CCPS Law Enforcement Academy Course Descriptions

200 Level Courses
LEA 280: Basic Peace Officer Training I. 6 hours.

Prerequisite:  Admission to Law Enforcement Academy.  
This course is designed to meet the basic peace officer training program requirements approved by P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training commission), State of Missouri Department of Public Safety to receive a Class A Peace Officer license of Missouri. Topics include administrative procedures, legal studies with Missouri and federal statutes and court decisions that apply to performance of duties as peace officers.

LEA 281: Basic Peace Officer Training II. 6 hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy plus completion of, or concurrent enrollment in LEA 280. 
Overview of interpersonal perspectives, technical studies and skill development. Students will be introduced to activities that enhance wellness lifestyles including aerobic conditioning, resistive exercise and flexibility protocols. Provides first responder and CPR training.

LEA 282: Defensive Tactics for Peace Officers. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy. 
Acquaints students with the base defensive tactics system and legal basis for using force. The student level program focuses on simple and effective field-tested tactics that are effective for officers of various skill levels, conditioning, physical size and strength level.

LEA 283: Fundamentals of Firearm Marksmanship. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy. 
Proper weapon-handling skills and tactics utilizing handguns and shotguns familiar to law enforcement. Covers the legal elements necessary for the lawful use of both deadly and non-deadly force as they relate to self-defense; defense of other persons, premises, or property; and when making an arrest. Minimum course qualification scores of 70% for weapons are required for successful completion of skill development area.

LEA 284: Professionalism and Ethics in Law Enforcement. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy. 
Introduction to ethics in law enforcement. Students examine conceptual perspectives for understanding and evaluating law enforcement ethics in interpersonal relationships, small groups, organizations and intercultural contexts. This course is designed to stimulate the moral imagination, reveal ethical issues inherent in law enforcement and provide resources for making and defending choices on ethical grounds.

LEA 285: Foundations of Law Enforcement Leadership. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy. 
General introduction to, and analysis of, historical and current theories of leadership. Study of leadership process involving interaction of leaders and followers in organizational settings such as police and sheriff departments.