Learning The Law

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Admission Requirements

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 safe.

Why not consider a career in law enforcement? You'll have security in an ever-changing job market and pride in serving a community. Not to mention exciting career prospects.

This is where the Collin College Law Enforcement Academy located at Collin College comes in. Training as a peace officer at Collin College Law Enforcement Academy is a great start to an exciting career. Students work with instructors who are experienced peace officers and study topics that reflect real-life work situations. We also have flexible schedules that offer day or night programs, also maintain relationships with area police agencies as prospective employers for graduates.

Imagine yourself training at one of the state's top training institutions, enjoying a great career and serving your community. Then consider what Collin College Law Enforcement Academy can do for you. The possibilities can be more than you imagined.

To make application, please call the Academy at  972-548-6813 or write to Collin College Law Enforcement Academy at P.O. Box 8001, McKinney, Texas 75070-8001.



Training includes 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 assistance.

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 College 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 College Law Enforcement Academy classes have consistently ranked in the top ten programs statewide.

It is the policy of the Collin College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals who are students with disabilities. This college will adhere to all federal, state, and local laws, regulations and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal educational opportunity. It is the student's responsibility to contact the faculty member and/or the services for students with disabilities at 972.881.5950 in a timely manner for appropriate accommodations.

Collin College
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.  

While many candidates believe they must be sponsored by a local agency, sponsorship is not necessary at Collin College Law Enforcement Academy. By meeting just a few requirements, you can apply for entry without sponsorship.

To apply:

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.

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