Police academy holds graduation ceremony
Posted on August 22, 2017
Thirty-eight people graduated from the Grand Valley State University Police Academy August 17.
The 43rd Police Academy Graduation Ceremony was held in Loosemore Auditorium on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus, with President Thomas J. Haas and Williamson Wallace, director of criminal justice training, giving remarks.
The 2017 class is the largest in more than 13 years, and also one of the most diverse. More than a dozen recruits are already employed by area law enforcement agencies that sponsored their training.
The academy is conducted annually during the spring/summer semester, May–August. Grand Valley’s academy goes beyond the mandatory minimum training requirement of 594 hours set by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and provides 653 hours of instruction in 16 weeks.
Wallace said the academy is a leader in the state, introducing innovative training methods and techniques that are setting the bar for law enforcement education.
For more information, contact Williamson Wallace at (616) 331-8515.