STEP Prospective Student


Provide all information requested on the attached Admission Application.  An application with unanswered questions will not be considered.  The Statement of Nomination is to be completed by the Chief Executive Officer of your agency or an upper-command staff member.  Statement of Nominations must be received before an application will be considered.

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STEP is intended for sworn police or sheriff first line supervisors who are newly promoted or about to be promoted and employed full-time as a law enforcement officer.

Applications are accepted on a first to apply, first to be considered basis. 

Admission preference will be given to persons:

Recently promoted sergeants and/or first line supervisors, [i.e. within one year]

Prospective sergeants with the promotion date set[ in the coming twelve months]

Sergeants who have been in the position [for greater than a year]

Non-sworn staff who were recently promoted [i.e. within one year]

Non-sworn staff with a promotion date set [within the coming twelve months]

Non-sworn staff who have been in the supervisory position [for greater than a year]

Interested officers with no promotion date noted, but have supervisor’s recommendation accompanied by a sign off by the chief Note: Interested officers will need to have a supervisor’s recommendation with a sign off by the chief to even be considered.

The STEP application document will be revised to state the above priority ranking for accepting applications.
Note: if a lower ranking application is placed on hold, it will be approved, if 45 days prior to the start of class, there are still openings.


Spring 2024
Week 1:  March 11-15, 2024

Week 2:  April 15-19, 2024
Week 3:  May 20-22, 2024

Fall 2024
Week 1:  September 9-13, 2024

Week 2:  October 7-11, 2024
Week 3:  November 4-6, 2024

Spring 2025

Week 1:  March 17-21, 2025
Week 2:  April 7-11, 2025
Week 3:  May 12-14, 2025

Fall 2025

Week 1:  September 8-12, 2025
Week 2:  October 13-17, 2025
Week 3:  November 5-7, 2025


Spring 2026

Week 1:  March 13-17, 2026
Week 2:  April 18-22, 2026
Week 3:  May 15-17, 2026

Fall 2026

Week 1:  September 14-18, 2026
Week 2:  October 19-23, 2026
Week 3:  November 16-18, 2026



College credit is available through Franklin University. Please contact us for more information. 

Contact Us:

Program Director, Mallory Murphy,
Program Coordinator, Renea Collins,
Or Call: 614-761-9479