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Law Enforcement

For those who seek an exciting, mobile career that serves the community, law enforcement may be a good choice. NMC’s Law Enforcement program is an official police training site designated by the State of Michigan. Program highlights include:

  • Graduates are eligible to take the Michigan law enforcement license exam
  • Associate’s degree in two years
  • Transfer credits to pursue a four-year degree through the NMC University Center or another school
  • Dedicated faculty, small classes, personal attention
  • On-campus housing options

The comprehensive curriculum includes courses in:

  • Criminal investigation
  • Criminal law
  • Physical fitness
  • Firearms training
  • Traffic code
  • Ethics

Law Enforcement career opportunities

  • Local, state and federal agencies
  • Reciprocal requirements between Michigan and other states
  • On-campus recruiting

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Law Enforcement Certificate

The NMC Board of Trustees approved a new Certificate of Achievement Level II in Law Enforcement, which started in the spring semester of 2016. For more information, contact Police Academy Director Brian Heffner at (231) 995-1283 or

Criminal Justice

NMC offers several options in the Criminal Justice Field. Students can earn an A.S.A. with a Criminal Justice Focus from NMC. Students can work towards their Criminal Justice Degree online through a collaboration with Michigan Colleges Online. Students can also work on their Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with the 3 + 1 collaboration between NMC and Ferris State University, at the NMC University Center located in Traverse City. Find out more »

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In The News

NMC Police Academy Starts Fast-Track Program to Help Officer Shortage

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February 26, 2016

One-year law enforcement certificate now available

February 23, 2016

NMC's Police Academy: 30 Years And Expanding

February 12, 2016

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