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.



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 June 18th, 2018. 
    • Applications are now available!  They are due NLT May 25th, 2018 by 12 noon.
      • Application Packet Link
        • Once you have everything completed and all required paperwork, you must make an appointment with Chrissa Link ( in order to turn in your paperwork.
        • Incomplete paperwork will not reserve you a spot in the upcoming class.

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
  • This course runs five, eight-week semesters.
    • Next Extended Basic Peace Officer Academy starts January 2019

For further details please feel free to contact:

  • Patrick Boone:
  • Cliff Osborne:
  • Chrissa Link: