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Jefferson College Law Enforcement Academy offers three options for students seeking a MO Department of Public Safety POST Class A License. The Jefferson College Law Enforcement Academy is the only academy in the state that incorporates the curriculum for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice in two of our three programs. This helps to set our graduates apart when entering the job market. Our third program, a POST curriculum only program, earns a Certificate in Criminal Justice and is limited to those applicants who already have a 2- or 4-year degree. In addition to the basic training for students entering the field, the Academy goal includes providing high quality training to law enforcement personnel, to inspire professionalism in all peace officers, and to provide civilian personnel with education and training prior to employment or association with a law enforcement agency.

General Academy Brochure

JCLEA - Day Class (August - May) Application Deadline: June 1

Day & Night Class Brochure

The JCLEA Day class includes required P.O.S.T. curriculum and general education topics as they apply to the law enforcement field and the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Included are specialized certifications in firearms, OC Pepper Spray, Expandable Baton, First Responder, Datamaster Breath Alcohol Analyzer Type III Operator, Standard Field Sobriety Testing and RADAR/LIDAR operations. The JCLEA Day class is two college semesters, beginning each August and graduates in May of the following year. Classes meet Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Upon successful completion of the program, recruits earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice and the opportunity to test for a Class "A" POST License.

JCLEA - Night Class (January - December) Application Deadline: November 1

The JCLEA Night class includes required P.O.S.T. curriculum and general education topics as they apply to the law enforcement field and the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Included are specialized certifications in firearms, OC Pepper Spray, Expandable Baton, First Responder, Datamaster Breath Alcohol Analyzer Type III Operator, Standard Field Sobriety Testing and RADAR/LIDAR operations. The JCLEA Night class is three college semesters, beginning each January and graduates in December of that same year. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and two 8-hour Saturdays a month. Upon successful completion of the program, recruits earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice and the opportunity to test for a Class "A" POST License.

JCLEA - POST Only (January - July) Application Deadline: November 1

POST Only Brochure

The JCLEA POST class is only available for those applicants who already have a degree or have the general education prerequisites. The POST only class includes the required P.O.S.T. curriculum for a Class A POST License and requisites for a Certificate in Criminal Justice. Included are specialized certifications in firearms, OC Pepper Spray, Expandable Baton, First Responder, Datamaster Breath Alcohol Analyzer Type III Operator, Standard Field Sobriety Testing and RADAR/LIDAR operations.

The JCLEA POST class is eight months long, beginning each October and graduates in July of the following year. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and two 8-hour Saturdays a month. Upon successful completion of the program, recruits earn a Certificate in Criminal Justice and the opportunity to test for a Class "A" POST License.