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Central Missouri Police Academy
and Institute for Public Safety

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The Central Missouri Police Academy (CMPA) and Institue for Public Safety (IPS), a division of the Missouri Safety Center, is a basic law enforcement academy and full-service continuing education provider for those interested in pursuing or furthering a career in public safety (law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services and homeland security). 

The CMPA is approved by the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission to provide the Peace Officer basic training academy.  Formerly known as the National Police Institute (NPI), the CMPA has an outstanding reputation for providing professional training for those who desire a career in law enforcement.  The academy, conducted on the campus of the University of Central Missouri (UCM), is a 600-hour basic academy.

Our mission at the CMPA includes the following objectives:

  • Make our graduates more desirable and competitive in the job market.
  • Provide experiential learning; i.e. learning by doing in a real world environment.
  • Reduce the time needed for our students to get their degree.
  • Maintain competitive cost for our course.

The CMPA is proud to announce that 86.6% of the 2013 Academy graduates
have been commissioned (hired) in law enforcement;
the best year in the 33 year history of the Academy. 

 

 

Join us for our OPEN HOUSE EVENT
October 17, 2014 ~ 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments, interactive activities, and informational displays!
Test your investigative skills in the crime scene room!
CLICK HERE for the Open House Flyer

 

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CMPA Calendar of Events/Classes

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Mail:

CMPA/IPS
Missouri Safety Center
Humphreys Suite 200
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Site Location:

CMPA/IPS
200 Ming Street (Corner of South St. and Washington St.)
Warrensburg, MO 64093


For more information contact Colin Comer or Donna Chaffee at 800-801-3588 or 660-543-4090 or by email cmpa@ucmo.edu.

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Courses & Offerings at the IPS/CMPA:

 

Legal Update Course (092414)
September 24, 2014 ~ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Clinton, Missouri

This course is co-sponsored by the Institute for Public Safety/Central Missouri Police Academy with the Missouri Safety Center, UCM; Midwest Police Consultants, LLC; and the Clinton Police Department.  This course provides updates on Missouri and federal law changes that affect daily law enforcement work. This subject is law enforcement’s “stock in trade” and failing to keep current on law changes results in increased court time, refusal of charges, and lost cases; all of which are preventable. The course will be presented by an active prosecuting attorney. This is a P.O.S.T. certified training course providing 8 Hours of Legal Studies Credit.

Tuition is $119 and full payment is required before start of class. Participants can pay via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover), check made payable to the Missouri Safety Center or purchase order number (you will receive an invoice). Refunds (minus a $15.00 cancellation fee per person) will only be issued if cancellation notice is given at least two weeks prior to your class date.


CLICK HERE to REGISTER for the Legal Update Course (092414)

 

Racial Profiling Course (092514)
September 25, 2014 ~ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Clinton, Missouri

This course is co-sponsored by the Institute for Public Safety/Central Missouri Police Academy with the Missouri Safety Center, UCM; Midwest Police Consultants, LLC; and the Clinton Police Department.  This three hour course will satisfy P.O.S.T. requirements for the next recertification period. It will approach the topic of Racial Profiling from a different perspective than what is commonly presented, and is designed to provide sound guidance on a politically charged topic. This is a P.O.S.T. certified training course providing 3 Hours of Racial Profiling Credit.

Tuition is $59 and full payment is required before start of class. Participants can pay via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover), check made payable to the Missouri Safety Center or purchase order number (you will receive an invoice). Refunds (minus a $15.00 cancellation fee per person) will only be issued if cancellation notice is given at least two weeks prior to your class date.

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for the Racial Profiling Course (092514)

 

Initial Response to Methamphetamine Labs Course (100814)
October 8, 2014 ~ 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Warrensburg, Missouri

This course is sponsored by the Institute for Public Safety/Central Missouri Police Academy with the Missouri Safety Center, UCM. This eight hour course will satisfy P.O.S.T. requirements for the next recertification period. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain how methamphetamine use and manufacture has developed nationally.
  • Identify the different forms of methamphetamine.
  • Explain how methamphetamine is administered by clandestine users.
  • Identify the observable physical effects on the user.
  • Identify preferred locations and characteristics of stationary and mobile meth labs.
  • Identify typical items found near, and indicative of, meth labs.
  • Identify specific dangers characteristic of meth labs.
  • Explain the specific tactical concerns to be considered in planning the safest possible approach to enforcement efforts at meth labs.
  • Identify the primary responsibilities of police, fire, and emergency medical personnel in responding to meth labs.
  • Explain how the different primary concerns of the different disciplines can conflict during the response, and may lead to change of scene control.
  • Identify the necessary structural components of the joint command structure required for a coordinated effort between multiple agencies.
  • Identify the causes of communication problems in multi-agency operations.
  • Identify issues to be addressed in the raid planning process.

This is a P.O.S.T. certified training course providing 7 Hours of Technical and 1 Hour of Legal Credit.

Tuition is $99.00 through October 1st (Early Bird Special Rate) and $119.00 October 1-8th. Full payment is required before start of class. Participants can pay via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover), check made payable to the Missouri Safety Center or purchase order number (you will receive an invoice). Refunds (minus a $15.00 cancellation fee per person) will only be issued if cancellation notice is given at least two weeks prior to your class date.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Initial Response to Methamphetamine Labs Course (100814)

 

First Line Supervisor Course
October 13-17, 2014 ~ 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Lee's Summit, Missouri

This course is designed to provide foundational principles in effective supervision to current supervisors or those preparing for the supervisory role. Participants will be exposed to a variety of leadership and human performance concepts and this is a comprehensive 40-hour course that is open to public safety professionals from law enforcement, EMS, communications or corrections. Civilian support personnel are also encouraged to attend. Comprehensive training modules will expose participants to a variety of subjects related to organizational leadership, supervision and improving performance. This course is Missouri POST approved and also counts toward the mandatory three-year Racial Profiling requirement.

Tuition is $399 per officer if enrollment is received by October 3, 2014. Enrollments received after that deadline will be billed at $429 per officer and payment is accepted via check, PO or credit card.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the First Line Supervisor Course

 

Gang Suppression for Rural Law Enforcement Course
October 27, 2014 ~ 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Warrensburg, Missouri

This course is provided through the partnership of Parham & Associates Training and Consulting, LLC, and the Central Missouri Police Academy, University of Central Missouri.

Many rural and small town officers have learned that the gang problem has spread from inner city or metropolitan areas to their communities.  This means rural officers need help in keeping up with the gangs, their orientations, criminal activities, movements, and all things associated with gang crime.

The instructor for this course has completed over 600 hours of gang intelligence and enforcement training at local, state, and federal levels, as well as the DEA Basic Narcotics Investigations Course.  The instructor also teaches the gang crime curriculum at the Central Missouri Police Academy, University of Central Missouri and is well versed in the field, and well prepared to provide rural officers with useful information for dealing with gang problems in their respective areas.

Curriculum includes identification of street gangs, national and local gangs, motorcycle gangs, gang migration, problems that each brings, and strategies for countering gang activity.

This is a P.O.S.T. certified training course providing 1 Hour of Legal and 3 Hours of Technical Credit.

Tuition is $60 and full payment is required before start of class. Participants may pay via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express), check made payable to the Missouri Safety Center or purchase order number (you will receive an invoice). Refunds (minus a $15.00 cancellation fee per person) will only be issued if cancellation notice is given at least two weeks prior to your class date. Please contact Donna Chaffee 660-543-4090 or 800-801-3588 for more information or to cancel your enrollment.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Gang Suppression for Rural Law Enforcement Course

 

Field Training Officer (FTO) Course
November 10-12, 2014 ~ 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Warrensburg, Missouri

This course is co-sponsored by the Institute for Public Safety/Central Missouri Police Academy with the Missouri Safety Center, UCM and Midwest Police Consultants, LLC. This 24-hour course teaches future field training officers how to provide supervised field training for new recruits in any law enforcement discipline, with the overall goal directed toward transitioning a recruit from a classroom setting to an actual hands-on assignment. The course includes training in instructional techniques, coaching, evaluation, remedial training and record keeping. This course also introduces the student to the history and purpose of field training as well as training methodologies, techniques, counseling, the evaluation process, and the importance of documentation. This course is appropriate for all law enforcement sectors to include sworn personnel, corrections, telecommunication operators and special service or support personnel.  This course is consistent with the San Jose FTO model.

This is a P.O.S.T. certified training course providing: 6-hours technical skill, 6-hours skill development, 6-hours legal studies and 6-hours interpersonal relations credit.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Field Training Officer (FTO) Course

 

"The Life Cycle of a Death Investigation" Course
December 3-4, 2014 ~ 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Lee's Summit, Missouri

This course is sponsored by the Institute for Public Safety/Central Missouri Police Academy, University of Central Missouri. 

This class is intended to sharpen basic observation skills and review the importance of basic investigative techniques and their proper applications which will allow us to be successful in one of the highest responsibilities in law enforcement, speaking for the dead and their families. This class will cover the following topics:

- Responsibilities of law enforcement upon approach and arrival at a violent crime scene.
- Recognition of signs of death.
- Legal authority upon arrival at a crime scene.
- How to properly secure and protect a crime scene.
- Legal authority regarding contacting and detaining subjects at a crime scene.
- Trace evidence and the role of trace evidence at a crime scene.
- How to avoid crime scene cross contamination.
- The four stages of handling a crime scene.
- And more...

This is a P.O.S.T. certified training course providing 12 Hours of Technical, 2 Hours of Legal and 2 Hours of Interpersonal Credit.

Tuition is $149 and full payment is required before start of class. Participants may pay via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express), check made payable to the Missouri Safety Center or purchase order number (you will receive an invoice). Refunds (minus a $15.00 cancellation fee per person) will only be issued if cancellation notice is given at least two weeks prior to your class date. (Lunch is not provided for this class). Please contact Donna Chaffee 660-543-4090 or 800-801-3588 for more information or to cancel your enrollment.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for "The Life Cycle of a Death Investigation" Course

 

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The Institute for Public Safety (IPS) and the Central Missouri Police Academy (CMPA), divisions of the Missouri Safety Center at the University of Central Missouri, offers several options for continuing education classes for law enforcement officers.

  • The FATS (Firearms Training Simulator) at the IPS/CMPA is available for law enforcement departments to use for their in-service firearms training. The IPS/CMPA will provide a classroom, FATS machine, and operator to facilitate during their in service training program. If interested, call to reserve a date/time for training: 660-543-4090.

  • The IPS has partnered with Midwest Police Consultants, LLC, making available a large variety of POST approved courses. Classes are offered periodically, or may be scheduled on request. Midwest Police Consultants employ a large staff of instructors that are highly experienced in their fields, as well as in the classroom. They provide a wealth of knowledge and the ability to reach their students. In addition, the staff has the ability to develop new courses as needed, or tailor courses to specific needs.  Course offerings will range from basic and refresher, to high level areas of expertise and specialization.  Check future emails for updates and specific offerings.
  • CEU Hours via basic academy classes available to in-service officers.  The CMPA offers in-service officers the opportunity to attend basic academy classes to get their POST CEU training. This is a great opportunity to pick up legal and interpersonal hours when the Academy conducts such courses as Constitutional Law, Missouri Statutes, Ethics, etc. The Academy conducts three basic academy sessions per year, and officers are welcome to sit in on classes as needed and as spaces are available. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve a spot early. The cost for these classes is $9.00 per hour. (Minimum of 2 Hours)
  • 40-hour Dispatch Certification Training is now offered at the IPS/CMPA. The instructor has extensive experience in supervising a metro area police communications unit, revising and building in-house training programs, and instructing in certified dispatch training. This course is unique in the area, as it includes practical exercises which will provide students with the most realistic training possible.

  • The CMPA has space available for various uses. State and federal agencies, local departments, private entities and training contractors, that need a place to gather for regional meetings or in-service training, may rent a classroom or the gym. The CMPA is not set up for overnight events, but can host single day events, or multi-day events in which attendees would stay overnight at hotel accommodations they have arranged if traveling far from home.  The rate is $125 per day; parking is included and classroom space seats up to 25 people. If you are interested, please contact the CMPA at: (800) 801-3588 or (660) 543-4090 to reserve your space as early as possible. Reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis.