The Law Enforcement Training Academy



(L to R) Chief Henry Manuel, Instructor Dean Bearden

Dean Bearden
I am 45 years of age and am married to my lovely wife Tina. We have four children, 29, 25, 22 and 4 (yes, 4). I have been in law enforcement for 23 years. The last seven years I've served as Chief of Police at Northeast Ms. Community College in Booneville. Education is the key to training good police officers, so I am excited about the opportunity to help make our Law Enforcement Training Academy the best in the state!

Instructor's Quarters
The instructor's quarters include a queen bed, full bath with tub, closets, flat screen tv, iron, ironing board, and wireless.


Diane Cook
Diane Smith Cook has been employed by Mississippi Delta Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy since 2001.  Ms. Cook is responsible for processing all Basic Cadet and Refresher applications as set forth by MDCC and Mississippi Peace Officers' Standards and Training.

Mississippi Delta Community College is proud to host law enforcement training for the officers of the great state of Mississippi. Our Law Enforcement Training Academy, more commonly known as LETA, is accelerating by leaps and bounds. In an effort to produce more efficient and safety conscious officers, we offer our cadets a twelve-week training regimen including physical fitness examinations, firearms certification and classroom training.

In addition to the mandatory twelve-week training course, LETA also offers advanced training to police officers.

Forms & Documents

Refresher Application

2015 Training Schedule
2015 Advanced Training Classes
Gear List for Basic Training
BLEOST Professional Certification Policy and Procedures Manual

Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Course
Field Training Officer Course
Handgun - Shotgun Instructor Development Course
Law Enforcement Instructor Development Course
Basic Tactical Medical Course

The Mississippi Delta Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy (MDCC LETA) is a Class I State Academy accredited by the Mississippi Board on Law Enforcement Officers' Standards and Training to offer all levels of training to law enforcement officers from the Delta region of Mississippi and from across the state. Training at the academy began in August 1998. The MDCC LETA provides areas of training in the Basic Law Enforcement curriculum, advanced training, Refresher Course, and in-service training. The academy is located on the campus of Mississippi Delta Community College, Highway 3, Moorhead, Mississippi.

Age requirements: 21 years of age before certification or a person can be Law Enforcement Emancipated in order to attend.

Admission requirements: High school transcript or GED transcript. IF the applicant has 12 or more college ACADEMIC hours then only the college transcripts are needed for admission to the LETA.

For an application you can either print from here, but print all the pages. Or you can call Ms. Cook at 662. 246.6436.