Police Academy students standing at attention during their graduation ceremony

Police Academy

Interested in the 2018 Police Academy?

Before registering for Winter classes, please contact Rachel Crapo at 616-234-4280 or rcrapo@grcc.edu for more information.

Academic Requirements:

You must either complete the prerequisite classes at GRCC, or transfer an Associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university AND take CJ 164.

The prerequisite classes must be passed and completed by January of the start of the academy. You must have an overall GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for the Police Academy.

General Education Courses

  • English
    Select two of the following courses.
    EN 100 College Writing
    EN 101 English Composition-1
    EN 102 English Composition-2
  • Humanities
    Humanities Elective (min. of 3)
  • Social Sciences
    PS 110 Survey of American Government
  • Natural Science & Mathematics
    Natural Science & Math Elective (min. of 3)

Program Courses

  • COM 131 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    COM 135 Interpersonal Communication
  • CJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 111 Criminology
  • CJ 122 Spanish for Criminal Justice
  • CJ 164 Police Academy Boot Camp

Criminal History

You cannot have any felonies on your record, including adult expungements. Misdemeanor crimes will be discussed on a case-by-case situation. Law Enforcement demands people with a strong moral character.


You must be at a physical fitness level sufficiently high enough to pass the pre-enrollment physical agility test. Do not take your fitness level for granted. You must prepare for this test. To check out the test details, go to MCOLES, Physical fitness test. Testing dates will be available with the application packet in July.