Courses of Instruction
Course title, dates, prerequisites, descriptions, continuing education hours, availability of college hours, and names of course coordinators are included on all descriptions. Continuing education hours are subject to change. A certificate is presented to each student who successfully completes a course of instruction at the Academy.
Physical Participation: Many courses require physical participation. Applicants certify they can fully participate in the named course and that the State of Missouri, the Department of Public Safety, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and any of their employees are released from any and all liability as a result of any injury or disability incurred.
Discrimination Prohibited: It is our policy not to discriminate in training programs or activities. Student applications are accepted regardless of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
College Credit: As a result of a cooperative effort between the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Mineral Area College, successful completion of some Academy courses will quality students for college credit hours. Applications must be completed and submitted at the Academy prior to course completion. Students applying for college credit for the first time must submit a $15.00 check payable to Mineral Area College for the application fee. Further details and necessary forms will be provided at the time of the training. For more information, contact Mineral Area College, Post Office Box 1000, Park Hills, Missouri 63601‐1000, telephone (573) 518‐2157.
Application: An application for training is provided on this website. Copies of the application are acceptable or may be obtained from the Academy office. Applications may be mailed or faxed to the address on the application form. An application may also be downloaded from our website and e‐mailed to the address listed on the form. Enrollments are reserved in the order the applications are received. A reservation will not be made until the application has been properly completed and received at the Academy. If a school is full when an application is received, the agency will be notified. The student must reapply for a subsequent school unless advised otherwise. Individuals applying for any school at the Law Enforcement Academy should be employees of a criminal justice agency. Their application must be approved by their agency. Some Academy courses are conducted at a reduced cost due to partial federal funding. Only Missouri‐certified peace officers are eligible for the partial funding. Qualifying officers will automatically be enrolled at the lower, partially‐funded cost if federal funds have been appropriated. Inquiries regarding the availability of federal funds or about the application process may be directed to the Academy Registrar at (573) 751‐3626. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.