Regional Law Enforcement Academy

Regional Law Enforcement Academy

Law Enforcement Sponsorship is Required

Overview

NOT OPEN ENROLLMENT

Law Enforcement Sponsorship is Required

Located at the Laredo College South Campus, the mission of the Laredo College Regional Law Enforcement Academy is to provide the highest quality law enforcement instruction to its Cadets and to ensure at all times that the standards and requirements of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) are met or exceeded.

Upon completing the certificate, the candidates will be eligible for the TCOLE Basic Peace Officers Examination. 

Regional Law Enforcement Academy Training Calendar

The Training Calendar is for January - May 2024. Classes will be limited to 30 per class, and officers must follow the Laredo College Law Enforcement Academy and their respective Agency protocols to enroll in a course. For any questions, please email lawenforcementacademyinfo@laredo.edu or call 956-794-4908.

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Information

Academy Requirements

 Refer to Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 217.1 with current approved rules

  1. Be at least 21 years of age, or become 21 years before course completion, or 18 years if the applicant has received an associate's degree or 60 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university.
  2. Be a U.S. Citizen
  3. Be a high school graduate
  4. Be sponsored by a Law Enforcement Agency and meet all State rules and regulations (background investigation, fingerprints, psychological, physical, age, and education). Sponsoring Agency must provide a marked vehicle for Emergency Driving and Patrol Procedures components of the Basic Peace Officer Course.
  5. Pass physical fitness assessment based on the Law Enforcement ageless genderless validation study by Tom Collingwood, Ph.D. The assessment includes:
    • 1.5 miles run 15:20
    • 29 push-ups
    • 31 sit-ups

Application Packet 

The Regional Law Enforcement Agency issues academy application packets. Completed applications are due at orientation. For more information contact the department at 956-794-4908.

Contact Us

Veronica Aleman
Law Enforcement Academy Instructional Assistant
(956) 794-4710
Congressman Henry Cuellar Protective Services Center, Room. 132
maria.aleman@laredo.edu

Priscilla Chavez
Law Enforcement Academy Clerk
(956) 794-4908
Congressman Henry Cuellar Protective Services Center, Room 132
priscilla.chavez@laredo.edu

Hours of Operation

Regular Semester
Monday:8:00am-6:00 pm
Tuesday:8:00am-6:00 pm
Wednesday:8:00am-6:00 pm
Thursday:8:00am-6:00 pm
Friday:8:00am-12:00n
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Summer
Monday:8:00am-6:00 pm
Tuesday:8:00am-6:00 pm
Wednesday:8:00am-6:00 pm
Thursday:8:00am-6:00 pm
Friday:8:00am-12:00n
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Plan of Study

NOT OPEN ENROLLMENT

Required Course Sequence Semesters Offered Credit Hours
Basic Peace Officer Course
CJLE 1506 Basic Peace Officer I Fall, Spring 5
CJLE 1512 Basic Peace Officer II Fall, Spring 5
CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III Fall, Spring 5
CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV Fall, Spring 5
CJLE 1329 Basic Peace Officer V Fall, Spring 3
23 Hours
Basic County Corrections
CJCR 1300 Basic County Corrections Fall, Spring 3
3 Hours

Basic Peace Officer Course Certificate: 23 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS

Basic County Corrections Certificate: 3 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS

Upon successful completion of the course, students are required to pass the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) State exam to obtain licensure.

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Regional Law Enforcement Academy Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course, students are required to pass the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) State exam to obtain licensure. 

 

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