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Law Enforcement Training

Do you like a good challenge? Would you like to provide leadership and safety to people in a variety of situations? Do you like solving problems? Would you enjoy being in charge of enforcing the law, preventing disturbances, assaults, and possible escapes? If so, a career in law enforcement might be just what you are looking for.

After a decade of declining crime rates, crime in all categories is on the rise across the country. Advances in technology and a post-September 11th emphasis on homeland security have fueled a demand for a new breed of law enforcement professionals equipped to meet the changes in national security.

The MACC LETC will teach you every aspect of law enforcement to help you be successful in this challenging career. Course topics range from reporting, control and treatment of offenders, how to conduct an investigation, to administrative tasks, traffic stops and defensive tactics.

Program Information

The MACC Law Enforcement Training Center is approved by the Missouri Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (P.O.S.T.) to provide Peace Officers basic 600 hour training.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for peace officer certication from the State of Missouri, which qualifies them for employment as peace officers in the state of Missouri. LETC graduates will receive a one-year Law Enforcement certicate from Moberly Area Community College, and 32 college credit hours that may be applied toward the attainment of an advanced degree.

Employment Opportunities

Police officers work in partnership with the public to reduce crime and enforce federal, state, and local laws. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, increased crime and a more security-conscious society are contributing to the rising demand for police services while generous salaries, opportunites for overtime, and excellent benefits are attracting more people to the profession. Individuals with college training, military police experience, or both, have the best opportunities.

State Troopers, also called highway patrol or state police, enforce motor vehicle laws and regulations on the nation’s highways and interstates. Skilled troopers are in high demand across the country due to a growing shortage in many states. Increasing numbers of retiring troopers and rising educational standards are a contributing factors to current shortages. Opportunities for advancement are great for those dedicated officers as they gain valuable field experience.