About the CCPS Certificate in Law Enforcement Studies

This program will provide above average training to those who seek to become a peace officer in Missouri and other states. The Drury Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) provides 750 contact hours of training, (150 hours more than required by the State of Missouri-POST) for those who seek a Missouri Class A Peace Officer license. POST sets learning objectives for each block of training objective each training academy develops lesson plans to meet those objectives.


Certificate in Law Enforcement Studies

The Certificate in Law Enforcement Studies requires 24 credit hours.

LEA 200: Basic Police Officer Training I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy.

Overview of the United States and Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission, for a Class A Peace Officer license.

LEA 210: Basic Police Officer Training II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, LEA 200.

A comprehensive study of Missouri traffic law, accident investigation, and accident diagramming.

LEA 211: Basic Police Officer Training III
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Law Enforcement Academy and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, LEA 200.

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 credit 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 credit 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 credit 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 credit 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.