Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop G commanding officer Cpt. Mark G. Inman has announced that the Patrol will be conducting a Community Alliance Program beginning Tuesday, Oct. 4, and concluding with an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
The mission of the Community Alliance Program is to provide personal interaction between the community and the Patrol. The program is designed for those possessing a strong interest in learning about the Patrol’s purpose and role within the law enforcement community.
The MSHP is seeking up to 20 responsible citizens, community leaders and professional and business associates who are willing to commit to a program that provides a unique opportunity.
Classes will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on each of five consecutive Tuesday evenings, in the meeting room at Troop G Headquarters in Willow Springs. Successful completion of the program will require attendance at each Tuesday evening session (one absence will be allowed with prior approval from the program coordinator.)
The curriculum will familiarize participants with many Patrol policies and procedures utilizing teaching techniques similar to those experienced by troopers attending the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy in Jefferson City. Many evenings will include activities and role-playing exercises that provide participants practical experience.
The program will conclude with an awards ceremony at which time awards will be presented to participants who successfully complete the program.
The Patrol is accepting applications for the Community Alliance Program through next Thursday (Sept. 15). There is no cost to participate.
Selection of up to 20 participants will be based upon an evaluation of an application form and a criminal record check. Application forms are available by calling Troop G Headquarters at 417-469-3121.
Tentative Program Curriculum:
Oct. 4 – History of the Patrol, Tools of the Trade, Traffic Enforcement
Oct. 11 – Aircraft, SWAT, Pursuits
Oct. 18 – Firearms/Range
Oct. 25 – Use of Force, DWI Detection, Marine Operations
Nov. 1 – Awards Ceremony
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