The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced a Community Alliance Program aimed to allow the public to learn about the Patrol’s purpose and role within law enforcement.
Classes will meet on five consecutive Thursday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Troop D headquarters in Springfield. Successful completion of the program will require attendance in all five sessions (with one possible absence pre-arranged with the program coordinator.)
Students will learn about Patrol policies and procedures, with teaching techniques similar to those used by troopers attending the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City. Sessions include instruction in traffic stops, crash investigation, firearms, marine operations, and other Patrol functions.
Applications are being accepted through September 15, 2020. There is no cost to be part of a program, but applicants will have to go through an application process and criminal background check. The first 20 people who pass through the process will be given slots in the classes.
If you wish to apply or want to obtain more information, contact Trooper Sam Carpenter at 417-895-6767 extension 3448.