BPOC :: Course Info
TCOLE TEXAS BASIC PEACE OFFICER COURSE (BPOC)
Frequency of Classes and Tuition
The Texas Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) is an evening academy. Classes are held Monday through Thursday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. and every other Saturday, usually from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The normal duration of the Texas BPOC Academy—from orientation day until graduation day—is approximately eight months.
The total tuition for the Texas BPOC Academy is $2,500, which covers tuition, books and most materials. Tuition may be paid in installments. Failure to abide by the following installment schedule at any stage will result in a drop from enrollment with no refund.
- 1st Installment: $1,500 (reservation)
- 2nd Installment: $500
- 3rd Installment: $500
Seat reservation is first-come, first-served.
The first class day is Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 5, 2022: Orientation Day
December 5, 2022: Meningitis Shot Deadline
December 5, 2022: First Class Day
January 5, 2023: Second Installment Payment Due
February 5, 2023: Third (Final) Installment Payment Due
(TBD-September 2023) – Graduation Day
Note: Class N-2201 applications are now CLOSED. Class N-2301 applications will open in April 2023.
How to Qualify for Admission to the HCSO BPOC Academy
Step 1Complete the Basic Peace Officer Course Eligibility Questionnaire
Complete the Basic Peace Officer Course Eligibility Questionnaire
The Eligibility Questionnaire pre-screens BPOC applicants according to the requirements specified by TCOLE Rule 217.1 in the areas of citizenship, education, age and criminal history.
Note: Class N-2201 applications are now CLOSED. The Class N-2301 applications will open in April 2023.
Step 2Initial Screening Interview
Initial Screening Interview
- Upon successful completion of the Eligibility Questionnaire, you will be prompted to set up an initial screening interview with the academy director and command staff. This interview will be face to face. Virtual interviews are scheduled on a case-by-case basis for active-duty members of the Armed Forces ONLY.
- Interviews are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays as needed.
- Interviewees are scored according to a common rubric used by the interviewing academy command staff. Select the following link for a sample of the rubric that is used.
The initial screening interview allows the academy command staff to observe and/or discuss the following with each potential academy cadet: personal qualities, communication skills, education and profession realities.
Qualities of the Potential Academy Cadet
- Qualities of a potential academy cadet include but are not limited to unblemished character, high-quality work ethic, excellent communication skills, technical expertise, capacity to think independently and evaluate a situation, first-rate problem solving aptitude, exceptional interpersonal skills, analytical and customer service abilities, and common sense.
Communication Skills of the Potential Academy Cadet
- Communications skills include but are not limited to speaking and writing abilities, sociability, customer service skills, and the ability to establish a rapport with diverse populations.
Formal Education of the Potential Academy Cadet
- Formal education includes but is not limited to critical thinking skills, maturity, and the ability to make long-term commitments.
Profession Realities of the Potential Academy Cadet
- Profession realities include but are not limited to the ability to work collaboratively on a team, show compassion and empathy, make ethical decisions, exhibit integrity, and think independently, quickly, and outside the box.
Step 3Complete the BPOC Application Packet as given and instructed by the academy director
Complete the BPOC application packet as given and instructed by the academy director, following the completion of the initial screening interview. The screening interview will include detailed instructions for obtaining fingerprint returns, psychological examination and medical examination.
Step 4Reserve Your Seat for BPOC Class
Reserve your seat for BPOC Class N-2201 as instructed by the academy director, following the completion of the fingerprint returns, psychological examination and medical examination.
- $1500 down payment [or] $2500 full tuition
- Cash or Check only
When instructed to do so by the academy director, bring the following documents with you when you pay your down payment:
- Completed (UNSIGNED/UN-NOTORIZED) applicant’s Personal History Statement
- Official birth certificate
- Official Social Security card
- Texas driver’s license
- High school diploma or GED certificate
- Proof of current motor vehicle liability insurance
- Official college transcripts, or ACT/SAT, or college placement test for reading
- If applicable, DD-214 military discharge
Attend the Orientation Day as instructed by the academy director at the A&M-Commerce Law Enforcement Training Academy (AMLETA).
2210 Highway 24; Commerce, Texas 75429
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