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Law Enforcement Academy

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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 on the Drury University campus in Springfield, Missouri. The academy meets the State of Missouri’s minimum training requirement for Class A certification for peace officers.

The first step towards being accepted into the Drury University Law Enforcement Academy is to take the ASSESSMENT Test. Application packets are then mailed to the those with the highest scores on ASSESSMENT Test. Prospective students meeting all of the eligibility requirements will be invited to attend the orientation for acceptance into the next academy.

 

Law Enforcement Academy Application Process

How to Apply to the Law Enforcement Academy

  1. Take the ASSESSMENT Test
  2. Application packets are then mailed to the those with the highest scores on ASSESSMENT Test.
  3. Prospective students meeting all of the eligibility requirements will be invited to attend the orientation for acceptance into the next academy.

Contact Us:

Tony Bowers

Director of Law Enforcement Academy
Office: (417) 873-7542
tbowers@drury.edu

Current Orientation Dates

  • August 6 at 6 p.m., for the part-time evening academy starting August 23, 2021 in Springfield.
  • December 10, 2021 at 6 p.m., for the full-time accelerated day academy starting January 18, 2022 in Springfield.

All prospective students who pass the ASSESSMENT test and are notified of their acceptance must attend the orientation to receive general information about the academy, complete various forms, and be sized for academy uniforms.

The orientation will be held in the academy classroom located in the Law Enforcement Academy building. The Law Enforcement Academy building is located on the SE portion of the Drury campus in Springfield. The building is red stucco on Bob Barker Blvd (formally Brower St.), one block east of Drury Lane. A $50 non-refundable application fee must be paid prior to or at the orientation.

Law Enforcement Academy Dates

Part-time evening: August 23, 2021 **
Award ceremony: May 18, 2022

Full-time: January 18, 2022 **
Award ceremony: July 13, 2022

** Dates subject to change.

The full-time / day 750-hour academies meet Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Approximately 8 Saturday and Sunday classes with varying times will be scheduled for firearms, defense tactics, driving or practical training. (The last six weeks of the full-time academy beginning January 2019 will meet Thursdays through Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..  The May 24 academy first 5 weeks will be Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

The part-time / evening academy meets Monday through Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be approximately 15 Saturday and Sunday classes with varying times for firearms, defense tactics, driving or practical training.