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Law Enforcement Academy

APPLICATION PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE THE WEEK OF JUNE 6 FOR THE FALL ACADEMIES.
A comprehensive Basic Peace Officer Licensure Certificate Program designed to prepare the student for employment as a police officer in the state of Texas. The information covered will provide foundation knowledge necessary to be a successful peace officer in a citizen-responsive, community-based environment. Successful completion of the certificate will allow the candidate to sit for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) Basic Peace Officer licensing exam.
An information packet and application will be available at the Division of Social Sciences and Business (Room B-245) or in the College Library about six weeks before the beginning of each new class. Two formats for completion of the 20 credit hour (640 class hours) program are offered to students: a one semester day time academy or a two semester evening academy.
The focus of a degree in criminal justice is different from the peace officer skills learned through the academy and the academy credit is not applicable to the degree requirements of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice.
 
CJLE1506 Basic Peace Officer I. CIP 4301070024
Basic preparation for a new peace officer. Introduction to fitness and wellness, history of policing, professionalism and ethics, United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, Criminal Justice System, Texas Penal Code, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, civil process, and stress management. Should be taken in conjunction with Basic Peace Officer II, III, and IV to satisfy the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE) approved Basic Peace Officer Training Academy. (5 SCH, 3 lecture, 7 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
CJLE1512 Basic Peace Officer II. CIP 4301070024
Basic preparation for a new peace officer. Covers field note taking, report writing, “use of force” law and concepts, problem solving, multiculturalism, professional policing approaches, patrol procedures, victims of crime, family violence, MHMR, crowd management, HAZMAT, and criminal investigation. Should be taken in conjunction with Basic Peace Officer I, III, and IV to satisfy the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE) approved Basic Peace Officer Training Academy. (5 SCH, 3 lecture, 7 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
CJLE1518 Basic Peace Officer III. CIP 4301070024
Basic preparation for a new peace officer. Covers laws pertaining to controlled substances, crowd management, personal property, and crime scene investigation. Should be taken in conjunction with Basic Peace Officer I, II, and IV to satisfy the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE) approved Basic Peace Officer Training Academy. (5 SCH, 3 lecture, 7 lab)
Prerequisite: None.
 
CJLE1524 Basic Peace Officer IV. CIP 4301070024
Basic preparation for a new peace officer. Covers laws directly related to police field work. Topics include Texas Transportation Code, intoxicated driver, Texas Penal Code, elements of crimes, Texas Family Code, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, and civil liability. Requires the demonstration and practice of the skills of a police officer including patrol, driving, traffic stop skills, use of force, mechanics of arrest, firearm safety, and emergency medical care. Also includes study of the techniques and procedures used by police officers on patrol. Includes controlled substance identification, handling abnormal persons, traffic collision investigation, note taking and report writing, vehicle operation, traffic direction, crowd control, and jail operations. Should be taken in conjunction with Basic Peace Officer I, II, III to satisfy the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE) approved Basic Peace Officer Training Academy. (5 SCH, 3 lecture, 7 lab)
Prerequisite: None.