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 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.




*Due to the COVID-19 virus the application process will be done by appointment only.  We appreciate your patience as we try accommodate everyone during this time.*

*As of April 1, we will not accept more than 20-24 students in our Basic Peace Officer Course until further notice.*

*As of April 1, we will not accept more than 10 students in our Basic Jailer Course or Basic Telecommunications Course until further notice.

*Effectively immediately, we will no longer accept walk-in appointments for ANY reason. Everyone must make an appointment to come into our office.


Full-time Basic Peace Officer Academy:

Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., 23 weeks, 720 hours.

  • Next full-time Police Academy
    • The day-time police academy is underway now through December 2020
    • The application period for the next course is now CLOSED
    • You must make an appointment to turn in paperwork
    • The next full-time Police Academy will be January 2021
    • Registration for the July 2020 course is now closed
      • The day academy is reserved primarily for agency-sponsored students. Any slots not taken by a law enforcement agency will be made available to self-sponsored students.     
        • Agency personnel must contact our department for the required paperwork.

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.

  • 2020 Extended Basic Peace Officer Academy course is underway now through December 2020.
      • The application period is now CLOSED!

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