The Drury University Law Enforcement Academy, certified by the State of Missouri Department of Public Safety, provides professional training for those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. The 750-hour basic training academy is offered in person through the Drury University main campus or synchronously at the south-central location near West Plains. The academy meets the State of Missouri’s minimum training requirement for Class A certification for peace officers.
All student interested in attending the Academy must complete their fingerprint background check at least 15 days before the start of the academy.
Students who attend an application information session and move forward with the application process will be invited from to attend Orientation. Orientation will take place at least one month before the academy begins. Students should gather and have application materials completed before orientation.
Graduates of the Law Enforcement Academy will have all the training and skills required to take the State of Missouri’s Class A Peace Officer Certification Licensing exam. Students who complete and pass all academy courses will also receive a Drury Law Enforcement Studies Certificate and 24 college credit hours.
*Tuition and fees subject to change