Law Enforcement Academy

Enrollment Standards

Individuals interested in attending any Basic Peace Officer Academy must meet all enrollment standards set forth by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. These standards are firm and do not provide for any exceptions. Please review them carefully by visiting www.tcole.texas.gov and locating Chapter 217.1  Minimum Enrollment and Licensing Standards.  Applicants must also complete a Personal History Statement obtained through the academy before application to the academy can be made. 

General Guidelines

The cost for the Academy includes six courses: Basic Peace Officer I, II, III, IV, V and patrol Procedures which will be completed in sequence to constitute the TCOLE-approved Basic Peace Officer Academy, for a total of 764 hours of instruction. Students must register in all four courses concurrently. Space is limited in the Basic Peace Officer Academy so interested parties are encouraged to register early. Application and associated paperwork is available at Tyler Junior College West Campus, Office of Continuing Studies, 1530 SSW Loop 323, Tyler, Texas.

The tuition and fees for the Academy do not cover the cost of uniforms and/or other equipment a cadet will be responsible for supplying. Some of the additional equipment may be furnished by the cadet’s sponsoring agency.

Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fees for the Academy do not cover the cost of uniforms and/or other equipment a cadet will be responsible for supplying. Some of the additional equipment may be furnished by the cadet’s sponsoring agency.

Tuition for the Law Enforcement Academy is covered under VA benefits, but not the Hazlewood Act. 

Course Information

The Basic Peace Officer Academy includes all sections, which must be completed in sequence to constitute the TCOLE-approved Basic Peace Office Course. Students must register for all sections concurrently.

Basic Peace Officer Academy # 27 has not been scheduled at this time. This includes the Supplemental Peace Officer course. Once a date has been determined it will be posted here.

BASIC PEACE OFFICER ACADEMY    $999
SUPPLEMENTAL PEACE OFFICER COURSE    $375

Awarded Credit Hours: Once a student successfully passes the state peace officer-licensing exam and upon application and enrollment to Tyler Junior College, credit may be awarded for up to 12 hours of college credit. Classes available for consideration are:

CRIJ 1000 Basic Peace Officer I
CRIJ 1001 Basic Peace Officer II
CRIJ 1002 Basic Peace Officer III
CRIJ 1003 Basic Peace Officer IV
CRIJ 1004 Basic Peace Officer V
CRIJ 1005 Patrol Procedures 
CJLE 2059 ($375) Supplemental Peace Officer