Since 1996, the MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute's Police Academy program has provided certified training as set forth by the Missouri Department of Public Safety's Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) program, the governing agency responsible for the licensure and skills that are vital in the field.
Peace officers are the front-line of defense against criminal activity. Their roles break down into two parts:
When crimes are committed, peace officers enforce laws and may:
We offer a full-time academy that occurs in the fall and spring semester, and a part-time academy that overlaps both the fall and spring semester.
The full-time program typically meets Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended days on Tuesdays and Thursdays to accommodate firearms training.
The part-time program typically meets Monday-Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., and every other Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Police Academy instructors are certified through the Missouri Department of Public Safety's Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) program as a generalist or specialist. They are both active and retired peace officers from agencies throughout the Kansas City metro area.
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