Former TNA and WWE talent Monty Brown is going to be a part of a new initiative in his home state of Michigan. Brown is going to be training police academy recruits of Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region via his Alpha-1 Fitness program.
Michigan outlet MLive ran a story about the nonprofit group, Bridge The Gap and their collaboration with several police agencies to increase diversity within the ranks of the police system. A press conference was held on 3/23 in Bay City, Michigan featuring several local police agency heads.
Saginaw attorney and Bridge The Gap member Ayiteh Sowah stated that there is a need to add more minorities to law enforcement and diversify the system in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
Bridge The Gap has a scholarship program and they have the potential to send seven to 14 individuals to the police academy in hopes of being hired. Once applications are received, candidates will be interviewed by Bridge The Gap. Candidates will then have to pass physical and agility testing. Once those steps are completed, they are going to be interviewed by heads of police agencies that can hire them if they see fit.
Those individuals deemed “suitable” are going to be trained by Monty Brown. In 2020, Bridge The Gap sponsored two minority candidates and they completed their training at the Delta College Police Academy.