Law Enforcement Testing System (LETS)

The Law Enforcement Testing System (LETS) provides entry level police candidates with the opportunity to apply and test for multiple police departments through one simple process. Candidates complete one application and take one written exam to apply for all participating departments. The candidate’s information can then be viewed by the departments that the candidate has selected and for which they are qualified.

This new system replaces the Law Enforcement Hiring Consortium. LETS allows candidates to apply for more departments statewide and complete the entire application process online.


The following are the minimum requirements that must be met to be eligible for LETS testing:

Recently, many Michigan Police Departments have started requiring candidates to be a certified police officer or MCOLES certifiable. For information on MCOLES certification, go to:

Please understand these are minimum requirements to participate in LETS. Departments often have additional criteria for eligibility. Specific information on each department is available on their web sites.


Candidates must complete the online application and register to take a written exam through LETS. To assist test takers, written examinations are conducted at various locations throughout the State.

Not only will your scores be available to the departments of your choice, but your personal profile and contact information (address, phone, etc.) will be available to the departments via a secure internet site. This means that departments will use this system to not only retrieve and verify test scores, but also as one of their recruiting tools. For most, it will be their only source of candidates for positions in their departments.

A full process leading to employment can include, but is not limited to, a written test, interview, drug test, psychological and physical examinations, and background investigation to determine the fitness and “good moral character” of a candidate.

For some departments, an additional Oral Board may be required. You will be notified if you need to participate in an oral board to be eligible for a department. Oral board interviews are coordinated through Empco. The results of these examinations are accepted by all participating departments.

In order to be eligible for the participating departments, complete the steps below.

Register for LETS
Through an online process, you will fill out a personal information profile and select departments you are interested in.

You will also be able to sign up to take a written exam through the registration page.

Take the Written Examination
Through the website and online process described above, you will sign up and pay to take a written exam.

There is a non-refundable fee of $75.00 to take the written examination.

Candidates will not be accessible by any department until they have completed steps 1 and 2 above.

Take an Oral Board Interview – ONLY IF NECESSARY
Sign-up and participate in an oral interview .

A few departments require candidates to take an oral board in addition to the written exam. All candidates will be invited to take the oral board. Empco will send an email announcing oral board schedules and instructions on how to sign-up.

If interested in participating in the LETS, click on the link below:

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