Please carefully read all of the instructions on this page that match your situation.
Different steps apply to cadets wanting to earn college credit vs. cadets only earning a POST.
I want to get my POST only
- Apply to Missouri Western as a non-degree seeking student.
- This means you will not be eligible for federal financial aid.
- Apply to the Law Enforcement Academy. A complete checklist of documents needed is included in the application packet. Please contact us at (816) 271-5843 if you have any questions. The full-time application packet may be downloaded below. Please bring the application to: Law Enforcement Academy, Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Drive, Wilson Hall 202, St. Joseph, MO 64507.
- For the full-time academy, you will earn a total of 18 credits that can be applied toward a criminal justice degree.