Law Enforcement Academy


We will begin accepting applications for Class 103 on September 6, 2019.   Training begins January 6th, 2020 and runs for 22 weeks.   Classes will meet Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.   

For more information or to apply click on the links below, or contact the Academy at 573-290-5110.  Also, please download the latest academy application from this website as it has recently changed.  PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!

We are pleased to once again provide H. Morley Swingle's Search and Seizure law update. The course content can be found here

The Law Enforcement Academy at Southeast Missouri State University is dedicated to meeting the training needs of all law enforcement officers and agencies in the University service area. The Academy, a Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) approved provider, has provided basic and specialized training for more than 2,800 law enforcement officers since the Academy was established in 1987.

Our graduates have gone on to work for agencies at all levels of law enforcement including local, county, state and Federal, including the FBI, DEA, ATF and the U.S. Marshal's Service.

If you are interested in a career in law enforcement then look no further. As one of the premier training academies in the State of Missouri, you now have two options for training. You can continue in the long-standing tradition of attending the academy as part of our certificate program or now, you can earn college credit towards your Bachelor's Degree by attending the academy as part of a four year degree program.

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Fax: 573.290.5114
122 S. Ellis Street

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