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Welcome to the Missouri Sheriffs’ Assocation

The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association is a non-profit organization with a mission to support the Office of Sheriff and the Constitution through legislative efforts, training and technical assistance, in its efforts to make communities a safer, more enjoyable place to live, to work, and to raise a family. We value Honesty, Hard Work and Personal Responsibility.

700-Hour Basic Peace Officer Academy

State Licensed • Professional Staff • Statewide Training


  • A class “A” Peace Officer License
  • PPCT Defense Tactics Certification
  • TASER Certification
  • OC/Pepper Spray Certification
  • First Responder Certification
  • NHTSA SFST Certification
  • Court Security Training
  • Less Lethal Munitions Certification
  • 120 Hour Jail Officer Training


The MSATA 700-Hour Basic Peace Officer Academy exceeds the State of Missouri’s minimum basic training requirements for peace officer licensing.

Part-time classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays as needed. The course is over 700 hours long and takes approximately 11 months to complete. Full-time classes are held Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at our Jefferson City location.

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Register for 2018 Conferences

calendar_iconBe sure to check out all of the new 2017 Conferences on the  Conference  page. To register, please click on the conference name and view relevant instructions. Contact MSA at 573-635-5925 or more information. We look forward to seeing you!

Seeking Agencies to Host P.O.S.T. Law Enforcement Training

Traffic Occupant Protection Strategies
There is no cost to the agency or the officers attending the training.

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