The Basic Police Training (BPT) program is based on a
state-wide job analysis made by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement
Standards (MCOLES). This demonstration of job relatedness is required by
both federal and state fair employment laws. In addition, candidates who
complete the mandated training requirements for Basic Police Training at the
Oakland Police Academy are awarded college credits.
The Oakland Police Academy is located in Building-J at the Auburn Hills
Campus of Oakland Community College, 2900 Featherstone, Auburn Hills, MI
48326-2845. Training usually takes place Monday through Friday from 7:30am
to 5:00pm; however there are occasions when evening training is scheduled.
Classes are conducted in comfortable, climate controlled classrooms
utilizing the latest in instructional hardware. We have the latest video
technology as well as internet connection capabilities.
The Academy’s modern indoor firing range is second to none in the State of
Michigan. Our computer controlled ten firing point range is located on the
police academy premises, eliminating needless travel time to and from
firearms training, which is often the case elsewhere.
The Oakland Police Academy is recognized as a leading police training
facility in the region, consistently graduating high achievers. In large
part, these outcomes are due to the exceptional quality of the instruction
provided to the trainee by the academy's experienced training staff.
Tuition for self sponsored (pre-service) cadets is $5700.00. All
pre-service graduates of the Basic Police Training program are eligible to
be considered for a scholarship award. At least two awards will be
presented at each Police Academy graduation ceremony.
Basic Police Training Registration Information
The next open session of the Basic Police Academy will be from August 17,
2015 through December 11, 2015. There is a required application and
orientation process for this program that must be attended prior to
enrollment in a training session. The next orientation will be held on
May 11, 2015 at 1:00pm in
Building J, Room 110 of the Auburn Hills Campus
. For questions and
registration, please contact
Please contact the Oakland Police Academy at 248.232.4222 if you have any
questions or click
here for minimum candidate requirements as well as uniform information.