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Basic Peace Officer Academy

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 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 956.364.4507 for information on the next academy start date, training information, tuition, entrance exam schedule and other program fees.

Eligibility Requirements

Entrance exam is required. Minimum: 21 years old.



Meeting Times:                M/T/W/TH/F

                                      8:00 AM - 5:00 PM





Meeting Times:                  M/T/W/TH

                                       6:00 PM - 10:00 PM


                                       8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Tuition Schedule



Entrance Exam for BPOC



Basic Peace Officer Training     



In-service Course (except as noted below)


$30/8 hour of instruction

4 hours


8 hours


16 hours


24 hours


32 hours


40 hours



Specialty Courses                                               

$200 plus applicable range fee

Patrol Rifle Instructor Course



State Test Fee

$25 plus TSTC Testing Center Fee ($25)

Third-Party Vendor (courses sponsored by the Regional Police Academy and Training Center)


As stipulated by vendor


Hosting agency discount

Three (3) fee-free slots (no 3rd party vendor discounts unless specified by vendor)


Out-Side Vendor (courses not sponsored by the Regional Police Academy and Training Center)

$50 per course (the Academy will not issue certificates for these courses)


*Fees are subject to change based on market conditions.

*All fees must be paid in full on or before the first day of class.

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.

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