Police Academy
Basic Peace Officer Training
(Level I Certificate)

 

Police Academy
Wharton County Junior College operates a licensed police academy certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).  Successful completion of the required training allows students to take the state licensing examination to become a licensed peace officer in the State of Texas.

The police academy offers both day and evening classes.  Day classes are held at the Wharton campus, 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday, completing in one semester (17 weeks).  Evening classes are held at the Richmond campus, 6:00pm-10:00pm Monday through Friday, completing in two semesters (34 weeks).  Students must take all courses as a semester block.     

 
NEXT AVAILABLE CLASSES: 
     A Wharton day class is scheduled to begin August 22, 2016
     A Richmond evening class is scheduled to begin August 22, 2016 
Apply early!  Student information/registration packets are prepared for each individual academy.  Packets will be distributed to each applicant upon receipt of application to the program. 
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