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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.


Basic Law Enforcement Academy Coming to Morgan County

An opportunity for residents of Morgan County and the surrounding area to learn the fundamentals of law enforcement is scheduled to start in August.
Jointly offered by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association, the Basic Law Enforcement Academy is a 10-month program comprising more than 700 hours of instruction.
According to a press release from the office of Morgan County Sheriff Norman Dills, the academy will cover topics including constitutional law, firearms training, vehicle stops, emergency response, report writing, criminal investigations, and investigations of domestic violence and driving while impaired (DWI).
Physical training and first-responder training will also be involved.
Sergeant Skyler Viebrock of the MCSO is the local site coordinator. Instructors will include various employees of the MCSO, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, federal law enforcement agencies, juvenile officers, judges, prosecutors, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, attorneys, and other local professionals.
Upon completion of the academy, students will be qualified to obtain a Class A peace officer license and seek employment as a law enforcement officer in Missouri.
The program is funded by tuition from students. The instructors will work during their time off from their primary occupation, at no cost to Morgan County or the entities they work for.
Qualifying applicants may receive financial aid through Missouri State University in West Plains.
For more information about the academy, visit www.morgancountymoso.org, or call Viebrock at 573-378-6860 ext. 1230.


Register for 2017 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!


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Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf
Exploring the Deep Eventually Led to Top Law Enforcement Spot

While taking a course to become a certified scuba diver, Gary Schaaf never considered that the training would launch him into a whole new career, but that’s exactly what happened.

“I was in college at the time and learned that a scuba training facility in Cape Girardeau was offering a class. I had always been interested in scuba diving and was looking for something to do so I signed up,” he said, adding that he not only learned a lot, he discovered that he greatly enjoyed his new hobby.

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