Basic Peace Officer Course – Night

TPA110 – 800.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

BPOC PicturePeace Officers play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of the public. The Central Texas Police Academy (CTPA) delivers a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) approved Basic Peace Officer course leading to Texas Peace Officer licensing. Participants receive classroom training designed to prepare each individual for the state licensing examination and engage in hands-on training to better acquaint them to the rigors of police work.

This course is 36 weeks in duration and meets Monday – Thursday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. CST and every other Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m CST.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Course #1000736 & 101.

Note: TEEX offers a Basic Police Officer TCOLE Practice Exam as a study aide to assist with preparations for the the State test.


There are two tracks for enrollment in the Basic Peace Officer Course:

  1. as a sponsored student
  2. as an independent student

As part of enrollment in the Basic Peace Officer course, all students must attend a Mandatory Orientation held at TEEX facilities. No exceptions.

Sponsored Student

A sponsored student is an individual paid and employed by a law enforcement agency.

Tuition: $2500

Non-refundable Application Fee (due when submitting application): $75

  • The deadline for submitting completed documents is None at this time.

Documents to submit include:

Independent Student

An independent student is not sponsored by an agency and is responsible for course tuition and fees. 

Requirements include:

  • Participant must be at least 21 years of age before the class end date
  • Must meet TCOLE minimum standards for licensing as defined by TCOLE rule 217.1

Tuition: $5800

Non-refundable Application Fee (due when submitting application): $75

  • The deadline for submitting completed documents is None at this time.

Documents to submit include: (Note: Most of these documents will not be valid if dated 180 days prior to the academy start date.)

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.


  • Notebook paper (8.5″ x 11″) and notebook dividers (minimum 33)
  • Blue or black ink pens, red ink pen, highlighters, #2 pencils
  • Duty belt
  • Handgun and secure holster- thumb-break style
  • Minimum of two speed loaders or three magazines
  • Handcuffs and key (Smith & Wesson, Peerless, Hiatts, etc.) and handcuff case
  • Speedloader pouch or double magazine pouch
  • Straight flashlight (Mag-lite, Surefire, Stream Light, etc.) and flashlight holder
  • Belt keepers (minimum of four)


  • Black shoes or boots that can be polished
  • Athletic gear must be brought the first day of class and each day thereafter consisting of:
    • Athletic shoes
    • Towel
    • Toiletries (Shower Shoes)
  • Uniform requirements will be sent via email once accepted to the academy

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. A cadet is expected to attend and participate in all BPOC training sessions. An absence is defined as not attending class for any reason. No distinction is made between excused or unexcused absences.

Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit.


  • Small dictionary
  • Law dictionary
  • Gear bag
  • Solid navy-colored sweatpants and sweatshirt
  • Solid black beanie

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Arrest procedures
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Criminal investigations
  • Emergency vehicle operation
  • Firearms training
  • Patrol tactics
  • Physical fitness training
  • Report writing
  • Self-defense techniques
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Traffic enforcement and investigations
  • Texas Penal Code

Suggested Audience

  • Anyone who is interested in becoming a Texas peace officer

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 830.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Other Information

Bryan/College Station Texas Training Facilities

  • Emergency Vehicle Driving Track
  • Firearms Range
  • Live-Fire Shoot House
  • Simulation Prop Houses
  • Wiatt Building and Circuit Training Exercise Track

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: [email protected]

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete registration process and call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration process, email to: [email protected] or fax to (979) 862-2788
  • Check – Complete registration process and bring to TEEX – ILEPSE, 1500 4th St., RELLIS Campus, Bldg.7751, Bryan TX, 77807