Southeast Missouri State University

The courses listed below have been offered in the past. To review the current class availablity check the calendar. These courses are available only to licensedPeace Officers.

NOTE - We no longer offer the CEU contract. Instead, wehave opted to offer at least two training blocks per year, each of whichoffers the entireP.O.S.T. requirements for CE's.

  • Basic Attack Defense

    The techniques for this course were selected after training in different self-defense systems. The balance must be held between difficulty of the technique, and the ability of the officers. Most officers do not have the time it requires to study in a martial arts system to become proficient. And, no single system addresses all possible situations an officer may encounter on the street. The techniques taught in the Basic Attack Defense system are based on natural instincts and on leverage, as many attackers will be bigger, faster and stronger than the officers.
  • Basic Forensic Archeology

    This class is designed to familiarize investigators with the fundamentals of forensic archeology. Participants will be shown the basic techniques of searching, excavating and recovering surface and buried remains. Classroom instruction will be followed by practical exercises.
  • Civil Disturbance Response

    This class provides a basic introduction to mob and riot control and covers basic considerations of tactics for approach, dispersal, location and isolation of leaders, minimizing property damage and threats to officer safety.
  • Communication Obstacles

    This course reviews communication obstacles encountered by peace officers while on patrol. Class examines response to special situations, general strategies for dealing with the unexpected, and communication skills for use under challenging circumstances.
  • Crime Scene Processing

    In this course we deal with the steps required to get evidence admitted into a court proceeding; the identification, processing and packaging of different types of evidence; the methods for working a crime scene; and the necessary accompanying documentation.
  • Criminal Intelligence Function Project

    The Intelligence curriculum includes the study of nine steps in the Intelligence Process Model. These steps or phases are: 1) Planning, 2) Collection of information, 3) Assessment of information validity, 4) Collation of information, 5) Analysis of information, 6) Assessment of analytical rigor and value, 7) Dissemination of intelligence, 8) Application of intelligence, 9) Review and assessment of criminal intelligence project/function/unit.
  • Death Investigations

    In this course we deal with the different types of death investigations, including natural deaths, suicides, homicides, and accidental deaths. Crime scene and case management are discussed, as well as evidence specific to the human body.
  • Dispatcher Course

    Presented in cooperation with the Butler County Sheriff-s Department and Poplar Bluff Police Department
    Missouri law requires that any agency which has dispatchers who dispatch for more than one agency, such as police or sheriff-s departments which also dispatch for a volunteer or paid fire department or ambulance service, to provide a minimum of 40 hours training in their job which conforms to APCO Project 33 standards. This course will conform to those standards.
  • Domestic Violence

    There are certain things that responding officers are required by law to do when responding to Domestic Violence calls, and there are tactics that responding officers can employ to reduce the risk of injury to them and others at the scene. These requirements and tactics are covered in the class.
  • Domestic Violence Refresher

    The Domestic Violence refresher is designed for those who have had the state mandated training, and are refreshing their knowledge and skills in this important area.
  • Drug Investigations

    This class deals with identification of controlled substances, their manufacture and sale. This section also considers the use of informants, case management, tactics and report writing for conducting drug investigations.
  • Ethics

    This course deals with the importance of acting ethically and professionally as a law enforcement officer. It discusses the fair treatment of the people we serve, and the officers we work with. It also discusses the motives and ethics of gratuities, and the dangers they imply.
  • Firearms Instructor 1 - Handgun

    This course teaches the instruction of recruit and in-service officers in the safe and effective use of approved firearms and related equipment.
  • Firearms Instructor 2 - Shotgun

    This course demonstrates to the Student Instructor the importance of teaching the operation, ammunition management and deployment of the police shotgun.
  • Gangs

    This course details the identification and interaction of criminal street gangs and their place in organized crime.
  • Ground Fighting

    Once an officer realizes that the suspect has no intention of willing compliance, there is no choice but to subdue the individual by force. If the officer is not trained in a compliance system, the officer has the tendency to resort to impact weapons, before they should be employed, increasing the officer's and department-s liability exposure. The Academy Ground Fighting Course can provide the officer that system.
  • Hostage Negotiation

    This course addresses the dynamics occurring before, during and after a hostage situation, and addresses the best tactical approach for solving these incidents without harm coming to the hostage, the perpetrator or the responding officers.
  • Instructor Development School

    This course addresses the skills required to be proficient as a law enforcement academy or continuing education instructor, and fulfills the P.O.S.T. requirement that all instructors must complete an Instructor Development School within the first year of their appointment as an instructor.
  • Interrogation Process

    This class addresses the purpose of interrogation; reasons interrogations fail or succeed, establishing rapport, formulating questions, tactics for conducting interrogations, identifying deception and behavioral betrayals.
  • Interviewing Skills

    This course addresses the psychology and importance of interviewing. It also discusses the importance of the interview environment, establishing rapport with the interviewee, formulating questions, and when to recognize when an interview becomes an interrogation, and what must be done when that occurs.
  • Jail Officer Course - 40 Hour Course

    This course not only provides a comprehensive look at jail operations, jail population management, and many jail-related duties and activities for the new officer, but it also provides the experienced officer with procedures for dealing with day-to-day events that may have provided frustration and confusion in the past.
  • Jail Officer Course - 8 Hour

    This course not only provides a comprehensive look at jail operations, jail population management, and many jail-related duties and activities for the new officer, but it also provides the experienced officer with procedures for dealing with day-to-day events that may have provided frustration and confusion in the past.
  • Juvenile Justice

    This course addresses the current laws dealing with juveniles and juvenile courts in criminal matters. It includes jurisdiction and certification of juveniles, Judicial custody matters, Missouri statutes relating to juveniles, interviews and interrogations involving juveniles and photographing, fingerprinting and lineups involving juveniles.
  • Law Enforcement Driving

    This course details the nature of law enforcement driving, the skills required to drive defensively and safely, and allows students to practice their driving skills on a low-speed emergency maneuver course under both daylight and night time conditions.
  • Law Enforcement Supervisor-s School

    The Police Supervision School focuses on the functions of a first line supervisor as well as the special knowledge and skills required for effectively supervising in a present-day agency. Students attending this course will not only receive valuable information, but they will have the opportunity to practice what they have learned by being involved in meaningful practical exercises.
  • Legal Update

    This course deals with changes to the Missouri Criminal Code, and changes in various Constitutional issues dealing with searches, seizures and uses of force.
  • Medical First Responder

    The course includes: Legal and Ethical issues; lifting and moving patients; CPR; Airway Management; Patient Assessment; Medical Emergencies; Bleeding and soft tissue injuries; Muscle and Bone Injuries; Infants, Children and Childbirth; Triage; Missouri Fire Rescue Training.
  • Patrol Rifle

    This course addresses the familiarization of patrol officers with the AR15 rifle, its nomenclature, safety features, external and terminal ballistics, loading and unloading, disassembly and re-assembly, care and maintenance, fundamentals of marksmanship, shooting positions and sight adjustment.
  • Racial Profiling

    During the course, officers will become familiar with the requirements of 590.650 RSMo as they pertain to racial profiling, and compliance with these requirements. The course will address the 4th Amendment issues involved with vehicle stops, and techniques for conducting safe, and non-confrontational stops once reasonable suspicion has been established.
  • Report Writing

    This writing course begins with the reasons for clear and concise reports, deals with the tense and voice of the good police report, and shows how to construct the police report so that it is of the most value to supervisors, prosecutors and the courts.
  • Search and Seizure Update

    Search & Seizure update in Missouri for law enforcement officers.
  • SFST / BA Certification (Datamaster)

    This course teaches SFST & BA jointly with both instructors present during 8 hours of DWI investigation and reporting and during 8 hours of practicals. Instructions on obtaining SFST certification from the Missouri Safety Center will be provided by the Instructor. Instrument tickets and application for Type III permit for BA will be provided by BA instructor. Included will be 24 hours of classroom instruction covering all aspects of SFST and breath analysis for DWI Investigations and eight hours of lab practice and certification.
  • Survival Mentality

    This course looks at deadly/dangerous encounters and gives the officer the tools to develop the mindset necessary to overcome these situations.
  • Tactical Communications

    In this course we deal with the need for law enforcement officers to approach verbal contact tactically, and demonstrates how to deal with difficult people without generating conflict. It provides the officer with verbal tools to use, so that difficult people may be brought into compliance without resorting to physical contact.
  • Tactical Response for Patrol Officers

    In view of recent events involving violence in schools and work areas, it has become increasingly necessary for patrol officers to have some skills in making entry into buildings. Often there is no time to wait for a special response team to arrive and get set up. The first officers on the scene are expected to take charge of the situation, evaluate the circumstances and make entry.
  • Taser

    TASER InternationalΠcertified instructor teaching Taser for the Law Enforcement Academy.
  • Traffic Radar

    This course teaches use of RADAR in traffic speed enforcement. Class includes the basic uses of RADAR, set up, and calibration, basic methods of measuring speed and limitations. This class includes six hours of practical exercise.