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.
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 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:
Criminal Justice Training Center / Police Academy
4801 Marine Creek Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas 76179
Independent Applicant Information
Anthony Giardino, Background Investigator
Jim McGregor, Police Academy Coordinator
Sha King, Police Academy Coordinator
Updated October 30, 2019