Program Costs & Dates
As a cadet you have the option to attend the Police Academy for college credit or for non-credit.
If you choose the credit route, and you complete the program successfully, you will receive up to 18 hours of college credit. These hours will be applied to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
Credit Tuition Costs
Effective January 1, 2019:
- Credit, college credit plus certification: $1,152
- Out-of-county: $2,268
- Out-of-state: $5,490
- Non-Credit, certification only: $900
Days & Times
- Monday through Friday
- 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
- 20 weeks
- 776 hours
The Basic Peace Officer course is offered only during the daytime.
2019–2020 Academy Dates
- Class 198
January 6–May 20, 2020
Applications for independent cadets are due by December 2, 2019.
Last day to register for credit courses is January 2, 2020.
- Class 199
March 9–July 23, 2020
Applications for independent cadets are due by January 20, 2020.
Last day to register for credit courses is February 20, 2020.
- Class 200
May 4–September 17, 2020
- Class 201—shift-based academy for full-time firefighters
April 14, 2020—TBN
- Class 202
July 6–November 19, 2020
- Class 203
October 12, 2020–March 11, 2021
Note: Dates for classes 198–202 are subject to change because of TCOLE's pending updates to the Basic Peace Officer course curriculum.
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 January 07, 2020