Vernon College’s fully licensed Police Academy offers basic peace officer certification and in-service training for licensed law enforcement officers.
The Basic Peace Officer Course is a 728-hour program designed to prepare the student to pass the Peace Officer licensing exam given by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. The program includes training in 33 areas.
The purpose of the Vernon College Law Enforcement Academy is to serve the needs of the law enforcement community within our service area and to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills set forth in the TCOLE 667 hour Basic Peace Officer Course. Our Academy is 728 hours; classes are generally from 6:00 pm. – 10:00 pm. Monday through Friday and all day on various Saturdays.
The Academy will be held at the Skills Training Center, 2813 Central Expressway East, Wichita Falls, Texas. The emphasis throughout the Academy is placed on the learning objectives set forth in the curriculum by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. All Academies licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement cover the material put forth in the mandated Basic Peace Officer curriculum.
In compliance with TCOLE guidelines, the Vernon College Law Enforcement Academy offers a complete selection of continuing education courses in order for Peace Officers to complete the forty (40) hours of continuing education course work for the two-year period. Beginning, Intermediate and Special courses are offered at the Skills Training Center, 2813 Central Freeway E, Wichita Falls, TX 76302.
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