An NMC Police Academy law enforcement student uses VR goggles in a training session

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between the AAS Degree and the Level II Certificate?

    • Students who have completed the first year general education requirements will earn their AAS Degree after successfully completing the academy.
    • Students who already have a degree, or a minimum of one year military police experience will earn the Level II Certificate.
  • What are the minimum education requirements?

    • Successful completion of the courses listed under year one on the course sequence guide or
    • An Associate Degree (or higher) or
    • At least one year active duty service as a military police officer
  • Is the academy schedule flexible?

    • The academy schedule is not flexible. Students are required to register for every class listed on Year 2 of the course sequence guide. Students with specific medical qualifications may be granted exemption from the HAH 200 course. Classes are not offered with alternative schedules and are only open to academy students.
  • What is the cost to attend the Police Academy?

  • What additional course fees are required?

    • $650 — LWE 214 Firearms
    • $100 — LWE 218 Physical Training/Wellness
    • $100 — LWE 215 Defensive Driving
  • What are the MCOLES Licensing Standards?

  • What if I have a criminal history record?

    • Anyone with a felony conviction on their record is automatically disqualified from the application process. A complete list of disqualifying offenses can be found on the MCOLES website.
  • Is there a drug test?

    • Yes. All medical forms are included in the information packet. NMC pays for the cost of the drug test. The student is responsible for the cost of the medical evaluation and are not permitted to use their own personal physician for the examination.
  • Do I have to buy a uniform?

    • Yes. Students will be given the uniform guidelines and requirements following successful completion of the application process. Refer to the classroom fees spreadsheet for estimated costs. Students will purchase their uniforms through the NMC bookstore.