Police Academy
Basic Peace Officer Training
(Level I Certificate)


Police Academy
WCJC operates a licensed police academy certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).  Students who successfully complete the required training are eligible for 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, and complete in one semester (17 weeks).  Evening classes are held at the Richmond campus: 6:00pm-10:00pm Monday through Friday, and complete in two semesters (34 weeks).  Students must register for all courses as a semester block - classes may not be taken individually.  A class average of 80% and a minimum grade of 80 on exams are required for successful completion of the Basic Peace Officer Certificate course.  

College Entrance Testing (TSI) is NOT required for entrance into the program.     

     A Wharton day class is scheduled to begin January 13, 2020
     A Richmond evening class is scheduled to begin August 24, 2020
Apply early!  Student registration packets are prepared for each individual academy and will be issued to each applicant for the requested class. 
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