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Law Enforcement Academy enrolling for fall 2015

Law Enforcement Academy enrolling for fall 2015

Tue May 12, 2015

The Brazosport College Law Enforcement Academy is recruiting for enrollment in its fall 2015 Basic Peace Officer Certification courses.

The Basic Peace Officer Certification course begins on August 17 at Brazosport College. Application packets for the Law Enforcement Academy will be available at the Brazosport College Library beginning June 1 and must be returned to Teresa LeBlanc-Collins, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice.

Prospective students must go through the application process before registering for the academy.

Two certification courses will be offered, including a day academy and a night academy. The day course begins August 17 and runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, while the night class, which starts August 24, 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.