People who want a law enforcement career but are not able to commit to a full-time training schedule now have a part-time training option. State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce and the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association is offering a part-time program for Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) on the Sedalia campus.
The program begins Aug. 22 and ends June 5. Classes are held from 6-10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and some training on Sundays is required. POST certified instructors will teach the classes.
Students who successfully complete the training will earn a Class A Peace Officer license and certifications in Pressure Point Control Tactics in defense, ground avoidance/ground escape and spontaneous knife/edged weapons; handgun, shotgun, and patrol rifle; Taser and OC/pepper spray, active shooter response, and others.
The cost is $4,000 with $2,000 due by Aug. 22 and the remainder by Oct. 1. The list of requirements and the two-step application process are available at sfccmo.edu/the-learning-force/community-education. Deadline to apply is July 17.
For more information contact Cendy Harrell-Carson, SFCC’s Criminal Justice program coordinator at (660) 596-7367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.