State Enhancements to LETC Curriculum
According to a press release on August 6th from the Governor's office, the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission and the Missouri Department of Public Safety will soon begin revising law enforcement training standards in Missouri. Governor Jay Nixon requested that new rules be in place by December 1, 2015. Nixon asked to see improvements to tactical training, fair and impartial policing, and the health and well-being of officers.
Moberly Area Community College has provided peace officer training through its Law Enforcement Training Center since 1995. The program is offered twice a year for 20 weeks. Graduates receive a certificate in Law Enforcement from MACC and 32 college credit hours that may be applied toward the attainment of an advanced degree.
"We very much support improving the standards of Missouri's law enforcement training centers," said Jo Fey, Dean of Career & Technical Programs. "At MACC, we're proud that we exceed the POST requirements for training. We certainly want our students well-prepared to serve local and state-wide communities when they leave our classroom."
For more information on the LETC at MACC, visit www.macc.edu/letc or call 660-263-4100 x11287.