Missouri State University - West Plains

Law Enforcement Certificate

The Certificate in Law Enforcement is offered in cooperation with the Missouri Sheriff’s Association Training Academy (MSATA) and is awarded upon successful completion of the Missouri Department of Public Safety Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) program. Courses included in this certificate include the Basic Law Enforcement Academy I & II and the Basic Jail Officer Academy I & II. Courses required as part of the Certificate in Law Enforcement also satisfy requirements of the Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement. The Certificate in Law Enforcement prepares students for a potential career in law enforcement, including careers such as sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer and jail officer.


Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
LWE 130 Basic Jail Officer Academy I 3
LWE 131 Basic Jail Officer Academy II 3
LWE 190 Basic Law Enforcement Academy I 12
LWE 191 Basic Law Enforcement Academy II 12
  Total Credits 30


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Q: What are my financing options to pay for the program?
A: In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 0% of graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates:
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Q: How long will it take me to complete this program?
A: The program is designed to take 12 months to complete.
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