Basic Peace Officer Course

TPA100 - 728.00 Hours

Description

***Registration: If you are interested in applying please scroll down to download all the necessary paperwork. We will start accepting applications September 30, 2019. Completed packets need to be hand delivered or mailed to our offices prior to December 9, 2019.*** 

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 student for the state licensing examination and engage in hands-on training to better acquaint them to the rigors of police work.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Course #1000643 & 101.

Schedule

  • Details
    2/3/2020 - 6/5/2020
    Bryan TX
    LS  TPA100  25
    $2725.00
  • Details
    8/3/2020 - 12/4/2020
    Bryan TX
    LS  TPA100  26
    $2725.00

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 423-8433 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Description

***Registration: If you are interested in applying please scroll down to download all the necessary paperwork. We will start accepting applications September 30, 2019. Completed packets need to be hand delivered or mailed to our offices prior to December 9, 2019.*** 

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 student for the state licensing examination and engage in hands-on training to better acquaint them to the rigors of police work.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Course #1000643 & 101.

Prerequisites

Sponsored Student (Paid and Employed by Law Enforcement Agency)

Must submit the following completed document by December 9, 2019:

Independent Student

Participant must be at least 21 years of age before the class end date

Must meet TCOLE minimum standards for licensing

Course Completion Requirements

Equipment

  • 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
  • Speed loader pouch or double magazine pouch
  • Straight flashlight (Mag-lite, Surefire, Stream Light, etc.) and flashlight holder
  • Belt keepers (minimum of four)

Attire

  • Black shoes or boots that can be polished
  • Athletic gear must be brought the first day of class and each day thereafter consisting of
    • navy-colored shorts 
    • athletic shoes
    • towel
  • The required pants for the uniform are Dickies brand #874 khaki pants. They are available from Wal-Mart and other common vendors for less than $20/pair. It is recommended that the student purchase at least three pair.

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.  The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.  During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

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

Recommended

Equipment

  • Small dictionary
  • Law dictionary
  • Gear bag

Topics

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

Suggested Audience

  • Anyone who is interested in becoming a Texas peace officer

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

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

Government Programs

Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits® For information contact Veteranservices@teex.tamu.edu or call (877) 833-9638

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Tollfree: (800) 423-8433

Related Courses

TPA110Basic Peace Officer Course - NightBasic Peace Officer Course - NightBasic Peace Officer Course - Night

Policies

TEEX Policies

Payment Information

  • Credit Card - Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order - Complete registration form and send to ilepse@teex.tamu.edu or fax to (979) 862-2788
  • Check - Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX - ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842
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