2019 Courses of Instruction


  • July 22-26, 2019

Prerequisite: Basic Law Enforcement Training

Course Description: The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control host this training at the Academy.  The program provides in-depth instruction in the process and techniques that apply to all aspects of criminal investigation.  Topics include crime scene investigation, developing witnesses, developing and handling evidence, investigative resources, legal aspects, interview and interrogations, and case management.

Course Instructors: Classes are instructed by numerous experts to include Sergeant Everett Babcock of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department; Randolph County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney Mike Fusselman; STAT (State Technical Assistance Team) Investigator John Pehle; Sergeant Jeff Owen of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Digital Forensics Investigative Unit; and Sergeant's Scott Mertens, Erik Eidson, Danielle Heil, and Scott Rawson of the Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control.

Who Should Attend: Recently assigned investigative officers and officers from smaller departments that require an officer to manage criminal investigations from beginning to end.  Patrol officers involved with, or interested in, criminal investigation should also attend.

Tuition/Registration Fees: Registration fees are due by the first day of class.  If fees are not paid in full prior to completion of class, certificates and continuing education hours will not be issued unless payment is received.


  • $450 - tuition, meals and lodging
  • $265 - tuition and meals

Continuing Education Hours:

  • 22 hours of Technical Studies
  • 4 hours of Interpersonal Perspectives
  • 3 hours of Legal Studies
  • 2 hours of Skill Development

Mineral Area College Credit:

  • 3 hours
  • Lieutenant Steve Wilhoit
  • steve.wilhoit@mshp.dps.mo.gov
For questions concerning enrollment:
  • Jeanette Ford
  • 573-751-3626 or jeanette.ford@mshp.dps.mo.gov

Application For Training