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 law@teex.tamu.edu 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 student 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. and every other Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

Prerequisites

Sponsored Student (Paid and Employed by Law Enforcement Agency)

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 requirements, 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

    Suggested Audience

    • Anyone who is interested in becoming a Texas peace officer

    Continuing Education And Professional Credits

    • 728.00 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: law@teex.tamu.edu

    Payment Info

    • 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

    We are very impressed with the knowledge the instructors, and the training site is phenomenal.

    — Tom Webb, Task Force Leader, South Carolina Task Force 1
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