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The Mineral Area College Law Enforcement Academy is designed to provide regional law enforcement training to law enforcement agencies and to students who are interested in achieving a career as a peace officer.  MACLEA offers two academies a year; the 1000 hour daytime academy and the 1000 hour evening academy.  Both academies provide students with the knowledge and training needed to obtain a POST License. The student will earn 46 college credits after the completion of the academy.   

MACLEA also offers a full range of Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for licensed Missouri peace officers at both the student and instructor levels.  Very affordable contract CEH training rates are available.  Call us at 573-518-2148 or for more information. 

Mineral Area College Law Enforcement Academy held it's first training class in 1994.  We take pride in preparing recruits mentally, physically, ethically, and with proficiency of skills to perform the police duties at a high level of competency.  Throughout the program, students will participate in class room instruction, intense physical training, and live training exercises. 

MACLEA is recognized by P.O.S.T. as an accredited training program.  With a 95% employment rate after graduation, it shows we are the best choice for future law enforcement officers.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the beginning of the training course.  State certification testing will be withheld until the trainee turns 21 years of age.
  • Must have a high school diploma/GED, US Birth Certificate or proof of US citizenship, and a valid Missouri driver's license.
  • Applications will have to pass a reading comprehension and psychological exam, physical assessment, and an extensive background check before being accepted into the law enforcement academy.
  • Trainees are required to pass the Missouri Certification Examination at the end of the training to receive state certification.  Trainees who fail this examination after three attempts shall repeat the basic training or wait one year from the third attempt to take the exam again. 

Fees and Cost Breakdown

This shows the main costs; other fees include MAC application, books, and graduation fee.

  • MACLEA Application & Testing Fee - $100
  • Fingerprint and Background Fee - $44.80 (subject to change)
  • 1000 Hour Academy - Tuition $6,700.00 + $500 Lab Fee
  • Uniforms - $750.00 (Approximately)
  • Books - $180 (Approximately)
  • Graduation Fee - $50.00