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Michigan Law Enforcement Youth Training Acadmey

Registration opens April 8th, 2024

State Academy

June 15 - 22, 2024

Location: Fort Custer Training Center, Augusta, MI

The state academy is open to any explorer post. Explorer posts may register as many explorers as they wish. An explorer advisor is required to attend if they are registering any number of explorers.

 

The state academy is designed as a mock police academy.

1st year Explorers will...

  • Attend basic classes on police related topics

  • Learn about and practice drill and ceremony

  • Participate in physical fitness classes

  • Attend demonstrations from specialized police units

  • Be mentored by active Law Enforcement Officers

2nd year Explorers will...

  • Attend advanced classes on police related topics

  • Be mentored by active Law Enforcement Officers

  • Receive advanced policing techniques by their mentors

  • Wear and utilize an academy uniform and duty belt

  • Participate in physical fitness classes

  • Attend demonstrations from specialized police units

3rd+ year Explorers will...

  • Wear and utilize an academy uniform and duty belt

  • Participate in physical fitness classes

  • Receive advanced hands-on training

  • Operate a mock police department where they dispatch, utilize patrol vehicles, conduct traffic stop, make arrests, respond to calls for service and write reports

  • Attend demonstrations from specialized police units

3 year explorer making an arrest at the Michigan Law Enforcement Youth Training Acadmey
Explorer participating in the MCOLES physical fitness test at the Michigan Law Enforcement Youth Training Acadmey

Cost

$50

 

$200

 

$125      

Post Fee

 

Each Explorer

 

Each Advisor

Cost includes

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Training needs

Lodging

T-Shirts

Awards for top performing explorers

Training Topics

Law Enforcement Officers from agencies across Michigan teach a variety of topics at the state academy.

 

These topics include:

  • Building Search*

  • Felony Traffic Stop*

  • Domestic Assault Investigation*

  • Traffic Crash Investigation*

  • Pistol Marksmanship*

  • OWI Investigation

  • Handcuffing and Searching

  • Defensive Tactics

  • Rifle Marksmanship

  • Trauma care

  • Law and Constitutional Foundations

  • Many Others

*The scenario topics used at the state competition are scored based on the way they were taught at the state academy.

Explorers saluting during the Michigan Law Enforcement Youth Training Acadmey
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