Drury class trains future law officers

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CHRIS RODEN CHRIS@LEBANONDAILY RECORD.COM

The need for qualified law enforcement personnel continues to grow, and Drury University is one entity trying to fill the need.

The 750-hour basic training academy meets Missouri’s minimum training requirement for Class A certification for peace officers.

Tony Bowers is Drury’s director of the law enforcement academy.

“It takes nine months, so it is a big commitment for them,” Bowers said.

“They’re away from home every evening, so that can be tough for them. I really admire their dedication,” Bowers said.

Andy McDowell, a retired Springfield officer, is the lead instructor. An important part of the training these future officers receive targets defensive tactics.

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