A class of 15 cadets recently graduated from the Jefferson College Law Enforcement Academy in Imperial (036 Night 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 036 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 036 Night Class graduates and academy personnel include, left to right, (first row) Tiffany Menard, Ceriana Davis, Kylie King, (second row) Kay Blase, Cody DeBisschop, Joshua Kraus, Joshua West, Justin Turley, Jenisha Jones, (third row) Jefferson College Director of Public Safety Programs Capt. Paul Ferber, Michael Burwell, Aidan Gansner, Anthony Sottung, Pierce Wynn, Joshua Freeman, Sammy Numan, and Jefferson College LEA Instructor Lt. Joshua Shearrer.
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.