Police Academy

Basic Peace Officer Academy (Police Academy)

Feel a calling to help those in your community?

The Peace Officer Academy is designed to provide graduates with the necessary basic training to obtain a position as an entry-level police officer, constable, deputy sheriff or any other licensed peace officer position within the state of Texas. 

All courses must be taken together and successfully passed for the graduate to test for state licensure.

The Basic Peace Officer Academy at College of the Mainland is accredited by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

Program Details

Next Start Date

Jan. 16, 2024

Learning Format

Face to Face

Program Length

Day Academy -1 semester

Degree Plan

View in course catalog

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Career Insights

Occupational summary for Police Officers

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4,060 Annual Job Openings

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5% Projected Growth

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$67,290 yr Median Salary / $32.35 hr

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Additional Program Info

Program Requirements
  • High school diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE)
  • Physical Examination
  • Approved Background Check
  • Negative Drug Screen
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Required Immunization Records 
  • U.S. Citizen born or naturalized
  • Never had a felony or Class A misdemeanor convictions
  • No class B misdemeanors in the last 10 years
Steps to Admission
  1. Apply to COM and submit the necessary documents (transcripts, meningitis vaccination if under 22 and proof of Texas residency).
  2. Download the Basic Peace Officer Academy Application Packet.
  3. Turn in the Basic Peace Officer Academy Application Packet to Public Service Careers by July 19, 2024.
  4. Attend orientation on July 30, 2024. Students will be notified of the time and room location via email.
  5. For program information pertaining to the Police Academy please contact Administrative Assistant, Michele Brown at 409-933-8285 or Administrative Assistant, Nichole Montrose at 409-933-8233.

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