Monday, August 7, 2017

Local Law Enforcement Attend MLEOTA Training

On August 2, 2017, three officers from the Louisville Police Department graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy’s Basic Police Class. Officer Dylan Wayne Alford, Officer Glenda Faye Sherrod, Officer Charles Steffan McCall are pictured here.

MLEOTA’s Basic Law Enforcement Officer Training consists of a twelve (12) week course of instruction offered to new full-time, sworn officers of municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies.

According to the Mississippi Minimum Standards Training Act, the courses offered are a well-rounded program of instruction in practical police knowledge. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will have received training in a wide range of law enforcement programs. Each student will receive an opportunity to certify in many basic police skills such as firearms, defensive driving. Qualified staff members and associate instructors from local, state, and federal agencies teach classes in their areas of expertise. Students may receive college credit upon successful completion of the twelve (12) week basic training.

The curriculum is challenging; the purpose being to make each student aware of his or her individual abilities and to teach the student how to work with other officers to achieve specific training goals. MLEOTA stresses cleanliness, neat appearance, courtesy, cooperation, and responsible actions in a disciplined atmosphere. Dress codes in the applications are mailed for each designated school. The applicant must begin preparing mentally for a challenging academic program consisting of nine weekly tests and a final exam.

The applicants should prepare physically for a demanding physical conditioning and defensive tactics training program. History has shown that students who have poor reading and writing skills and students who are more than 20 pounds overweight have great difficulty in this program unless they begin early to prepare themselves. BLEOST requires basic students pass academics, driving, firearms, physical training, and defensive tactics.