Minot Peace Officer Academy starts in January

Minot-area law enforcement agencies and Devils Lake, ND – based Lake Region State College are partnering to offer the LRSC Peace Officer Training program in Minot.

Applications are still being accepted for the Lake Region State College Peace Officer Training Academy in Minot with classes starting January 15 and running through April 26.

The Peace Officer Training Program is a one-semester basic police academy that results in license eligibility for program graduates.  Graduates of the Peace Officer Training Program are immediately hirable by law enforcement agencies because the students have completed all necessary training to obtain a peace officer license in North Dakota.  The Peace Officer Program also works seamlessly with the Minot State University Criminal Justice program.

LRSC began training police officers in 1987.  Since that time, the college has produced more than 1,500 license-eligible graduates who have been hired by 116 different North Dakota law enforcement agencies.   Lake Region State College will continue offering summer academies in Fargo and Grand Forks, fall academy in Devils Lake, and spring academy in Minot. 

The program has an almost 100 percent employment rate for graduates who actively pursue positions as full-time police officers or deputy sheriffs in North Dakota.
Instructors for the program will include more than 40 law enforcement professionals from 16 law enforcement agencies, including members of police departments, sheriffs’ departments, the N.D. Highway Patrol, the N.D. Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the college’s faculty members. 

Those interested in attending the academy this fall should contact LRSC’s Peace Officer Training Program at (701) 662-1683 or 1-800-443-1313.