The Police Academy at the Criminal Justice Training Center, which is located on the Northwest Campus in Fort Worth, prepares a cadet for a career in law enforcement. Once a cadet completes our program, they will take the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) Basic Peace Officer Licensing Exam at our testing center.
The TCLEOSE report on the Basic Peace Officer Licensing Examination pass rate for 76 state academies for Fiscal Years 2008 to 2013 states that 557 cadets from Tarrant County College Police Academy achieved a 100% pass rate!
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The cadet has the opportunity to attend the Basic Peace Officer Academy for college credit or for non-credit. If the cadet chooses the credit route, upon successful completion, they will earn 18 college credit hours. These hours will be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice at Tarrant County College.
All police cadets have to be able to perform strenuous physical activities.
The Basic Peace Officer course is offered only during the daytime.
The 82nd Texas Legislature approved Senate Bill 1107, which requires bacterial meningitis vaccinations for all students entering college who are under 22 years of age. Students will have to show proof of vaccination 10 days before the beginning of classes.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has determined that the language in the law does include Continuing Education students. This will have a significant impact on Basic Peace Officer classes at the Police Academy.
Visit to TCC's Meningitis Vaccinations Web page for more information.
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Updated February 18, 2014