Deadline is approaching to apply for SRSU law enforcement academy

The application deadline for enrollment in Sul Ross State University H. Joaquin Jackson Law Enforcement Academy 2022 is July 1, according to a press release.

The academy offers two types of training programs. A Basic Police Academy is held annually and exceeds the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement’s 96-hour Basic Peace Officer Course requirements.

Cadets who successfully complete the basic police academy are eligible to take the TCOLE Basic Peace Officer exam. Those who pass this exam with a score of 70% or higher are then certified by TCOLE and can be hired by Texas law enforcement.

Second, the academy provides continuing education and training to law enforcement and corrections personnel in the Sul Ross State University service area. A variety of courses ranging from four hours to 40 hours are offered each semester.

These courses are designed to meet the training requirements mandated by TCOLE and to meet the unique training needs of agencies in the region.

More than 600 cadets have graduated from Sul Ross Academy since its inception in 1982 with a 100% employment rate, primarily by West Texas law enforcement, for those who pass the TCOLE BPOC.

For non-Sul Ross State students, tuition is $4,990 for the semester, which runs from August through December each year.

SRSU students who need credit hours to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or homeland security can earn up to 12 hours at the academy and receive both their diploma and their peace officer’s license . Graduate students can earn up to three credit hours for the same two degrees. They can also take advantage of reduced tuition fees.

To complete the prescreening application, visit

For more information call 432-837-8166 or email [email protected]

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