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Police Academy

About Our Classes

Our Police Academy, located on Northwest Campus in Fort Worth, prepares a cadet for a career in law enforcement.

Classes consist of a combination of classroom and skills training.

Schedule

We offer 6 basic academies a year:

  • Days: Monday through Friday
  • Time: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Length: 20-week period

Earn a Certificate of Completion

Once cadets complete our program, they will take the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Peace Officer Licensing Exam at our testing center.

The TCOLE report on the Basic Peace Officer Licensing Examination pass rate for 76 state academies for Fiscal Years 2008 to 2018 states that 1,074 cadets from the TCC Police Academy achieved a 100% pass rate!

Before applying directly to our program, we encourage you to apply for employment at police agencies in North Texas, who may send you through the police academy as an employee. During the employment process, you may complete coursework toward our Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

Choose Your Track

As a cadet, you have the option to attend the Police Academy for college credit or as a non-credit student.

College Credit Option

College credit courses apply toward college or university degrees. Course credits are measured in semester credit hours.

Non-Credit Option

Non-credit courses lead to certifications and professional credentials. Courses award certificate hours or continuing education units (CEUs).

Looking for In-Service Training?

Our Criminal Justice Training Center supports the Tarrant County law enforcement community’s training needs with:

 

Contact

Northwest Campus

Criminal Justice Training Center / Police Academy

4801 Marine Creek Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas 76179
817-515-7760

Independent Applicant Information

Anthony Giardino, Background Investigator
817-515-4652
anthony.giardino@tccd.edu

Police Academy

Jim McGregor, Police Academy Coordinator
817-515-7166
james.mcgregor@tccd.edu

Sha King, Police Academy Coordinator
817-515-7370
sha.king2@tccd.edu 

Updated October 30, 2019