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Firearms Instructor 1 - Handgun

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 II. 

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

Attendance Policy:
"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."  
- Carl Kinnison, Director

If you have questions or are interested in attending this or any other Academy training, please call the Academy at (573) 290-5110 for details.


Fax: 573.290.5114
122 S. Ellis Street

Law Enforcement Academy
One University Plaza, MS 5200
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701