At the Law Enforcement Training Institute, we offer a Class A-certified 600-hour basic training academy. You will receive over 700 hours of training that exceeds Missouri's minimum requirements for peace officer certification. In 18 weeks you will attend a progressive and fast-paced academy that will earn you not only peace officer certification, but certification in 12 other topic areas. This means that you will finish sooner and be more prepared to go to work as a peace officer. You receive real-life, hands-on training — from how to protect yourself, to how to take notes, to how to conduct an arrest. You learn practical application of law enforcement techniques as well as gain access to training not typically provided in other academies' basic POST-approved courses.

TUITION: $5,000.00 per person; a $800 nonrefundable deposit must be received in order to hold a space.

Price will increase to $5,500.00 in November 2024.

The fee includes all texts, notebooks, two sets of academy uniforms required for the course, defensive tactics clothing, a parking permit, a graduation certificate and continuing education units (CEUs).

To apply: Download and submit the application packet by mail: LETI Application - 2024

Questions? Contact the Law Enforcement Training Institute at in new window) or 573-882-6021 / 800-825-6505.