COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) Central Texas Police Academy will graduate 25 cadets as part of its 132nd class on Friday, May 28, at 3 p.m. at the Bryan Civic Auditorium.
In operation since 1942, TEEX’s police training academy is the oldest continuing statewide law enforcement extension training program in Texas. The 16-week, physically demanding and academically rigorous academy prepares the cadets for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education examination to become licensed officers.
“This is one of the most well-educated groups we’ve ever had,” said Tom Shehan, division director of TEEX Public Safety & Security. “We hope it’s a trend that continues. We owe it to the community to provide well-trained, professional and compassionate officers.”
Applications for this fall’s 133rd Central Texas Police Academy class are due Aug. 4. In a change from previous academies, prospective cadets will be able to apply for next year’s academy with or without a law enforcement agency sponsor.