FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2011
CONTACT: Matt Cowdin
JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - Registration for the 600-Hour State Certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy at Missouri Southern State University is now underway for the Day Academy.
The Day Academy will begin January 16, 2012. It meets Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and on several Saturdays during one semester.
• Those contemplating attending the Law Enforcement Academy needs to attend a 1 hour orientation. The orientation dates are 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. If you are not able to attend an orientation, an appointment can be made by contacting Matt Cowdin at 417.625.9519.
Upon successful completion of the Law Enforcement Academy, the Missouri Department of Public Safety will certify eligible students as Peace Officers in the state of Missouri.
Those taking part receive training in Missouri criminal statutes, constitutional law, criminal investigation, patrol techniques, defense tactics training, physical training, firearms training and other skills and abilities deemed necessary by the state for Missouri for law enforcement officers.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Those interested in enrolling should contact Matt Cowdin by calling 417.625.9519 or e-mailing cowdin-m@.mssu.edu.