Law Enforcement Academy
Welcome to the Law Enforcement Academy

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.



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.



Academy Requirements

  1. 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.
  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 Law Enforcement Agency. Completed applications are due at Orientation. For more information contact the department at 956-794-4908.




Law Enforcement Academy

South Campus

Protective Services Center Room 132  
Laredo College
5500 South Zapata Hwy  
Laredo, Texas 78040


Tel: 956.794.4908

Fax: 956.794.4719