|General Information & Preparation|
The Kansas City Missouri Regional Police Academy serves metropolitan area law enforcement agencies. While the Regional Police Academy is not a residential academy, life at the Academy entails long and difficult days. The Entrant Officer generally begins the day at 0700 hours and ends the day at 1600 hours.
Entrant Officers must be flexible in their schedule as training opportunities often change with short notice and a variety of training may take place during non-traditional hours. Before making application the applicant should ask themselves if they have the drive, dedication and physical ability for success. If the Applicant is not participating in a physical fitness regiment prior to their appointment to the Academy, they will find themselves far behind the minimal goals of the Academy fitness program. To enhance learning and the ability to transfer the learning to the field, the Academy is based on Adult Learning/Reality Based instruction, while Order and Discipline still remain as foundations for building character, self worth, integrity and team work. Entrant Officers sponsored by their departments are expected to meet established goals and objectives, while following direction.
The Entrant Officer is paid while attending the Academy and generally all equipment and gear is provided. An intensive academic venue is followed in accordance with Missouri P.O.S.T. standards as well as additional areas of instruction. Missouri P.O.S.T. rules are strictly adhered to and each block of instruction is consistently tested to ensure Entrant Officer comprehension and application. Entrant officers are expected to perform well during the entire training process. Currently, Academy time consists 28 to 30 weeks of instruction. Multiple Observed Performances along with a Practical Integrated Exercise take place each quarter to evaluate the Entrant Officers achievements. Prior to receiving approval to take the Missouri Peace Officers Licensing Examination to receive their certification as a Peace Officer in the State of Missouri, the Entrant Officer must pass one week of Situational Training, and receive approval by the Director. Entrant Officers are also encouraged during their time at the academy to participate in a charitable project or event such as adopting a family or attending a run to benefit a cause. This is done on the Entrant Officers own time away from instructional hours. Class unity, teamwork and community spirit are emphasized.
Preparing for the Academy
Prior to arriving at the Regional Police Academy as an Entrant Officer, the staff of the Basic Training Section have made months of preparations to receive you. While this is an exciting time in the life of the Entrant Officer, the first few weeks can be hectic and fast paced.
Proper preparation will assist you in your future success in the program. Below are instructions on a variety of items that can impact the move into a structured learning environment.
CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program and it is the physical training program of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. The Kansas City Missouri Police Department is proud to be one of only a few nationally recognized non-profit CrossFit Law Enforcement Affiliates. Police Academy recruits' physical training will apply CrossFit's foundations and principles. Potential Police Academy recruits are encouraged to become familiar with CrossFit's foundations and principles prior to the start of the Academy by visiting CrossFit's website at www.crossfit.com.
One's level of physical fitness is directly related to their ability to function successfully as a police officer. Potential Police Academy recruits are encouraged to begin preparing themselves to meet the physical demands of the Police Academy and of being a police officer. The following is a sample two week workout that you can do at home with limited space and no required equipment. This program can be repeated as often as desired.
|Day 1||3 Rounds for Time: 10 push-ups, 20 sit-ups, 30 Squats|
|Day 2||Tabata Intervels: chair dip, sit-ups, squats|
|Day 3||5 Rounds for Time: 10 lunge hops, 15 push-ups|
|Day 5||3 Rounds for Time: Run 400 m, 50 squats|
|Day 6||For Time: 100 push-ups|
|Day 7||4 Rounds for Time: 15 lunge hops, 25 squats|
|Day 9||3 Rounds for Time: jump rope 1 min., 10 burpees, jump rope 1 min., 10 sit-ups, jump rope 1 min. 10 squats|
|Day 10||3 Rounds for Time: 20 tuck jumps, 30 torso twists|
|Day 11||For Time: 100 squats|
|Day 13||5 Rounds for Time: 20 burpees, 15 lunge hops, 10 sit-ups|
|Day 14||Run 3 Miles|
|Day 15||Tabata Intervels: burpees, squats, chair dips, sit-ups|
* For a detailed description of these exercises, visit www.crossfit.com and click on the icon in the navigation bar that reads "Exercises and Demos".
* Use a stopwatch for workouts that are completed for time. The workout should be completed as quickly as possible with little or no rest between rounds/sets. Record your times to compare with future workouts and note improvements.
* A tabata interval is 8 rounds of 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest.
* Workouts should be done with emphasis placed on form, technique, and range of motion. Mechanics and consistency should be emphasized over intensity.
Generally the training session for each class will commence on a Monday. However, if a holiday falls on that day, the beginning day for the class will move to Tuesday. Kansas City Missouri Police Officer Candidates will report on the first day of the training session as instructed by the Human Resources Department for processing. Regional Agencies will follow their agencies directions for the first scheduled day. Upon arriving at the Regional Police Academy, Entrant Officers will park in the designated parking area located on the EAST side of the main building. Access into the building by Entrant Officers during their entire training session will be through the East First Floor doors unless otherwise directed by staff.
Dress of the day for all Entrant Officers will be business attire (males: Dress Shirt, Tie, Slacks) (Females: Dress Shirt and Slacks) until the entire class is uniform ready.
Absolutely no denim clothing of any kind!
While the majority of equipment and uniforms are supplied to the entrant officer, there are items that are needed and not provided. These items will be discussed during the first day of training.
- 2 to 3 - 3 ring binders
- BLACK Ball point pens
- Large Gym Bag
- Combination Padlock (No Key Locks Allowed)
- Running Shoes
- Athletic Socks
- Personal Hygiene products
- Department approved boots-black leather, plain toed, polishable and black socks.
Physical Training - Defensive Tactics Gear
- Wrestling Shoes
- Mouth Piece (if desired)
- Dark Blue Gloves
- Dark Blue Stocking Cap (no printing or logos)
- Rash Guard (Under Armour) if desired
- Athletic Supporter & Cup (if desired)
- White Socks free of colored stripes or print. (no logos)
- 1 Quart (32 oz.) Plastic Water Bottle with Name and Serial # clearly printed on it.