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 January 14, 2019.
    • Applications are now available through our office.
      • The day academy is reserved for AGENCY-SPONSORED students, as of November 5 this academy is FULL.   
        • Agency personnel must contact our department for the required paperwork.
      • SELF-SPONSORED students will not be able to get into this class due to the overwhelming number of sponsored students.  

Part-time Basic Peace Officer Academy (Night and weekends):

The evening 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.

  • 2019 Extended Basic Peace Officer Academy is slated to begin in March 19 through December 19.
    • Applications will be made available the week of January 14th, 2019.

For further details please feel free to contact:

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