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Whether you are completing your degree or continuing your law enforcement education, we offer the courses you need to better serve the public. See all of the courses the Academy offers in our Course Calendar. 

 

Law Enforcement Academy Course Calendar
Notice – Due to Covid-19, many courses are not being offered until further notice.
January 2021
Survival Mentality   NOT OFFERED 
Tactical Communication   NOT OFFERED 
Interviewing Skills   NOT OFFERED 
Interrogation Process   NOT OFFERED 
February 2021
Ethics   NOT OFFERED 
Gangs   NOT OFFERED 
March 2021
Firearms Instructor I – Handgun   March 15  19, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
SFST/BA Certification   NOT OFFERED 
Firearms Instructor II - Shotgun March 30, 31, & April 1, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Prerequisite – Firearms Instructor I 
April 2021
Patrol Rifle Instructor   April 7 – 9, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Medical First Responder   NOT OFFERED 
Hostage Negotiations   NOT OFFERED 
Traffic Radar/Lidar   NOT OFFERED 
TASER   NOT OFFERED 
May 2021 
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training   May 17 – 21, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Less Lethal/Chemical Agents NOT OFFERED 
June 2021
TBA
July 2021
Survival Mentality   TBA 
Interviewing Skills  TBA 
Interrogation Process   TBA 
August 2021
Handcuffing Techniques   TBA 
Ethics   TBA 
Gangs TBA 
Tactical Communication   TBA 
Emergency Response/Building Searches   TBA 
September 2021
Weapon Retention & Disarming   TBA 
Firearms Instructor I – Handgun   TBA 
SFST/Type III Operator (IntoxDMT  TBA 
Firearms Instructor II - Shotgun   TBA 
October 2021
Medical First Responder   TBA 
Patrol Rifle Instructor   TBA 
Death Investigations   TBA 
Hostage Negotiations   TBA 
November 2021
TASER   TBA 
Stress Combat   TBA 
CIT Training - (Mon.-Fri.) at the LE Academy   TBA 
December 2021
Less Lethal/Chemical Agents   TBA 

Course Catalog

The courses listed below have been offered in the past. To review the current class availability, check the course calendar. These courses are available only to licensed Peace Officers. NOTE - We no longer offer the CEU contract. Instead, we have opted to offer at least two training blocks per year, each of which offers the entire P.O.S.T. requirements for CE's. If you have questions or are interested in attending this or any other Academy training, please call the Academy at (573) 651-2020 for details. To register for this class, email Bobby at bbollinger@semo.edu and list the date of the class you wish to attend.

Course Summary: 
This course is for officers who have already completed the basic 40-hour CIT course.  Topics vary and change on a regular basis. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  TBD 
Legal Studies:  TBD 
Technical Studies:  TBD 
Skill Development:  TBD 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  8 

This course is 40 hours and costs $250. 

Course Summary: 
The techniques for this course were selected after training in different self-defense systems. The balance must be held between difficulty of the technique, and the ability of the officers. Most officers do not have the time it requires to study in a martial arts system to become proficient. And no single system addresses all possible situations an officer may encounter on the street. The techniques taught in the Basic Attack Defense system are based on natural instincts and on leverage, as many attackers will be bigger, faster and stronger than the officers. The most effective techniques, based on natural movements, were selected for their ease of retention, utility for the street officer and effectiveness. Some of the topics taught include weapon retention and disarming, expandable baton use, handcuffing, pressure point control, striking and an introduction to ground-fighting. Ground-fighting is a separate 20-hour course. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  2 
Technical Studies:  18 
Skill Development:  20 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  40 

This course is 4 hours and costs $25.  It will be held in the Law Enforcement Academy classroom at 122 S. Ellis Street in Cape Girardeau. 

Course Summary: 
This class provides a basic introduction to mob and riot control and covers basic considerations of tactics for approach, dispersal, location and isolation of leaders, minimizing property damage and threats to officer safety. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  4 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  4 

This course is 6 hours and costs $40.  It is included in the annual CEU Contract Program.  It will be held at the Academy. 

Course Summary: 
This course reviews communication obstacles encountered by peace officers while on patrol. Class examines response to special situations, general strategies for dealing with the unexpected, and communication skills for use under challenging circumstances.  

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  6 

Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  0 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  6 

This class is 24 hours and costs $150.  It will be held in the Law Enforcement Academy classroom at 122 S. Ellis Street in Cape Girardeau. 

Course Summary: 
In this basic course, we deal with the steps required to get evidence admitted into a court proceeding; the identification, processing and packaging of different types of evidence; the methods for working a crime scene; and the necessary accompanying documentation. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal: 0 
Legal Studies:  2 
Technical Studies:  14 
Skill Development:  8 
Firearms: 0 
TOTAL CEUs:  24 

This course is 40 hours and there is no cost for the training. It will be held in the Law Enforcement Academy classroom at 122 S. Ellis Street in Cape Girardeau. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. 

Course Format: 
This course is now offered in two formats. The first is the traditional, Monday through Friday course. The second format is a SEGMENTED course that meets one day per week, for five weeks. Please select the appropriate course format when you register online. Also, please note that the traditional course is typically held at the Academy while the segmented will be held at the Cape Girardeau Police Department. The location of each specific course is also listed on our course calendar.  If you have questions or need to very if the location, call us at the academy. 

Course Summary: 
This course gives officers additional valuable resources when dealing with individuals with possible mental health related issues. Trained CIT Police Officers carry on the normal duties of law enforcement but switch to a special role when a potential mental health-related crisis is identified. CIT focuses on de-escalation strategies and redirecting the individual from the criminal justice system to the mental health care system. In turn, the mental health care system assumes “custody” of the individual and provides directed and non-restrictive accessibility to a full range of health care and social services options. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal: 12 
Legal Studies: 2 
Technical Studies: 22 
Skill Development: 4 
Firearms: 0 
TOTAL CEUs: 40 

This course is six hours and costs $40.  It is held in the Law Enforcement Academy Classroom, at 122 S. Ellis in Cape Girardeau. 

Course Summary: 
In this course we deal with the different types of death investigations, including natural deaths, suicides, homicides, and accidental deaths.  Crime scene and case management are discussed, as well as evidence specific to the human body. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  6 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  6 

Domestic Violence calls are among are among the most frequent calls received by officers and are the ones that can quickly result in injury to victims and officers alike. This class is held at the Law Enforcement Academy at 122 S Ellis Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo. This class is 26 hours, and the cost is $175. It is included in the Continuing Education Contract and no additional cost. 

Course Summary: 
There are certain things that responding officers are required by law to do when responding to Domestic Violence calls, and there are tactics that responding officers can employ to reduce the risk of injury to them and others at the scene.  These requirements and tactics are covered in the class. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  4 
Legal Studies:  4 
Technical Studies:  4 
Skill Development: 14 
Firearms:  0 
Total CEUs:  26 

Domestic Violence calls are among are among the most frequent calls received by officers and are the ones that can quickly result in injury to victims and officers alike. 

Course Summary: 
The Domestic Violence refresher is designed for those who have had the state mandated training and are refreshing their knowledge and skills in this important area. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  4 
Legal:  0 
Technical:  0 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  4 

The cost of this 16-hour course is $200. The location of this course varies. Call the academy at 573-290-5110 for more information.   

Course Summary: 
If your department has a drone, you need to have the FAA Part 107 license.  This course is designed to educate first responders in basic drone operation, safety and FAA regulations, from a first responder perspective.  Students are also prepared for taking the FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot's License Exam.  Topics of the class include:  

sUAS History 
General Operating Rules 
Remote Pilot Certification & Waivers, Airspace 
Communications & Airport Operations 
Weather, Loading & Performance 
Maintenance & Inspections 
Physiology & Emergency Procedures  

Upon successful completion of this course, students have the knowledge necessary to take, and successfully pass the FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot's Examination. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  2 
Technical Studies:  14 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms Skill Development:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  16 

This course is eight hours and costs $50. It is included in the CEU Contract Program at no additional cost. It is held at the Law Enforcement Academy at 122 S. Ellis Street, Cape Girardeau, MO. 

Course Summary: 
This class deals with identification of controlled substances, their manufacture and sale. This section also considers the use of informants, case management, tactics and report writing for conducting drug investigations. A practical exercise includes the use of surveillance, technical equipment and pre-exercise planning in conducting controlled buys. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  2 
Technical Studies:  2 
Skill Development:  4 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  8 

The cost of this 9-hour course is $100 and includes use of our red handle training weapons.  The location of this course varies.   Call the academy at 573-290-5110 for more information.   

Course Summary: 
This course is a combination of classroom and hands-on training including tactical approach to buildings, building entry, and room clearing.  

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  4 
Skill Development:  5 
Firearms Skill Development:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  9 

This course is four hours and costs $25.  It is included in the CEU Contract Program at no additional cost.  It will be held in the Law Enforcement Academy classroom at 122 S. Ellis Street in Cape Girardeau. 

Course Summary: 
This course deals with the importance of acting ethically and professionally as a law enforcement officer. It discusses the fair treatment of the people we serve, and the officers we work with.  It also discusses the motives and ethics of gratuities, and the dangers they imply. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  4 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  0 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  4 

This course is 40 hours and costs $300.  It will be held in the Law Enforcement Academy classroom at 122 S. Ellis Street in Cape Girardeau and the CGPD Range.  Students will need to bring their duty sidearm and appropriate, strong side draw leather or nylon web gear. Also required will be 500 rounds of ammunition. 

This class is the pre-requisite for Firearms Instructor 2.  

Course Summary: 
This course teaches the instruction of recruit and in-service officers in the safe and effective use of approved firearms and related equipment.  The student will be required to maintain a 90 percent average on all qualification courses; create a lesson plan for an assigned project; manage and operate the firing line during dry and live fire sessions; analyze and determine causes for substandard shooting performance and assist problem shooters in correcting these deficiencies. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0   
Legal Studies:  2 
Technical Studies:  0  
Skill Development:  34 
Firearms:  4 
TOTAL CEUs:  40 

This course is 24 hours and costs $200.  The student will need a service handgun and related equipment, a police shotgun, 200 rounds of handgun ammunition, 10 rounds of 12 Ga. slug, and 20 rounds of buckshot. 

Course Summary: 
This course demonstrates to the Student Instructor the importance of teaching the operation, ammunition management and deployment of the police shotgun.  Also, this course reinforces previous handgun training, and combines the use of handgun and shotgun in tactical exercises. This course also addresses instinct shooting, tactical reloading, addressing multiple targets with different weapons, moving and shooting while maintaining cover, target acquisition, identification and discrimination, and night shooting with and without illumination. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  0 
Skill Development:  22 
Firearms: 2 
TOTAL CEUs:  24 

This course is 6 hours and costs $40.  It will be held in the Law Enforcement Academy classroom at 122 S. Ellis Street in Cape Girardeau. 

Course Summary: 
This course details the identification and interaction of criminal street gangs, motorcycle gangs, sovereign citizens, and their place in organized crime.   

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  6 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  6 

The cost for this 8-hour course is $100.  It will be held at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Southeast Missouri at 3210 Old Cape Road, Jackson, MO.   

Course Summary: 
Whether we like it or not, most fights end up on the ground.  This course is designed to give officers the basic skills and knowledge of ground fighting to handle the situation when they find themselves on the ground. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal:  0 
Technical:  0 
Skill Development:  8  
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  8 

The cost of this 4-hour course is $25.  The location of this course varies.   Call the academy at 573-290-5110 for more information.   

Course Summary: 
This hands-on course is a basic refresher on various handcuffing techniques.  You will need to bring a pair of handcuffs, a handcuff case, and a handcuff key.  It is recommended to bring athletic tape as well to protect your wrists. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  0 
Skill Development:  4 
Firearms Skill Development:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  4 

This course is eight hours and costs $50.  It is held at the Law Enforcement Academy, 122 S. Ellis Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

Course Summary: 
This course addresses the dynamics occurring before, during and after a hostage situation, and addresses the best tactical approach for solving these incidents without harm coming to the hostage, the perpetrator or the responding officers. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  8 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  8 

This course is 40 hours and costs $250.  This course is not included in the CEU contract.  It will be held in the Law Enforcement Academy classroom at 122 S. Ellis, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

Course Summary: 
This course addresses the skills required to be proficient as a law enforcement academy or continuing education instructor, and fulfills the P.O.S.T. requirement that all instructors must complete an Instructor Development School within the first year of their appointment as an instructor. 

The course will cover such topics as: 

  • Role of the Instructor 
  • Principles of Learning 
  • Methods of Instruction 
  • Public Speaking 
  • Legal Aspects of Training 
  • Test Construction 
  • Training Aides 
  • Lesson Plan Construction 
  • Source Document Construction 
  • Lesson Plan Construction (practical exercises) 
  • Practical Teaching Exercises 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  4 
Legal Studies:  4 
Technical Studies:  18 
Skill Development:  14 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  40 

Course Summary: 
This class addresses the purpose of interrogation; reasons interrogations fail or succeed, establishing rapport, formulating questions, tactics for conducting interrogations, identifying deception and behavioral betrayals.  Cost of the class is $25. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  4 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  4 

Course Summary: 
This course addresses the psychology and importance of interviewing.  It also discusses the importance of the interview environment, establishing rapport with the interviewee, formulating questions, and when to recognize when an interview becomes an interrogation, and what must be done when that occurs.  Cost for this course is $25. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  4 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  4 

The Jail Officer Basic Course should be attended by all jail staff members.  The cost is $250. This course is not included in the CEU contract.  There is a minimum participation of 10 students required for this course to be offered. 

Course Summary: 
This course not only provides a comprehensive look at jail operations, jail population management, and many jail-related duties and activities for the new officer, but it also provides the experienced officer with procedures for dealing with day-to-day events that may have provided frustration and confusion in the past. In addition, the course provides jail administrators a court-defensible training program, which supplements correspondence courses, in the event of a lawsuit against jail staff by inmates. Finally, the course provides jail staff with common ground training so that all members will be operating from a common base of knowledge and understanding. 

Topics to be taught Include:  

  • Constitutional considerations in dealing with inmates’ rights and privileges, and grievance procedures. 
  • Use of Force in a corrections environment to include forced cell move procedures and practice, dealing with aggressive behavior,  disciplinary problems, defensive tactics for jail personnel and jail patrol procedures. 
  • Psychological disorder recognition and suicide awareness and prevention, Special Need Inmates and ADA. 
  • Dealing with stress. 
  • Blood borne pathogens. 
  • Inmate processing and documentation, to include intake, bond procedures and extradition. 
  • Jail security procedures to include cell searches, and prisoner transport. 
  • Response to emergencies, to include: fires, suicide, hostage, natural disaster, and riots. 
  • Tactical Communications with inmates and other staff members. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  4 
Legal Studies:  4  
Technical Studies:  28  
Skill Development:  4  
Firearms:  0  
TOTAL CEUs:  40 

The Jail Officer 8-hour course should be attended by all jail staff members.  Cost for this 8-hour course is $50. 

Course Summary: 
This course provides an overview of jail operations, jail population management, and many jail-related duties and activities for the new officer. It also provides the experienced officer with procedures for dealing with day-to-day events that may have provided frustration and confusion in the past. In addition, the course provides jail administrators a court-defensible training program, which supplements correspondence courses, in the event of a lawsuit against jail staff by inmates. Finally, the course provides jail staff with common ground training so that all members will be operating from a common base of knowledge and understanding. 

Topics to be Taught Include:  

  • Constitutional considerations in dealing with inmates’ rights and privileges, and grievance procedures. 
  • Use of Force in a corrections environment to include forced cell move procedures and practice, dealing with aggressive behavior, disciplinary problems, defensive tactics for jail personnel and jail patrol procedures. 
  • Psychological disorder recognition and suicide awareness and prevention, Special Need Inmates and ADA. 
  • Dealing with stress. 
  • Blood borne pathogens. 
  • Inmate processing and documentation, to include intake, bond procedures and extradition. 
  • Jail security procedures to include cell searches, and prisoner transport. 
  • Response to emergencies, to include fires, suicide, hostage, natural disaster, and riots. 
  • Tactical Communications with inmates and other staff members. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  2 
Technical Studies:  6  
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  8 
 

This course is 8-hours and costs $50. It is held at the Law Enforcement Academy at 122 S. Ellis St., Cape Girardeau, Mo. 
 
Course Summary: 
This course addresses the current laws dealing with juveniles and juvenile courts in criminal matters. It includes jurisdiction and certification of juveniles, Judicial custody matters, Missouri statutes relating to juveniles, interviews and interrogations involving juveniles and photographing, fingerprinting and lineups involving juveniles. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  4 
Technical Studies:  4 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  8 

This intense 40-hour course costs $825 and is brought to you by Krav Maga Worldwide. For more information, go to www.kravmaga.com.  To register for this class, click here and complete the form.   
NOTE - This class is for sworn law enforcement only. 

Course Summary: 
At a time when attacks on officers are at an all-time high, self-defense is one of the most crucial skills an officer must develop and maintain.  This extremely physical course covers the basic tenants of Krav Maga which is a system that does not rely on size or strength for effectiveness.  It also gives you a firm grasp on how to teach the principles of Krav Maga to officers within your agency including: 

Basic Combative, Self Defense, Handgun Disarms & Retention, Long Gun Disarms & Retention, Arrest & Control (Searching, Handcuffing, Arm Controls, Takedowns, & Team Tactics), Defenses Against Attacks with a Blunt Weapon. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal:  0 
Technical:  0 
Skill Development:  40  
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  40 

This course is 24 hours and costs $150. It is not included in the CEU Contract Program.  It is held at the Academy with driving practicals off-site. Limited openings available.  

Course Summary: 
This course details the nature of law enforcement driving, the skills required to drive defensively and safely, and allows students to practice their driving skills on a low-speed emergency maneuver course under both daylight and nighttime conditions. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  2 
Technical Studies:  6 
Skill Development:  16 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  24 

Course Summary: 
This course deals with changes to the Missouri Criminal Code, and changes in various Constitutional issues dealing with searches, seizures and uses of force. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  4 
Technical Studies:  0 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  4 

The cost for this 8-hour course is $100.  It will be held at the academy at 122 S. Ellis. 

Course Summary: 
This course teaches the basics of CN, CS and OC through lecture, demonstration, class discussion and live exercises.  Students are required to participate in an OC exposure drill unless previously certified.  Students will also discuss impact munitions and distraction devices. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  2 
Technical Studies:  4 
Skill Development:  2 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  8 

The Law Enforcement Academy has been accredited as a First Responder Training Entity by the Missouri Department of Health. This course is 40 hours, and the cost is $300.  

Course Summary: 
The course includes Legal and Ethical issues; lifting and moving patients; CPR; Airway Management; Patient Assessment; Medical Emergencies; Bleeding and soft tissue injuries; Muscle and Bone Injuries; Infants, Children and Childbirth; Triage; Missouri Fire Rescue Training.                               

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  2 
Legal:  2 
Technical:  20 
Skill Development:  16 
Firearms:  0  
TOTAL:  40 

This course is 16 hours and costs $150 per officer. The class is limited to 10 participants. 

Course Summary 

The Patrol Rifle – This 16 Hour course (8 hours classroom, 8 hours range) is designed to introduce the officer to the patrol rifle. Weapon deployment, carry condition, and limitations will be studied. In order to be certified, the police officer must pass a weapon proficiency course of fire. 

Please bring the following items with you to class: 

  • Magazine-fed, semi-automatic rifle with metallic sights (optional) 
  • Shooting sling and/or carry sling. 
  • Minimum of three magazines or loading devices. 
  • Ear protection – MANDATORY 
  • Wrap-around eye protection – MANDATORY 
  • Shooting mat or blanket 
  • Cleaning equipment 
  • Spotting scopes – optional but encouraged. 
  • Rifle magazine pouches – optional but encouraged. 
  • Baseball cap for safety purposes – MANDATORY 
  • Suitable range clothing – including rain gear and boots. 
  • 200 rounds of rifle ammunition 

Ammunition 

Due to recent ammunition shortages, the law enforcement academy no longer provides ammunition for this course. You must supply 200 rounds of rifle ammunition to complete this course. 

Location: Law Enforcement Academy 

To reserve your seat and obtain training site info, please call the Law Enforcement Academy at 290-5110. 

Clients are served on a first come-first serve basis. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 

  • Interpersonal: 0 
  • Legal Studies: 0 
  • Technical Studies: 4 
  • Skill Development: 8 
  • Firearms: 4 
  • TOTAL CEUs: 16 

This course consists of 24 hours and costs $350 per officer. The class is limited to the first 5 participants. 

PREREQUISITE: You must already be a firearms instructor to attend this class. Please submit a copy of your instructor certificate for verification. 

Course Summary 

This 24-hour course (4 hours classroom, 20 hours range) is designed to give the officer the basic knowledge to teach in-service patrol rifle courses. Weapon deployment, carry condition, transitioning and limitations will be studied. In order to pass this course, the officer must pass a weapon proficiency course of fire. 

Please bring the following items with you to class: 

  • Magazine-fed, semi-automatic rifle with metallic sights (optional) 
  • Primary carry handgun plus 3 magazines including holster and mag pouches 
  • Shooting sling and/or carry sling 
  • Minimum of three magazines or loading devices 
  • Ear protection – MANDATORY 
  • Wrap-around eye protection – MANDATORY 
  • Shooting mat or blanket 
  • Cleaning equipment 
  • Spotting scopes – optional but encouraged 
  • Rifle magazine pouches – optional but encouraged 
  • Baseball cap for safety purposes – MANDATORY 
  • Suitable range clothing – including rain gear and boots 
  • 500 rounds of service grade rifle ammunition 
  • 200 rounds of service grade handgun ammunition 

Ammunition 

Due to recent shortages, the law enforcement academy no longer supplies ammunition for completion of this class. Please see the previous section for ammo requirements. 

Location: Law Enforcement Academy 

To reserve your seat and obtain training site info, please call the Law Enforcement Academy at 290-5110. 

Clients are served on a first come-first serve basis. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 

  • Interpersonal: 0 
  • Legal Studies: 2 
  • Technical Studies: 6 
  • Skill Development: 14 
  • Firearms: 2 
  • TOTAL CEUs: 24 

The cost for this 8-hour block is $50 and includes the following: 

2 HOURS – TACTICAL COMMUNICATION (2 Interpersonal)         

This two-hour block of instruction will help officers avoid the action imperative mindset and give them the tools to safely de-escalate a crisis situation. While not all crisis situations can be resolved peacefully, many of them can with the proper mindset and communication tools/techniques. This training satisfies the new P.O.S.T. subcategory of “tactical training to include de-escalation techniques, crisis management, critical thinking and social intelligence.” 

2 HOURS – BUILDING TRUST AND LEGITIMACY IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES (1 Legal, 1 Interpersonal, including Racial Profiling) 

This two-hour block of instruction will help officers understand the importance of building trust and legitimacy in diverse communities.  We will discuss techniques officers can use on a daily basis to accomplish this goal. We will also discuss bias (both implicit and explicit) and the Missouri Racial Profiling statute. This block of training satisfies the new P.O.S.T. subcategory of “fair and impartial policing practices including implicit bias recognition.” 

2 HOURS – MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS (2 Technical) 

This two-hour block of training serves as a basic introduction to mental health awareness. Officers will be trained to recognize some of the more common signs and symptoms of someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. This block of training satisfies the new P.O.S.T. subcategory of “handling persons with mental health and cognitive impairment issues.” 

2 HOURS – OFFICER WELLNESS (2 Technical) 

This two-hour block of instruction will focus on the mental and physical health of the police officer including officer suicide prevention, diet and exercise. Police officers are subject to the vilest and nightmarish conditions/scenes mankind has to offer. It’s important for us to recognize this and be supportive of our peers who may be suffering and who may need a hand. It’s also important for us to recognize this in ourselves as well. This block of training satisfies the new P.O.S.T. subcategory of “officer well-being, including mental health awareness.” 

This cost of this 1-hour course is $15. It will be held in the Academy Classroom at 122 S. Ellis Street in Cape Girardeau. 

Course Summary: 
During the course, officers will become familiar with the requirements of 590.650 RSMo as they pertain to racial profiling, and compliance with these requirements. The course will address the 4th Amendment issues involved with vehicle stops, and techniques for conducting safe, and non-confrontational stops once reasonable suspicion has been established. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  1 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  0 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  1 

The course is four hours and costs $25.  

Course Summary: 
We in Law Enforcement must be governed in our daily actions by the Judicial point of view. This is where we win or lose, succeed or fail, in court. We can be the most conscientious officer in the world, do the most complete investigation available, and protect all the rights of the suspect, but if we can't convey what we have done in a complete, concise, comprehensive and objective report, we have wasted our time. This writing course begins with the reasons for clear and concise reports, deals with the tense and voice of the good police report, and shows how to construct the police report so that it is of the most value to supervisors, prosecutors and the courts. 
 
Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal:  0 
Technical:  4 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  4 

This special 4-hour course, presented by H. Morley Swingle, Assistant United States Attorney will cover the latest updates regarding Search and Seizure for Missouri law enforcement officers. 

 Search & Seizure Law in Missouri 
 
Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 

Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  4 
Technical Studies:  0 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  4 

This course is 40 hours and costs $250. It will be held at the Cape location. 

Course Summary: 
This course teaches SFST & BA jointly with both instructors present during 8 hours of DWI investigation and reporting and during 8 hours of practical. Instructions on obtaining SFST certification from the Missouri Safety Center will be provided by the instructor. Instrument tickets and application for Type III permit for BA will be provided by BA instructor. Included will be 24 hours of classroom instruction covering all aspects of SFST and breath analysis for DWI Investigations and eight hours of lab practice and certification. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  4 
Technical Studies:  28 
Skill Development:  8 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  40 

The cost of this 8-hour course is $100 and includes use of our Simmunition weapons, Simmunition rounds and protective equipment. This course is typically held in Malden, but locations may vary.  Call the academy at 573-290-5110 for more information.   

Course Summary: 
This intense, hands-on course utilizes Simmunition training rounds and teaches the student proper techniques for building entry, room clearing, and active shooter response. The day culminates with realistic scenarios where the students must utilize the skills they learned earlier in the day, while responding to high-stress scenarios. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  6 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms Skill Development:  2 
TOTAL CEUs:  8 

This course is four hours and costs $25. It will be held in the Law Enforcement Academy classroom at 122 S. Ellis Street in Cape Girardeau. 

Course Summary: 
In this course, we look at the physiological and mental aspects of dangerous/deadly encounters, including relevant research. We then give the officers the tools necessary to survive these deadly/dangerous situations during the event and after it occurs. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  4 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  0 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  4 

This course is 8 hours and costs $50.  It is held in the classroom at the Law Enforcement Academy at 122 S. Ellis Street, Cape Girardeau. 

Course Summary: 
In this course we deal with the need for law enforcement officers to approach verbal contact tactically and demonstrates how to deal with difficult people without generating conflict. It provides the officer with verbal tools to use, so that difficult people may be brought into compliance without resorting to physical contact. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  8 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  0 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  8 

This course is 4 hours and costs $25.  It is held in the classroom at the Law Enforcement Academy at 122 S. Ellis Street, Cape Girardeau. 

Course Summary: 
In this abbreviated course we deal with the need for law enforcement officers to approach verbal contact tactically and demonstrates how to deal with difficult people without generating conflict. It provides the officer with verbal tools to use, so that difficult people may be brought into compliance without resorting to physical contact. 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  4 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  0 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  4 

Course Summary: 
This 8-hour course familiarizes the end user with the capabilities and limits of the TASER X-26.  Cost for the TASER course is $100. Class availability is limited. The instructor is certified by TASER International® 

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  0 
Technical Studies:  8 
Skill Development:  0 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  8 

The cost of this 8-hour course is $100 and is held at the Law Enforcement Academy.  

Course Summary: 
This course teaches the use of RADAR in traffic speed enforcement through both classroom and practical application. Topics include basic use of RADAR, set up, calibration, basic methods of measuring speed, and limitations.  We also now cover LIDAR.  

Continuing Education Units awarded for the successful completion of this course include: 
Interpersonal:  0 
Legal Studies:  2 
Technical Studies:  2 
Skill Development:  4 
Firearms:  0 
TOTAL CEUs:  8 

"Students attending Continuing Education programs sponsored by the Southeast Missouri State University Law Enforcement Academy must attend all of the regular blocks of instruction in order to receive a certificate of completion.  In Continuing Education Programs, which consist of discreet blocks of instruction, the student may receive continuing education credits for those blocks which are actually completed."   
- Bobby Bollinger, Director 

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