The Peace Officer Academy (768 hours) is designed to provide graduates the necessary basic training to obtain a position as a police officer, constable, deputy sheriff, or any other licensed peace officer position within the State of Texas. All courses must be taken together and successfully passed for the graduate to test for state licensure.

Admission Requirements

  1. Students must apply to COM and complete the College requirements for entry.
  2. Applicants must pass a criminal history background check and meet state requirements for entry.
  3. Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED.

Information regarding specific state requirements can be obtained by calling 409-933-8299 or 409-933-8285 at the Law Enforcement Training Center.

Full-Time Schedules

Certificate1 - Basic Peace Officer Academy

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
CJLE 1506 Basic Peace Officer I 5
CJLE 1512 Basic Peace Officer II 5
CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III 5
CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV 5
CJLE 2247 Tactical Skills for Police 2
 Semester Credit Hours22
 Total Semester Credit Hours22

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.