As Police Week in Michigan (May 14 -20, 2023) approaches , Monroe County Community College's Criminal Justice Program and the Michigan State Police are working together to prepare the next generation of police officers by hosting a Monroe County Law Enforcement Career Academy from Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23, 2023, for individuals age 17 - 21.
According to Dan Wood, assistant professor of criminal justice at MCCC, the MCLECA, now in its second year, provides participants the opportunity to to experience the criminal justice system from the perspective of a police recruit and explore if a career as a police officer, deputy sheriff or state trooper is for them.
MCLECA participants will be mentored by Michigan State Police troopers and officers from other local agencies, Wood said. They will learn what it is like to be a law enforcement officer by getting hands-on experience through activities like moderate physical fitness, patrol activities, first aid and CPR training, defensive tactics and crime scene investigation.
The cost for the MCLECA. which will be held on the MCCC Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Road in Monroe, is $25. Each participant will receive a t-shirt, a daily boxed lunch, drinks and snacks.
About Monroe County Community College
Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition. The college’s mission is to enrich lives in our community by providing opportunity through student-focused, affordable, quality higher education and other learning experiences. The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit. The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border. Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.