MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop D Headquarters, 3131 East Kearney, Springfield, Missouri 65803
For further information please contact:
Sergeant John H. Lueckenhoff
(417) 359-1500 x4560
Highway Patrol Community Alliance Scheduled In Troop D
Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer of Troop D, Springfield, announces the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting a Community Alliance Program at the Missouri Southern State University Law Enforcement Academy beginning Thursday, September 6, and concluding with an awards banquet on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The mission of the Community Alliance Program is to provide personal interaction between area citizens and the Patrol. The program is designed to allow the public to learn more about the Patrol’s purpose and role within the law enforcement community. The Highway Patrol is seeking responsible citizens, community leaders, students, and professional/business associates who are willing to commit to a program that provides a unique opportunity.
Classes will meet on five consecutive Thursday evenings, from 6-9 p.m., at the Missouri Southern State University Law Enforcement Academy in Joplin. Successful completion of the program will require attendance at each Thursday 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 like those experienced by troopers attending the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City. These sessions will cover traffic stops, traffic crash investigation, firearms familiarization, marine operations, and many other aspects of the Patrol.
The Patrol is accepting applications for the Community Alliance Program through August 31, 2018. There is no cost to participate in the program. Selection of the 25 participants will be on a first come, first served basis and will be made following an evaluation of an application form and a criminal record check. Any parties interested in participating in the program can contact Sergeant John Lueckenhoff at 417-359-1500 ext. 4560.