The Brazosport College Law Enforcement Academy is about to start recruiting for enrollment in fall 2014 Basic Peace Officer Certification courses.
Applications will be available beginning June 2 and must be returned no later than August 7. The Basic Peace Officer Certification courses begin in August, along with the regular fall semester, at Brazosport College. Two certification courses will be offered, including a day academy and a night academy. The day course will be one semester from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and begins August 18. The night course, which starts August 25 and is two semesters, will be 6 p.m. 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.
Interested parties may receive an application package at the college library. Applications also can be obtained at www.brazosport.edu. Choose the "Programs & Courses" tab and click on "Law Enforcement Academy" under the "Workforce/Trades" section.
For more information, contact Teresa LeBlanc at (979) 230-3442.