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The Missouri Safety Center provides the benefits of combining academic and professional programs with a training center, creating a hybrid unit dedicated to the safety and welfare of all citizens.

We draw together the expertise of organizations and professionals in a common effort to reduce deaths and injuries through education and awareness through our conferences, instruction, publications, research, and other services.

Located on the campus of the University of Central Missouri (UCM), the Center is part of the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies.

The Center is staffed with professionals from a variety of safety related fields including transportation, education, public policy, law enforcement, and more. Partnerships are a key to the Center’s success and include federal, state, and local agencies, safety advocate groups, civic organizations, business, industry, and other professional organizations.


The Missouri Safety Center is proud to announce hitting a milestone. Since being established in 1967, and with the addition of all the good work we have done for the past 50 years, the MSC’s total number of customers/students served since being established is more than 2 million!

Missouri Safety Center Divisions

Transportation Safety

Driver Safety Education:
Utilizing the Center’s 14 acre Highway Safety Instructional Park including:
  • Beginner to advanced training for automobile drivers
  • School bus drivers
  • Commercial drivers
  • Beginner to advanced training for motorcyclists
  • Specialty vehicles including Dirtbikes and ATVs

Law Enforcement & Public Safety

Institute for Public Safety (IPS):

Established in July of 2011 to meet the service and training needs of Missouri’s public safety professionals, including law enforcement, corrections, firefighters, emergency medical services, and other public and corporate safety and security professions.  New courses are added regularly to fulfill Missouri POST obligations and other training requirements.

Central Missouri Police Academy (CMPA):

A 600-Hour POST Licensed Training Center law enforcement academy developing well trained, competent graduates seeking a career in law enforcement through full-time and part-time classroom options.

Office of Highway and Traffic Safety Partnership:

The Center serves as a partner to the Highway and Traffic Safety Division of the Missouri Department of Transportation involved in a variety of traffic safety-related initiatives. With federal flow-through grant funds, averaging $1.6 million annually and a state trust fund, the Missouri Safety Center administers the following programs:

  • Breath Alcohol Instrument Training and Testing Laboratory
  • Occupant Protection and Alcohol Enforcement Grants
  • Law Enforcement Liaison Programs
  • Driver Improvement Program
  • Drug Recognition Expert and Standard Field Sobriety Testing State Coordination
  • Ignition Interlock Device Program
  • Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program
  • Observational Seat Belt Usage Surveys

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