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Sheriff's Office to Host Basic Law Enforcement Academy


The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a 700 hour basic law enforcement academy starting August 18th, 2016.  The academy will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Saturday's and Sundays' 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


Persons who graduate from the 700 hour academy will graduate with a class "A" peace officer license; PPCT Defensive Tactics Certification; Taser Certification; OC/Pepper Spray Certification; First Responder Certification; NHTSA SFST Certification; Court Security Training; Less Lethal Munitions Certification and 120 hour Jail Officer Training.


Cost for the academy is $4,000.00.  Veteran's benefits, financial aid and college credit hours are available for those who qualify.

You may obtain an application from the Sheriff's Office website at or the Missouri Sheriff's Association website at  Deadline to apply is Monday August 15, 2016.


Missouri Sheriff's Association Academy Application