BC Law Enforcement Academy enrolling for fall 2016

BC Law Enforcement Academy enrolling for fall 2016

Thu Jun 9, 2016

The Brazosport College Law Enforcement Academy is recruiting for enrollment in its fall 2016 Basic Peace Officer Certification courses.

The Basic Peace Officer Certification course begins on Aug. 22 at Brazosport College. Application packets for the Law Enforcement Academy are currently available at the Brazosport College Library and must be returned to Teresa LeBlanc-Collins, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice.

Prospective students must be accepted to Brazosport College prior to going through the application process and registering for the academy.

Two certification courses will be offered, including a day academy and a night academy. The day course begins Aug. 22 and runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, while the night class, which starts Aug. 29, is 6 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Successful applicants will participate in more than 600 hours of training in various subjects such as criminal law, firearms and arrest tactics, as well as emergency driving, traffic enforcement and criminal investigation.  

Applicants must undergo a recruiting process, including a criminal history check and psychological evaluation. Upon successful completion of the training course, candidates will become eligible to sit for the state licensing exam. A passing score of 70 or above on the state licensing exam will make the candidate eligible for employment in the state of Texas as a police officer, deputy sheriff, constable and other law enforcement capacities.  

For more information, contact Teresa LeBlanc-Collins at (979) 230-3442.