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Police Academy: Credit Applicants

  • Independent applicants are not employed by local agencies
  • Sponsored applicants are employed by local agencies

Independent Applicants

Cadets hired by local agencies are given priority, but we do offer opportunities to individuals when space is available.

To apply as an independent candidate, you must:

  1. Apply to TCC and be accepted as a student.
  2. Complete the Academy Interest & Initial Screening Form
    • We use the interest form/questionnaire to determine if you meet minimum requirements for enrollment, including requisites mandated by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

      If you meet minimal entry requirements:
  3. Complete a personal history statement and Police Academy application
    • We will email the statement form and the application to you.
    • You will have 30 days to submit these forms.

      After you have been admitted to the academy:
  4. Email Jasmine Gilmer, Academic Advisor, at jasmine.gilmer@tccd.edu to lift any advising holds prior to registration.
  5. Complete paperwork for help paying for your courses
    • If you plan to use VA benefits to cover credit course cost:
    • If you plan to use financial aid:

Completion of these documents does not guarantee selection because seats are limited, and acceptance is competitive.

We strongly encourage you to seek employment with a police department in conjunction with an independent application in order to increase your chances of being accepted in the TCC Police Academy.

Sponsored Applicants

To apply as a cadet hired by a local agency:

  1. Apply to TCC and be accepted as a student.

    After you have been admitted to the academy:
  2. Email Jasmine Gilmer, Academic Advisor, at jasmine.gilmer@tccd.edu to lift any advising holds prior to registration
  3. Complete paperwork for help paying for your courses
    • If you plan to use VA benefits to cover credit course cost:
    • If you plan to use financial aid:

 

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