WHAT TO EXPECT
LETC is a Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved course that includes over 700 hours of coursework. Successful graduates receive a Missouri Class "A" Peace Officer license and 32 college credit hours.
What are the requirements to enter LETC? What if I have a record?
You must be at least 18 years old to enroll at the LETC. You must be at least 21 years old in order to take the POST license test (this is required to be a commissioned Peace Officer in any department). Even If you have a past conviction, contact the LETC office for a review of your record.
What will class be like?
The LETC class is offered twice a year for 20 weeks. The class typically meets weekdays from 8am to 5pm with extended evening and Saturday classes to be announced. Recruits are expected to dress in uniform daily and maintain a respectful demeanor with commanding officers, squad leaders and instructors. Because LETC is just like working a job, you must call ahead if you are late or absent. There may be days that last 8-12 hours. Depending on your abilities, the physical training may be strenuous.
Where are classes held?
The LETC offices, classroom and training facility are housed in the Career & Tech building on the Moberly Campus. Classroom instruction is lecture-based and takes place on the Moberly campus. Practical instruction is held in a variety of locations (firing range, etc.) depending on the subject matter. Some coursework (i.e. Driving School) may require overnight stays.
Do I have to use my own weapon?
You do not have to provide your personal firearm or ammunition for class; however, if you do own a pistol, you may use it if the LETC firearms instructor inspects and clears the weapon.
What is the registration process?
Please contact the LETC office to walk through the enrollment process. To summarize, you will complete an MACC online admission request and submit a financial aid application. Next the LETC office will provide you with the Application for Basic Police Academy Training and the Missouri Peace Officer License Legal Questionnaire. Once we've reviewed your completed application and legal questionnaire, you will be permitted to enroll through one of our Student Services offices. You will need a high school or GED transcript, as well as a transcript from any other college(s) you may have attended.
What does LETC cost?
The LETC program is $4050 for tuition and lab fees. Lab fees include ammunition, duty belt, safety vest and a weapon to use during the academy. Additional out-of-pocket expenses for uniform, background checks, and manuals and textbooks are approximately $239.40. Contact the LETC office about using student loans to purchase your uniform.
Is Financial Aid available?
Absolutely. The LETC is A+ eligible for recent high school graduates and military personnel can receive assistance through the VA. Because you may qualify for loans or grants, we encourage LETC recruits to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov and submit it immediately. MACC Financial Aid personnel are available to answer your questions. For more info on financial aid, visit www.macc.edu/~finaid/forms.html