Regional Police Academy
The Regional Police Academy
6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road
Kansas City, MO 64119
High-quality, law enforcement-related training is the focus of the Regional Police Academy for sworn and non-sworn members of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department and area law enforcement agencies.
The Academy provides the following law enforcement training: Basic Recruit Training, Continuing Education, Leadership Academy, Driver’s Training, and Firearms Training. Continuing education and Leadership courses are also provided to non-sworn members of police agencies.
The Recruit Training instructors prepare those seeking a career in law enforcement with the fundamentals of police service. The Professional Training instructors provide continuing education opportunities to further skills and career abilities. The Leadership Academy provides a path for lifelong learners to enhance their skills as core leaders, not only in the law enforcement arena, but in all areas of life. The Drivers Training staff hones the skills of public servants in the areas of low speed and emergency vehicle operation. The Firearms instructors provide recruit training, as well as continuing education training.
The Academy offers 720 seats of yearly in-service training to outside agencies. The cost for this training is $75 for an 8-hour block, or $150 for a 16-hour block of P.O.S.T. certified training. In addition to the in-service training, the academy training catalog offers continuing education P.O.S.T. certified training. Seats for these 8-hour P.O.S.T. certified training opportunities are $75. If your agency would be interested in purchasing the 16-hour in-service block for all of your sworn personnel, the Academy will accept a lump sum payment and track the attendance of your personnel and account balance. Scheduling for the in-service training or continuing education courses can be done by contacting Cara Vellar at Cara.Vellar@kcpd.org.
Additionally, the Academy provides periodic training and educational opportunities to the general public, which includes programs such as the Citizen’s Police Academy and the Women’s Safety Seminar. For more information on these programs, please check the Public Programs link for current listings.