Courses of Instruction


  • March 23-27, 2015

Prerequisite: Basic Law Enforcement Training

Course Description: The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control host this training at the Academy.  The program provides in-depth instruction in the process and techniques that apply to all aspects of criminal investigation.  Topics include crime scene investigation, developing witnesses, developing and handling evidence, investigative resources, legal aspects, interview and interrogations, and case management.

Course Instructors: Classes are instructed by numerous experts to include Dr. Keith Norton and Mr. Ron Yoder representing Southwest Missouri Forensics; Mr. Dean Dankelson, Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney; Chief Greg Dagnan, Carthage Police Department; Sergeant Jeff Owens, Federal Bureau of Investigation's Heart of America Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory; and Sergeant Roger Renken, Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control.

Who Should Attend: Recently assigned investigative officers and officers from smaller departments that require an officer to manage criminal investigations from beginning to end.  Patrol officers involved with, or interested in, criminal investigation should also attend.

Tuition/Registration Fees: Registration fees are due by the first day of class.  If fees are not paid in full prior to completion of class, certificates and continuing education hours will not be issued unless payment is received


  • $365 - tuition, meals, and lodging
  • $185 - tuition and meals

Continuing Education Hours:

  • 22 hours of Technical Studies
  • 4 hours of Interpersonal Perspectives
  • 3 hours of Legal Studies
  • 2 hours of Skill Development

Mineral Area College Credit:

  • 3 hours
  1. Sergeant Roger Renken
  2. 417-359-1500, ext. 2224
  3. For questions concerning enrollment::
  4. Jeanette Ford
  5. 573-751-3626 or

Application For Training