirement. 

When registering for a class, be sure to register for a BLS / First Aid / CPR class - this will ensure that you are meeting the requirements for admission to the academy session.  The cost of the course also includes a textbook.

These sessions are not a part of the Grand Valley Police Academy session, and therefore, payment and arrangements must be made by contacting AMR directly.  A link to the website has been listed below, as well as a contact name, phone number and e-mail address:


Mr. Jeff Trosper

(616) 482-6638


Page last modified January 31, 2014