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Clinton Sinclair

Attorney - Legal Instructor

Clinton Sinclair is an active law enforcement officer with 14 years of experience with his agency. During his time with his agency, he has served in many capacities to include Field Training Officer, DWI Officer, SFST Instructor, Drug Recognition Expert, Firearms Instructor, Defense Tactics Instructor, Taser Instructor, Community Outreach Supervisor, and most recently as the Commander of his department’s Special Investigation and Special Operations Divisions which includes the Vice, Narcotics, and Organized Crime Unit, Street Crimes Unit, Drone Program, Regional Bomb Squad Commander, SWAT Commander, and Crisis Negotiation Team Commander. His current role as Lieutenant overseeing the Professional Standards Bureau includes the Training Unit, Internal Affairs, Recruiting and Hiring, and Policy and Accreditation.

Clinton serves as an adjunct instructor at the regional police training academy where he has taught Constitutional Law, Crime Scene Processing, DWI, Courtroom Testimony and Crime Prevention and Community Policing for which he is the state recognized subject matter expert writing statewide curriculum for police academies. Clinton is also actively involved in teaching for the state’s Crisis Intervention Team Council on topics related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Clinton received his law degree from the University of Missouri- Columbia School of Law and serves as a JAG Officer in the Army National Guard.

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Joplin Police Training Facility
06/25/2024

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06/26/2024

Emerging Legal Trends
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Cost: $189

Bulletproof Courtroom Testimony
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Cost: $189

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Experience

COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT |COLUMBIA,MO (2009 – Present)

POLICE LIEUTENANT JULY 2021- PRESENT

  • Serve as Watch Commander for all law enforcement activities within jurisdiction
  • Consult and advise Chief of Police as member of Command Staff
  • Supervise Sergeants and Officers in day-to-day operations of division
  • Create and teach law enforcement trainings department-wide on various topics
  • Command SWAT Team during high liability, dangerous operations
  • Advise department on legal issues regarding police practices
  • Produce policy and procedures related to department accreditation

 

POLICE SERGEANT MAY 2017-JULY 2021

  • Supervised police officers in day-to-day operations
  • Prioritized calls for service and allocate available resources
  • Ensured adherence to policy, procedures, and legal standards related to enforcement of laws
  • Reviewed officer use of force and investigate complaints against officers
  • Assist Accreditation Manager with policy writing, annual analyses, and creation of CALEA compliant reports
  • Served as Field Training Program Supervisor and Training Supervisor
  • Supervised Community Outreach and Community Policing implementation department wide focusing on detailed mission, goals, and community policing plan
  • Presented information to government officials, community groups, and other interested parties

 

POLICE OFFICER MAY 2010- MAY 2017

  • Responsible for detection, prevention, and enforcement of State and Municipal code violations
  • Trained to remain calm while performing daily tasks in high-stress and dangerous environments
    including the apprehension of criminal law violators
  • Resolved sensitive situations with tact, diplomacy, and high attention to detail
  • Served as Field Training Officer training newly selected recruit officers
  • Served department and community as LGBTQ Liaison

 

POLICE OFFICER MAY 2010- MAY 2017

  •  Responded to vehicle crashes and other minor offenses (semi-sworn position)
  •  Served as booking officer for patrol division to intake and process arrestees

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING INSTITUTE | COLUMBIA, MO

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR JANUARY 2019- PRESENT

  • Instruct police academy students in topics of: Constitutional Law, Crime Scene Processing and
    Evidence Collection, Crime Prevention and Community Policing, Courtroom Testimony

 

COLUMBIA POLICE FOUNDATION |COLUMBIA, MO

BOARD MEMBER AND PAST PRESIDENT JULY 2012- PRESENT

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan
  • Assist with project planning for all organizational activities
  • Facilitate discussion and assessment surrounding the needs of the Columbia Police Department
  • Assist Columbia Police Department with better serving the community
  • Develop fundraising tools to assist in furthering the organization’s goals

COLUMBIA POLICE OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION |COLUMBIA, MO

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE JANUARY 2012-JANUARY 2014

  • Maintained Association’s financial records
  • Prepared and executed a balanced organizational budget
  • Represented 150+ members of Association at community and governmental events and meetings

 

Education

  • DECEMBER 2021
    UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA, SCHOOL OF LAW
    JURIS DOCTORATE
  • MAY 2008
    COLUMBIA COLLEGE, COLUMBIA, MO
    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION
  • Tucson, AZ 2007
    University of Arizona
    B.A. English, B.A. Creative Writing; Spanish Minor

 

Community Involvement

COYOTE HILL
FOSTER PARENT

SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF MISSOURI
BOARD MEMBER- POLAR PLUNGE
FUNDRAISER- LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN

BOONE COUNTY COMMUNITY AGAINST VIOLENCE
BOARD MEMBER

 

Certifications*

  • Class A Peace Officer’s License, State of Missouri POST
  • Missouri Bar #74363
  • Generalist Instructor, State of Missouri POST
  • Subject Matter Expert, Crime Prevention and Community Policing, State of Missouri
  • Firearms Instructor- 3 Gun
  • Defense Tactics Instructor
  • Taser Operator
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Crisis Negotiation
  • Patrol Rifle Operator

*Complete training record available upon request

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