Applicants must meet TCOLE minimum requirements for licensing. See TCOLE Rule 217.1 for a complete list of minimum requirements at www.tcole.texas.gov
No Class B misdemeanor conviction in the past 10 years (waiver through the TCOLE commission required between five-year conviction date and 10-year anniversary) NOTE: No waiver will be granted by the CTC Police Academy.
No Class A misdemeanor convictions in the past 10 years (waiver required through the TCOLE commission and specific to agency who is sponsoring student) NOTE: No waiver will be granted by the CTC Police Academy.
No felony convictions.
No conviction of any family violence offense.
Possess a high school diploma, GED or home school diploma.
You must not be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle.
You must not be prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.
You must not have been discharged from military service under dishonorable or bad conduct conditions.
Police Academy Admission Requirements
All applicants to the CTC Police Academy must meet special admission requirements as established by the Central Texas College Protective Service Department. All applicants must be 21 years of age before completion of the 720-hour academy unless you meet the requirements to attend between the ages 18 to 21. See TCOLE rules for more information, www.tcole.texas.gov
Applicants must complete application packet from the Central Texas College Protective Service Department, the packet will be available prior to beginning of the academy via a link on the main academy page.
All applicants will have to take and pass the Physical Fitness test prior to being accepted into the academy. This test consists of rowing 2000 meters for time on a Concept II rowing machine. The required VO2 Max percentage to enter the academy is 25%. The required time to complete this test is based on the applicants age, weight and sex. See attached file in order to determine what time you have to complete this test.
The following documents are required with the application packet.
A copy of the applicants valid Texas (or other state) driver license.
Original certified copy of birth certificate or proof of U.S. citizenship.
A copy of Social Security card.
A copy of high school diploma, GED or home school diploma.
Official college transcript(s), if any.
Photo copy of college degree, if any.
A copy of current proof of automobile liability insurance.
*Due to the COVID-19 virus the application process will be done by appointment only. We appreciate your patience during this time as we try accommodate everyone during this time.*
*Starting April 1st until further notice we will not accept more than 20-24 students in our Basic Peace Officer Course.*
*Starting April 1st until further notice we will not accept more than 10 students in our Basic Jailer Course or Basic Telecommunications Course.
*Effectively immediately we will no longer be accepting walk-in appointments for ANY reason. Everyone must make an appointment to come into our office. If you do not have an appointment you will be turned away and be instructed to make an appointment with our office staff.
Full-time Basic Peace Officer Academy: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., 19 weeks, 720 hours.
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.
Fill out and submit electronically to Enrollment Management.
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