Welcome to the Laredo College Regional Law Enforcement Academy.
The Law Enforcement Academy is a semester-length, intensive certificate program for individuals who have been accepted and sponsored by a law enforcement agency.
NOT OPEN ENROLLMENT
Law Enforcement Sponsorship is Required
The course work encompasses the competencies required for basic peace officers.
Upon successful completion of the certificate, the candidates will be eligible for the TCOLE Basic Peace Officers Examination.
- Be at least 21 years of age, or become 21 years of age before course completions, or 18 years of age if the applicant has received and associate's degree or 60 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university.
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Be a high school graduate
- 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.
- 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
Academy application packets are issued by the Law Enforcement Agency. Completed applications are due at Orientation. For more information contact the department at 956-794-4908.