Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer Troop H, St Joseph, announces the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting a Community Alliance Program at the Troop H Headquarters beginning Tuesday, September 18, and concluding with an awards banquet on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The mission of the Community Alliance Program is to provide personal interaction between area citizens and the Patrol. The program is designed to allow the public to learn more about the Patrol’s purpose and role within the law enforcement community. The Highway Patrol is seeking responsible citizens, community leaders, students, and professional/business associates who are willing to commit to a program that provides a unique opportunity.


The classes will meet from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings at the Troop H Headquarters in St Joseph. Successful completion of the program will require attendance at each Tuesday evening session (one absence will be allowed with prior approval from the program coordinator). The curriculum will familiarize participants with many Patrol policies and procedures, utilizing teaching techniques similar to the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City. These sessions will cover traffic stops, firearms familiarization, marine operations, and many other aspects of the Patrol.


The Patrol is accepting applications for the Community Alliance Program through August 31, 2018. There is no cost to participate in the program. Selection of the 20 participants will be on a first come, first served basis and will be made following an evaluation of an application form and a criminal record check. Any parties interested in participating in the program can contact Sergeant Jake Angle at 816-387-2344 ext. 3847.