(L to R) Brent Swan, Chief Henry Manuel, and 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!
I have 18 years experience in law enforcement and look forward to training cadets at MDCC's Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA). My experience includes being a Certified Law Enforcement Officer, a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and most recently completed a 17 month tour training U.S. troops law enforcement tactics, techniques, and procedures in Afghanistan. I am excited to be part of the team at MDCC and look forward to using my experience to develop LETA cadets into professional law enforcement officers.
The instructor's quarters include a queen bed, full bath with tub, closets, flat screen tv, iron, ironing board, and wireless.
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.
In addition to the mandatory twelve-week training course, LETA also offers advanced training to police officers.
Forms & Documents
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.