Washtenaw Community College Police Academy Spring 2019 session dates:

May 13- September 13, 2019

Applications accepted starting January 7th, 2019

For more information contact:

Sherry Hopper at 734-677-5024 or

Joyce Nelson at 734-677-5022

Entry Requirements

The Washtenaw Community College Police Academy is an open-door institution willing to give all eligible individuals a chance to become a certifiable police officer. The police academy is an adult education environment that requires significant self-discipline and adherence to a strict code of conduct.

In order to qualify for entry, applicants must:

  • Pass the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) for employment (check the MCOLES website for further information)
  • Pass both the MCOLES written and physical pre-enrollment tests
  • Pass the MCOLES drug testing standards (administered by the academy)

Applicants must also:

  • Be eligible to receive a degree upon completion of the academy or enter the academy with either a two-or four-year degree
  • Have a 2.0 GPA or better
  • Have a G.E.D. or high school diploma
  • Pass a medical physical examination
  • Pass a psychological examination
  • Pass a drug test
  • Pass a background check

WCC – MCOLES Reading and Writing Test Dates for 2018-2019:

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Saturday, January 12, 2019

WCC – MCOLES Physical Fitness Test Dates for 2018-2019:

Sunday, November 4, 2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Sunday, January 3, 2019

For more information and instructions on registering for either of these tests, read the directions on the MCOLES website.