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Interested in Attending a Police Academy?



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(photos courtesy MSA)


The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is working with the Missouri Sheriff's Association (MSA) to potentially start a second law enforcement academy class here in Chillicothe.  This would be a part time academy consisting of evening classes and some daytime weekend training.  The academy would potentially begin in January and graduate November 2023.

This is a preliminary step in exploring if we have at least 15 people interested in attending.  The academy costs around $5,000 plus any expenses for ammunition and clothing.

If you are interested in attending this, please email Sheriff Steve Cox or Chief Deputy Michael Claypole at or or call us at 660-646-0515.

This is a great opportunity to obtain your peace officer license and keep your current job.  Law Enforcement is a very rewarding career and sworn officers are in strong demand across the State of Missouri. 

To attend you must be a legal U.S. citizen, free of felony conviction, be at least 21 years old at completion of academy, and not a drug user to possess a firearm.  Other restrictions may apply as determined by POST and MSA.

We want to hear from you!  Thank you.


Sheriff Steve Cox