Missouri Western Remembers
Commander King

Joseph King

Commander King’s legacy and work touched so many at the MWSU community, and his mentorship of law enforcement officers and students at MWSU will continue to impact our community for decades to come.

“In his brief tenure, Cmdr. King had a huge impact,” University President Elizabeth Kennedy said in a statement. “Recent classes were larger than they have been in years, with more than 50 law enforcement officers beginning their career in the last year and a half.”

Read Commander King’s obituary here.

Sign Commander King’s Tribute Book here.

Read the News Press Now article on Commander King here.


Next Full-time Academy (Class #61) will begin on Monday, July 10th, 2023.
Priority deadline for applications is Monday, June 26th, 2023.



Next Part-time Academy (Class #62) will begin in August 2023.
Priority deadline for applications is: TBD

The Missouri Western State University Law Enforcement Academy is certified by the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Commission.

The academy exceeds the State of Missouri’s minimum basic training requirements for peace officer certification and results in eligibility for a POST certificate.

Area police agencies recruit from this program.