Police Officer Training Academy Holds Informational Sessions


Community members interested in training for a career in law enforcement are encouraged to attend one of several upcoming information sessions about Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Police Officer Training Academy. The next training academy begins January 28.

Director of Kalamazoo Valley’s Law Enforcement Training Center Victor Ledbetter will provide an overview of the 16-week training program. He will review information for pre-service graduates, cost and fee structure, academy rules and regulations as well as Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), curriculum and physical fitness tips.

Information sessions will be held:

Wednesday, September 19 at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, September 19 at 6 p.m.

Thursday, October 11 at 10 a.m.

Thursday, October 11 at 6 p.m.

The one-hour sessions will be held at the Law Enforcement Training Center on Kalamazoo Valley’s Groves Campus located at 7107 Elm Valley Drive, Kalamazoo, Mich., in the Auditorium, Room A1020.

According to Director Ledbetter, graduates from the Police Officer Training Academy enjoy the highest employment rate in the state. A total of 92 percent of alumni are employed in the field, compared to a statewide average of 69 percent. More than 2,400 men and women have graduated from Kalamazoo Valley’s Police Officer Training Academy in the program’s 46 year history (1972-2018)

“I encourage anyone thinking about a rewarding career in law enforcement is encouraged to come and learn more about our program,” Ledbetter said.

The information sessions are free and open to the public but registration is required. RSVP to Ledbetter at vledbetter@kvcc.edu or call 269.353.1261.

This article was posted on 09/13/2018.