2019 Courses of Instruction


  • 1st Session
  • February 18-22, 2019
  • March 11-15, 2019
  • April 15-19, 2019
  • 2nd Session
  • September 9-13, 2019
  • October 7-11, 2019
  • November 4-8, 2019

Prerequisite: MSHP Personnel Only

Course Description: The Police Leadership the West Point Model (PLWM) leadership development training program is based on a behavioral science approach to leading people, groups, change, and organizations. This three-week course provides the opportunity for law enforcement and public safety personnel to train together in the classroom. The original course material was developed and taught for many years at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Through years of research and development, the curriculum was specifically tailored to meet the challenges and needs of the law enforcement community.

The course focus is the systematic development of leaders at all levels of an organization - the concept of "every officer is a leader." Besides teaching people how to lead individuals, the PLWM course coaches people on how to lead groups, organizations, and efforts toward change. The PLWM course attendees study these dynamics to become adept at making groups cohesive and better able to reach organizational goals. This knowledge acquired by participants about themselves and others has enhanced relationships both on and off the job, making a profound, life-changing impact on many course graduates. In the 21st century, police organizations can no longer rely on an individual or small group of leaders.

This three-week course emphasizes applied learning and utilizes small group case studies, videos, role playing, and class exercises to reinforce learning. Students are taught leader strategies for use in dealing with practical work place challenges. The course teaches participants the behavioral science theories to better understand how to lead individuals, groups, change, and organizations. Participants are challenged to use the theories and strategies taught to increase the motivation, satisfaction, and performance within their organization and to support organizational change.

Who Should Attend:


  • None

Continuing Education Hours:

  • 84 hours of Interpersonal Perspectives
  • 18 hours of Technical Skills
  • 16 hours of Skill Development
  • 2 hours of Legal Studies

Mineral Area College Credit:

  • None
  • Lieutenant Joey Day
  • 573-751-9939
For questions concerning enrollment:
  • Jeanette Ford
  • 573-751-3626 or jean

Application For Training