The Central Texas College Police Academy (License Number: 511261) is designed to prepare the student to pass the basic peace officer licensing exam given by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Once a cadet successfully completes the academy, they will take the TCOLE Peace Officer Licensing Exam at the CTC testing center.

The Police Academy consists of:

  • 33-plus topics ranging from three to 68 hours in length.
  • Approximately one-third of the class is devoted to developing the physical skills required to become a peace officer.

The cadet has the opportunity to attend the Police Academy for college credits. Upon successful completion, the cadet can earn 23 college credit hours and a certificate of completion. These hours can be applied to the CTC Associate of Applied Science degree in Protective Service: Texas Peace Officer.

All cadets must be able to perform strenuous physical activities, as this is a requirement of the academy.

POLICE ACADEMY 2017 CALENDAR

POLICE ACADEMY 2018 CALENDAR

Full-time Basic Peace Officer Academy: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., 19 weeks, 720 hours.

  • Next full-time Police Academy
    • The next day-time police academy will begin January 16, 2018. We are currently accepting applications until December 30, 2017:
      • January 16, 2018 - May 31, 2018
      • PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO DROP OFF YOUR ACADEMY APPLICATION PACKET!  
        • Contact to drop off packets:
          • Chrissa Link: clink@ctcd.edu
          • Patrick Boone: patrick.boone@ctcd.edu
          • Cliff Osborne: cosborne@ctcd.edu

The Extended Basic Peace Officer Academy (non-sponsored): Monday through Thursday, 6 – 10 p.m. and every other Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • 2018 Extended Basic Peace Officer Academy is January 16 - October 2018
    • The application process for this police academy is now open until December 30, 2017.
      • PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO DROP OFF YOUR ACADEMY APPLICATION PACKET!  
        • Contact to drop off packets:
          • Chrissa Link: clink@ctcd.edu
          • Patrick Boone: patrick.boone@ctcd.edu
          • Cliff Osborne: cosborne@ctcd.edu
  • This course runs five, eight-week semesters.
  • Next Extended Basic Peace Officer Academy starts January 2019

Police Academy Application Packet