Mrs. Nikki Stephenson, Training Coordinator, started with the Eastern Missouri Police Academy in 2012. Coordinator Stephenson served seven years in the United States Air Force as a Security Forces Staff Sergeant, a Combat Weapons Instructor and Unit Manager. She has served overseas for both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom missions. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Webster University, and is pursuing her Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University. Coordinator Stephenson schedules all instructors for recruit training; maintains all files for recruit officers and continuing education, and coordinates documents with the Missouri Peace Officers Standards in Training (POST). Mrs. Stephenson also started Behind the Badge for the O’Fallon Police Department, an organization for officers and their families.