Basic Peace Officer Academy
TSTC offers an 818-hour Basic Peace Officer Training, in conjunction with the Lower Rio Grande Development Council (LRGVDC) Regional Police Academy. Upon successful completion of the Basic Peace Officer Training, the cadet is eligible to take the state required Peace Officer licensing exam that is taken on-line at TSTC. Please call 956.364.4552 or 956.364.4551 for information on the next academy start date, training information, tuition, entrance exam schedule and other program fees.
Entrance exam is required. Minimum: 21 years old.
The Academy requires a minimum of ten (10) paid participants for each class with the exception of instructor courses. For instructor courses (Basic Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Advance Instructor, etc.), the Academy requires a minimum of six (6) paid participants. The cost to evaluate a course to see if the course meets the requirements for TCLEOSE credit is $25 per course.
Note: Legislative courses have a specific fee schedule, please reference course descriptions for the fees associated with these courses.