State Fair Community College's The LearningForce and the Missouri Sheriff's Assocation is set to offer part-time police academy training later this summer.

People who would like a career in law enforcement but are not able to commit to a full-time training schedule, now have a part-time training option.

Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) will be offered on the Sedalia campus, beginning August 22.

According to a press release from SFCC, classes will be held from 6 - 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Some training on Sundays is required. POST certified instructors will teach the classes.

SFCC says that students who successfully complete the training, will earn a Class A Peace Officer license, and certifications in Pressure Point Control Tactics in defense, ground avoidance/ground escape and spontaneous knife/edged weapons; handgun, shotgun, and patrol rifle; Taser and OC/pepper spray, active shooter response, and others.

The cost for the class $4,000 with $2,000 due by August 22nd.

The remaining amount is due by October 1. The list of requirements and the two-step application process are available at The deadline to apply is July 17.

The class will end on June 5, 2018.

For more information call SFCC's Criminal Justice program coordinator Cendy Harrell-Carson, at 660-596-7367.

Randy Kirby
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