Law Enforcement Academy

Welcome to the Laredo College Regional Law Enforcement Academy

Law Enforcement Sponsorship is Required

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar Building



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 successful completion of the certificate, the candidates will be eligible for the TCOLE Basic Peace Officers Examination.

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 of age before course completion, or 18 years of age 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 

Academy application packets are issued by the Regional Law Enforcement Agency. Completed applications are due at Orientation. For more information contact the department at 956-794-4908. 

Regional Law Enforcement Academy Training Calendar

For the Training Calendar January - May 2024 please click the link below. Classes will be limited to 35 per class and, officers will be required to follow the Laredo College Law Enforcement Academy and their respective Agency protocols to enroll in a course. For any questions please email  or call at 956-794-4908.



Basic Peace Officer I Basic Peace Officer IV
Basic Peace Officer II Basic Peace Officer V
Basic Peace Officer III Basic County Corrections

Contact Us

Contact Us
Congressman Henry Cuellar Protective Services Center, Room: 132
Laredo College South Campus
5500 S Zapata Hwy
Laredo, Texas 78046
Phone: 956.794.4908
Fax: 956.794.4719