THE MSA TRAINING ACADEMY

As with many other state-licensed training academies, the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Training  Academy offers basic peace officer training and continuing education. However, two things set our academy apart from others:

  1. Our ability to hold regional part-time classes throughout communities so students can continue to live at home, spend time with their family, and work while attending classes; and
  2. Our ability to offer students a wider array of educational and skill building opportunities.

Whether you have your sights set on municipal or county law enforcement, we’ve got you covered.  We are the only academy in the state to incorporate Jail and Court Security Officer certification into our curriculum.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Academy instructors are working or retired deputies, police officers, highway patrol troopers, federal law enforcement officers,  juvenile officers, judges, firefighters, attorneys and other professionals local to the communities where classes are held. They are licensed and regulated by the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Program, a Division of the Missouri Department of Public Safety.

GRADUATE WITH

• A class “A” Peace Officer License
• 120 Hour Jail Officer Certification
• Court Security Officer Certification
• PPCT Defense Tactics Certification
• PPCT Ground Avoidance/Ground Escape Certification
• PPCT Spontaneous Knife/Edged Weapons Defense Certification
• Handgun/Shotgun Certification
• Patrol Rifle Certification
• Less Lethal Munitions Certification
• TASER Certification
• OC/Pepper Spray Certification
• Active Shooter Response Certification
• Department of Health & Senior Services Basic 1st Responder Certification
• NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 20 years of age prior to the start date of the academy.

RESIDENCY
Must be a citizen of the United States.

EDUCATION
Documentary proof of high school education or a “State High School Equivalence” certificate.

VISION
Vision in each eye must be correctable to 20/40.

ARREST RECORD
Must be free from conviction. Must have no gross misconduct indicating inability to function as a peace officer. No Felony Conviction (bold) ,SIS (Suspended Imposition of Sentence), or S.E.S. (Suspended Execution of Sentence).

DRIVER’S LICENSE
Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of application.

MILITARY STATUS
Must have an “honorable” discharge or “under honorable conditions” discharge if having served in the military.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Trainees must have the physical ability to keep the peace, make a forcible arrest, engage in foot pursuits, control resistance, control aggression, and to protect the public, fellow officers, and himself from physical or lethal force assaults. Trainees must be able to physically generate fluidity, speed, and power — with control.

REASONALBE ACCOMMODATION
The MSA will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue burden to the MSA, for the special needs of trainees who:

    • Declare those special needs to the MSA Training Director, in writing, prior to the beginning of the training program; and
    • Provide certified documentation of the diagnosis of those needs to the Training Director prior to the start of the program in which the trainee seeks to enroll.

 

The reasonable accommodation considered would be such as the trainee could utilize and still meet the job task and licensing requirements of the law enforcement profession.

Requests for accommodation that negate the probability of the trainee’s abilities to keep the peace, make a forcible arrest, engage in foot pursuits, control resistance, control aggression, and to protect the public, fellow officers, and him/herself from physical or lethal force assaults will not be approved.  Trainees must be able to physically generate fluidity, speed, and power — with control.

Accommodations will not be made to allow exam questions to be read to the trainee.  Consistent with Missouri Department of Public Safety Peace Officer Standards and Training licensing exam protocol, trainees with a diagnosed need will be provided a dictionary and extended testing time.

UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS (Provided by Student)

• Black BDU Pants
• One Pair of Black, Minimum 6” Waterproof Tactical Boots.
• Running Shoes
• Shorts/Athletic Apparel
• Gym Bag
• Laptop Computer

FIREARMS

Students are required to furnish their own handgun and ammunition. Acceptable handguns are semiautomatic between 9mm and 45 calibers.

LOCATIONS NEAR YOU

Jefferson City Full Time Academy October 21, 2019

PART TIME ACADEMYS

Camdenton – January 15, 2019
Union – January 15, 2019
Reeds Spring – January 17, 2019

West Plains – August 6, 2019
Jefferson City – August 8, 2019
Platte City – August 20, 2019
Poplar Bluff – August 20, 2019
Waynesville – August 22, 2019
Salem – August 22, 2019

ACADEMY RULE BOOK

Attendees of the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association and Training Academy (MSATA) Basic Peace Officer Academy are required to read, understand, and follow the rules established in the Academy Rule Book. Attendees will be required to sign a document indicating they are familiar with the rules and will follow the rules while attending the academy.  Applicants are encouraged to download and review the Academy Rule Book as part of their decision to apply for the MSATA.  All attendees who have been notified that they have been accepted into the MSATA should read and be familiar with the Academy Rule Book prior to their first day of training.  click here to download the academy rule book

APPLICATION PROCESS

To submit your application to the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Training Academy, first click here to download an application.

The following documents need to be included with your application:

  • Copy of your birth certificate and valid driver’s license;
  • Copy of your high school diploma, college diploma GED certification;
  • Copy of your DD214 if you were in the military;
  • Basic Training Legal Questionnaire and Authorization Form; and
  • Check or money order for $275.00 (non-refundable) made payable to “Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Training Academy” for the processing and application fee.
  • If Reasonable Accommodation is being requested a written declaration requesting what reasonable accommodation is being requested along with certified documentation of the diagnosis of those needs.


Mail your application to:
Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Training Academy
6605 Business 50 West
Jefferson City, MO 65109-6307

COST

700-Hour Basic Academy……………….$5,000.00
Application Processing Fee……………..$275.00 (non-refundable)
Fingerprinting Process……………………$41.50 payable to MACHS Vendor

Supplies **(All supplies is an approximate cost. Not included in tuition)**
1 pair of BDU pants…………………………$50.00
1 pair of black tactical boots……………..$100.00
(minimum 6″ waterproof)
Ammunition…………………………………..$1,000.00
Holster…………………………………………..$140.00
Duty Belt………………………………………..$60.00
Handcuff Case………………………………..$30.00
Double Magazine Pouch…………………..$40.00
Glock……………………………………………..$700.00
Magazines………………………………………$60.00
Hearing Protection………………………….$20.00
Eye Protection………………………………..$15.00
Tactical Flashlight……………………………$150.00
(should have a minimum of 50 LUMS
and be between 3.5 & 6.5 inches long)
Athletic Support Cup (for males)……….$15.00

**Veteran’s benefits available to those who qualify**

 

Physical Activity Requirements: Adopted from RI State Police Academy