Oakland Community College
Police Academy

The Oakland Police Academy is recognized as a leading police training facility in the State of Michigan.  Established on March 6, 1967 the Oakland Police Academy has consistently graduating high achievers over it’s more than 40 year history.  These outcomes are due in large part to the exceptional quality of the instruction provided to the cadet or student by the police academy’s dedicated and experienced training staff; as well as access to the CREST site, a virtual live lab setting, which is one the premier training facilities in the country.

Old Police CarLocated on Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus; the Oakland Police Academy instruction is conducted in comfortable, climate controlled classrooms utilizing the latest in instructional presentation technology, including video conferencing and wireless internet capabilities.   For questions and registration, please contact Gayle Zirwes, Basic Police Training, at 248-232-4222 or Brenda Dick, Advanced Police Training, at 248-232-4220.

The next open session of the Basic Police Academy will be from February 24, 2016 through June 17, 2016.  There is a required application and orientation process for this program that must be attended prior to enrollment in a training session; and prospective cadets must have proof of passing the MCOLES physical fitness test in order to attend the orientation.  The next orientation will be held on November 9, 2015 at 9:00am in Building J, Room 110 of the Auburn Hills Campus.  For questions and registration, please contact Gayle Zirwes.



If you are interested in receiving Training and Information Bulletins for upcoming Police, Fire, EMS or Dispatch classes please send an e-mail request to CREST and indicate your name, agency and which section(s) you would like to receive.  Please note that you can elect to receive more than one section (Police, Fire, EMS and Dispatch), the Training and Information Bulletin will only be sent to agency or governmental e-mail addresses and this e-mail distribution list is not shared or sold.