A class of 15 cadets recently graduated from the Jefferson College Law Enforcement Academy in Imperial (032 Peace Officer Standards and Training POST Class), helping to fill the ongoing need for qualified officers in Missouri.
After completing a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum filled with numerous tactical exercises using the latest instructional technology, the 032 class achieved a 100 percent completion pass rate on the POST license exam, continuing the lengthy streak of graduating classes from Jefferson College with a 100 percent total pass rate for the POST Class A license.
JCLEA 032 POST Class graduates and academy personnel include, left to right, (first row) Wiliam Gibbons, St. Louis County; Michael Schneider, Festus; Robin Bales-Goede. St. Louis County; Erin O'Bryan, Crystal City; Devin Greenwood, House Springs; (second row) Tanner Sandifer, Highland, Illinois; Steven Roth, Festus; Daniel Turner, Lonedell; Brett Holmes, Eureka; Law Enforcement Academy Director Chief Diane Scanga; (third row) Paul Mooney, Imperial; Michael Broome, Sullivan; Jacob Schurman, Valley Park; Kyle Evans, Byrnes Mill; Nathaniel Forsythe, Imperial; and Joshua Weseman, Hillsboro.
The JCLEA offers three options for students seeking a Missouri Department of Public Safety POST Class A License and is the only academy in the state that incorporates the curriculum for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice in two of its three programs as a way to distinguish graduates when they enter the job market. The third program, a POST curriculum only option, offers a Certificate in Criminal Justice and is limited to applicants who already have a two or four-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.
For more information about the Jefferson College Law Enforcement Academy and program application deadlines, call (636) 481-3425 or visit www.jeffco.edu/jclea.