Learning The Law
A Great Learning Environment
Law Enforcement is one of
the hottest jobs on the market today - communities all across the country
are looking for top-notch academy graduates to help keep their communities
775 hours available in
day and evening classes that focus on fitness and wellness, ethics, the
U.S. and Texas constitutions, criminal procedures and codes, the state
penal code, juvenile issues, defense strategies and even emergency medical
Day training is conducted in a 18-week period while evening classes span ten months. Once you graduate, your eligible to take the Peace Officer Licensing Exam, conducted by the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
Traditionally Collin County
Law Enforcement Academy graduates have passed the
licensing exam with flying colors, and more than 80 percent are now
employed as peace officers. In fact, Collin County Law Enforcement Academy classes have consistently ranked
in the top ten programs statewide.
|While many candidates
believe they must be sponsored
by a local agency, sponsorship is not necessary at Collin County Law
Enforcement Academy. By meeting just a
few requirements, you can apply for entry without sponsorship.
You must be a U.S. citizen.
You must be at least 21 years old.
You must have a high school diploma or GED.
You must have a clear criminal record and be able to pass a comprehensive background check.
Applicants must also complete a personal interview, physical, psychological and drug screen exam.
In order to keep classes to a minimum, only a limited number of students will be admitted at the start of each training period. Students sponsored by a law enforcement agency must provide a letter of sponsorship. Tuition is approximately $1000 per semester, fluctuating slightly each year. Students are also required to pay for books, uniforms and other equipment that may be necessary. Tuition is due upon registration; however, financial aid and veteran's benefits are available. Student's may contact the Collin College Financial Aid office at 972.548.6760.
Workforce Solutions - Financial Aid available (please click for more information)
Benefits - Financial Aid available
Students can earn
college credit for the academy or other law enforcement training