The Missouri Safety Center
Central Missouri Police Academy
These sixclasses constitute the curriculum of the Central Missouri Police Academy (CMPA); a basic Academy that exceeds the 600-hour minimum required for a Class A License. The Academy is licensed by the Missouri Department of Public Safety’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Program. Students who graduate from the academy, and pass the POST exam, are eligible to be licensed Peace Officers and will receive 18 hours of elective credit toward a Bachelor’s degree. These courses are not open enrollment; applicants must first be approved by the CMPA Director. The Central Missouri Police Academy’s Expanded Basic Academy offers approximately 820+ hours of training that spans over two semesters. The two academy sessions are January through June and July through December.
Central Missouri Police Academy Certificate (10-899) (18 hours)
After completion of the certificate courses the student will be able to:
- Understand how the U.S. Constitution and Missouri Statutory Law specifically pertain to public safety and the law enforcement career field.
- Identify major issues in ethics, domestic violence and human behavior, and apply intellectual and practical tools to analyze those issues.
- Identify common problems in health, fitness and nutrition that apply to the public safety career field.
- Develop a personal physical training regimen to prevent and minimize health problems that are common among public safety professionals.
- Understand and apply elements of defensive tactics that pertain to public safety and the law enforcement field.
- Understand and apply traffic and vehicle regulations, investigate traffic accidents, complete accident reports and diagrams, and enforce pertinent traffic laws.
- Acquire the requisite handling, maintenance, and marksmanship skills in the use of handguns and shotguns, for the performance of law enforcement duties.
- Become certified in DWI detection and investigation, and become competent in illegal drug detection and reporting.
- Develop skills in law enforcement driving and vehicle stops.
- Understand problems associated with, and indicators of, gangs and organized crime.
- Apply legal and safe techniques in searches of persons, vehicles and buildings, handling hazardous materials, and responding to terrorism incidents.
- Understand and apply techniques of crime scene processing, collection, documentation and investigation; including property crimes and crimes against persons.
- Write professional police reports.
- Become certified as First Responders (First aid and medical assistance).
- Understand and demonstrate proper use of force techniques, applications, and decision making.
- Become certified in the use of expandable batons.
Required Courses: 18 Semester Hours
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires successful completion of the following courses to receive a Driver Education Instructor endorsement on a teaching certificate for grades 9-12. The first two courses (DRED 2010 & DRED 2020 ) are taught on-line during the Spring Semester. The remaining two courses (DRED 2030 & DRED 2040 ) are offered during the Summer Semester and have mandatory on-site commitments of 15 hours each for a total of 30 hours. These hours must be scheduled during the Missouri Safety Center’s Summer High School Driver Education program, typically during the month of June each year. If a student has been fully admitted to a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, education specialist degree, or teaching certification program offered at UCM, financial aid can normally be used to help pay the cost to enroll for the above classes.
Requirements: 12 Semester Hours
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