The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Sheriff’s Association have joined together to bring an opportunity to Versailles/Morgan County and surrounding area. The Basic Law Enforcement Academy is a 10-month program that begins August 2017. It focuses on all the fundamentals of law enforcement, including Constitutional law, firearms training, vehicle stops, emergency response, report writing, DWI, criminal and domestic violence investigations.
The training also involves physical training and first responder training. Sergeant Skyler Viebrock is the local site academy coordinator and various employees of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, federal law enforcement officers, juvenile officers, judges, prosecutors, EMT’s, firefighters, attorneys and other professionals local to the communities will be instructors during the academy. Upon completion of the academy, the students will have the necessary qualifications to obtain a Class “A” peace officer license and are able to seek employment in the State of Missouri as a law enforcement officer.
This 700 plus hour Basic Law Enforcement Academy is funded from the tuition of students. Financial aid is available through Missouri State University in West Plains for those who qualify. The instructors during this entire 10 month academy are working on their time off and as secondary employment to their full time jobs. The employment of the individuals is not an expense to Morgan County or other entities they are employed by.
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Sheriff’s Association are both pleased and excited to offer this opportunity to area residents. Potential applicants can find information regarding the academy at www.morgancountymoso.org. Additional questions can be answered by contacting Sgt. Skyler Viebrock at 573-378-6860 ext. 1230.