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

  • 42-plus topics ranging from one to 74 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 24 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.




*Currently, we are only accepting 25-30 students in our Basic Peace Officer Course until further notice.*


*Please contact our office to schedule an appointment.


Full-time Basic Peace Officer Academy:

Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., 23 weeks, 696 hours of TCOLE mandated hours, plus additional hours for ASP, OC and Physical Training.

  • Current full-time Police Academy
    • The current day time Police Academy course is currently underway
  • You must make an appointment to turn in paperwork
    • The day academy is reserved primarily for agency-sent students. Any slots not taken by a law enforcement agency will be made available to independent students.     
      • Agency personnel must contact our department for the required paperwork.
  • The 2022 Basic Peace Officer Academy starting on January 24, 2022 is now accepting applications.  

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.

  • The 2022 Extended Basic Peace Officer Academy will begin January 31, 2022
      • The application period is now Open!

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