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Public Safety Cadets 

National Leadership Academy




July 24-30, 2022

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

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This summer, 32 selected Public Safety Cadets will have the unique opportunity to participate in the second Public Safety Cadets National Leadership Academy.  Participants will be housed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.


The applicant must be a currently registered participant in good standing with Public Safety Cadets.  Cadets must complete the application, secure the necessary approvals, and submit the application along with a statement of “What a Career in Law Enforcement Means to Me” in no fewer than 500 words. 


Each registered Public Safety Cadets Unit may nominate one Cadet of their choosing to the National Academy.  Additional Cadets may apply and will be competitively selected until the Academy reaches capacity. All applications must be received no later than June 17, 2022

Each application will be reviewed by a selection process using law enforcement executives composed of members of the Public Safety Cadets National Committee – Law Enforcement Sector, in partnership with the U.S. Army Military Police School, and the applicant will be notified by June 24, 2022, or earlier.


The Academy will consist of interactive workshops, dynamic lectures, high intensity exposure to U.S. Army Military Police training and operations, and physical fitness.  Lessons taught throughout the week will provide context to critical leadership evaluation processes for training and law enforcement operations addressing successes and failures of leadership in law enforcement.  


Cadets will report to St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) on July 24, for transportation to Fort Leonard Wood. The academy will begin with a group meeting on Sunday evening July 24.  The instructional portion will conclude on the afternoon of July 29. Cadets will be transported to St. Louis Lambert International Airport on the morning of July 30.


Participants will be required to arrange transportation to and from St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL).  A $295.00 administration fee is required (DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY WITH APPLICATION).  Some limited Scholarships are available for Cadets who cannot afford the administration fee (see certification portion on application).  Cadets arriving early or staying late will be responsible for early/late costs and any lodging and meals outside of the Academy.  Spending money and uniform costs are the participant’s responsibility.  Roundtrip transportation from STL to Fort Leonard Wood as well as meals are included from the evening of July 24 through the evening of July 29. Lodging will be provided by the Military Police from July 24-30. 


          Public Safety Cadets will provide shirts and hats for the Academy.

          Each Cadet is responsible for the following: one unit dress uniform.  Khaki colored trousers/BDU pants. 

              Khaki colored BDU style shorts.  Physical training clothing: running shoes, white socks, t-shirts and

          shorts. Additional information will be provided to selected Cadets.


The completed application form with the appropriate certifications must be RECEIVED, via email at no later than June 17, 2022.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  Application form is available in the PSC online Resource Center at www.  

We are cognizant of the late notice and tight deadline. COVID restrictions in government facilities are dynamic. We are pleased to have the opportunity to offer the Academy in 2022. 

(click to download application)


On Saturday, May 23rd, the La Plata, MD Public Safety Cadet Unit 1888 hosted a Historical Law Enforcement Memorabilia Show at the local Rescue Squad. Active and retired law enforcement and fire-rescue officers and the public from surrounding states participated in the event to share collections and historical information from days past. The Cadets set up an information table and PSC patch collage while handing out brochures, pins and koozies. The Cadets were joined by La Plata Police Chief Carl Schinner, Lead Mentor Sergeant Jason Posey, Mentor Tyjon Johnson, and PSC Director Kent Jefferies.
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