Date(s) July 5, 2021 - September 23, 2021 (480 hours)
*Cost subject to change on July 1, 2021, for new fiscal year
3791 Hwy 468 W
Pearl, MS 39208
MLEOTA’s Basic Law Enforcement Officer Training consists of a twelve (12) week course of instruction offered to new full-time, sworn officers of municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies.
According to the Mississippi Minimum Standards Training Act, the courses offered are a well-rounded program of instruction in practical police knowledge. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will have received training in a wide range of law enforcement programs. Each student will receive an opportunity to certify in many basic police skills such as firearms, defensive driving. Qualified staff members and associate instructors from local, state, and federal agencies teach classes in their areas of expertise. Students may receive college credit upon successful completion of the twelve (12) week basic training.
The curriculum is challenging; the purpose being to make each student aware of his or her individual abilities and to teach the student how to work with other officers to achieve specific training goals. MLEOTA stresses cleanliness, neat appearance, courtesy, cooperation, and responsible actions in a disciplined atmosphere. Dress codes in the applications are mailed for each designated school.
The applicant must begin preparing mentally for a challenging academic program consisting of seven weekly tests and a final exam. The applicants should prepare physically for a demanding physical conditioning and defensive tactics training program. History has shown that students who have poor reading and writing skills and students who are more than 20 pounds overweight have great difficulty in this program unless they begin early to prepare themselves. BLEOST requires basic students pass academics, driving, firearms, physical training, and defensive tactics.
Pre-Entry PT Test - (MLEOTA Gym) Officer must have application/physical in to MLEOTA to participate.
Application deadline - June 28, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Basic Class Begins - Monday, July 5, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Please mail these documents to:
3791 Hwy 468 W
Pearl, MS 39208
Attn: Barbara Loyd
If you cannot submit your application by the June 28, 2021 deadline and plan to bring it with you on the day of the test, you must fax a copy for prior approval to (601) 933-2200.
Officer(s) need to report to the Academy on Monday, July 5, 2021 by 3:00 p.m. IN THE GYM be prepared to do the Pre-entrance P.T. exam. OFFICERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING IN THEIR OWN PERSONAL P.T. GEAR. THE ACADEMY WILL NOT PROVIDE P.T. GEAR FOR THE TEST ON THAT FIRST DAY.
For cancellations, please email Barbara Loyd at BLoyd@dps.ms.gov or call (601) 933-2101.
Please be sure of the following: (return as soon as possible)
- Return original and 1 copy of the application (pages 1-11) – no lab reports or extra medical forms
- Return 2 copies of proof of high school education & Criminal History NCIC report
- Return Authorization for Treatment Form
- Make sure Application and Medical Forms are completed in full
- Make sure results of EKG are included
- Photo of officer
- Copies of CPR and First Aid Cards – send with application