Police academy graduates have bright future

Most all of the recent graduates from the Grand Valley State University Police Academy have landed jobs within the law enforcement realm. Twenty-nine students graduated from the academy in Aug. 16, and all 29 passed the required State Law Enforcement exam. Nineteen of the graduates were hired with law enforcement jobs and four more are still in the final stages of the hiring process. This academy takes place annually throughout the spring/summer semester from May-August. GVSU’s academy goes above and beyond expectations of the mandatory minimum training requirement of 594 hours that is determined by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, and instead requires students to complete 638 hours in 16 weeks. Applications for the 2014 academy are open at www.gvsu.du/cj/police academy, and are due by Jan. 15, 2013. For further information, please contact Julie Yunker at (616) 331-8515.