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Law Enforcement Academy Certificate Level 1 (43.0107)

Law Enforcement Academy Application Packet

Spring Uvalde Charlie Class - 2019 Academy Application

Uniform Packet Due before 5:00 pm on Monday, July 15, 2019 

Application Packet Packets can be worked on beginning Wednesday, May 15th and are due before 4:00 pm on Friday, July 26, 2019

The application can be filled in on the user's computer then printed for submission or printed then handwritten for submission.

 

Spring Eagle Pass Bravo Class - 2019 Academy Application

Uniform Packet Due before 5:00 pm on Monday, July 22, 2019

Application Packet Packets can be worked on beginning Wednesday, May 15th and are due before 4:00 pm on Friday, August 2, 2019

The application can be filled in on the user's computer then printed for submission or printed then handwritten for submission.

 

You may return the completed forms and required documentation to the following campus location:

Teresa Zamarripa
Administrative Assistant

Southwest Texas Junior College
Richarz Building
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 591-4158


Law Enforcement Academy Purpose

The purpose of the Middle Rio Grande Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s Basic Peace Officer course, a 704 hour course of study, is to prepare prospective law enforcement officers for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement TCOLE Certification Exam. The Academy also offers TCOLE in-service courses at both intermediate and advanced levels for the purpose of enhancing the Peace Officers’ level of proficiency and meeting training requirements. Students who successfully complete the Academy will earn a Level 1 Certificate in Criminal Justice and will be able to sit for the TCOLE Basic Peace Officer State Exam. In addition, upon successful completion, the student may apply the Level 1 Certificate towards the Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science (AAS – Basic Peace Officer option).


Admission Requirements- Basic Peace Officer Program

To be admitted, a prospective student must comply with TCOLE rule 217.23 http://tcole.texas.gov/ in addition:

• be a U.S. citizen. 
• be 20.5 years of age (18 w/60 college hours or 2 yrs. active duty) 
• must have High School Diploma or GED 
• have no felony conviction. 
• have no conviction of Class B misdemeanor in the past 10 years. 
• not currently be under indictment for any violation. 
• have never been convicted of any level of Family Violence. 
• not be prohibited by Federal or State law from operating a motor vehicle. 
• not be prohibited by Federal or State law from possessing firearms or ammunition. 
• The Level I Certificate is TSI-waived; however individuals are encouraged to take the TSI Assessment and, if necessary, enroll in the appropriate developmental education courses in preparation to continue to the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Criminal Justice. Individuals who have Military Exemption or individuals with a B.S. or B.A. degree or higher will not be required to test.
• complete an SWTJC Application for Admission. 
• submit a completed Criminal History Check form (FAST form). 
• be physically sound for the performance of duty appropriate to the type of license sought. Submit Physician, psychological and Drug Screening results (TCOLE L-2 & L-3 Forms).
 
A student who has completed all coursework for the A.A.S. Criminal Justice degree except for “Basic Peace Officer” courses (CJLE 1506, CJLE 1512, CJLE 1515, and CJLE 1524) may apply to the Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy in order to complete these courses.

Program of Study

Law Enforcement Academy Certificate add

Program of Study

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
CJLE 1506 Basic Peace Officer I 5
CJLE 1512 Basic Peace Officer II 5
CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III 5
CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV 5
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 20

Notes:

π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.

Tuition and Fees 

Students enrolling in the Academy pay regular college tuition, fees and additional surcharges.  Additional fees are also required prior to admission upon acceptance to the program.  The following fees are approximate costs identified to assist the student in financial planning (Note: prices vary from year to year):

  • CPR Book Fee = $27.00
  • Uniform Patch Fee = $18 – (set of 2 shoulder patches, 2 seal patches)
  • State Test Fee - $35.00
  • HFRG (Def. Tactics) Manual Fee - $50.00

Prior to Acceptance to the Academy

  • Students MUST be approved by TCOLE fingerprint screening systems. Students must make an appointment with FAST services online http://uenroll.identogo.com/servicecode/11G4J8 - $37.00.
  • The Level I Certificate is TSI-waived; however individuals are encouraged to take the TSI Assessment and, if necessary, enroll in the appropriate developmental education courses in preparation to continue to the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Criminal Justice.
  • Physical and Drug Screening (L-2 form) must be completed by a licensed physician – prices vary depending on your physician. (Chiropractors and Out-of-State Physicians are not approved).
  • Students must complete a Psychological exam (L-3 form) with an approved Academy physician (contact the Academy office for physician information) - $100.00 

Upon acceptance to the Academy

Once a student has been accepted into the Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy, the following purchases will need to be made:

    • Classroom Uniform (Galls) – (866) 673-7643; https://www.galls.com
    • Law Pro Uniform shirt – Tan in color
      • Item #SG108 – Long Sleeve
      • Item #SG107 – Short Sleeve
    • Law Pro Uniform Trousers – Tan in color
      • Item #TT091
    • Clip-On Tie – Royal Blue in color
      • Item #UA494
    • Tie Bar – Satin in color
      • Item #BD249
    • Five Star Gear Duty Rig in a Box – Black
      • Item #NY662
    • Uncle Mike’s Reflex Holster – Black in color
      • Item #NP889
      • Glock – 19, 22
    • Uncle Mike’s Kydex Double Mag Holder – Black in color
      • Item #LP291
    • Academy Headcover (cap with Academy seal) Royal Blue in colorUniform purchases MUST be made with Galls and 3D Impressions: (prices subject to change)
    • Black Duty Boots (Minimum 8” high) – Prices vary
    • P/T Uniform (3D Impressions) – (830) 279-0800
    • Grey T-Shirt with name on front, right side, Academy seal on the left side, cadet name in the back of the shirt (3” block letters)
    • Black Shorts/Black Sweatpants/Black Windpants with Academy logo
    • White crew socks
    • Running sneakers
  • Books purchased through SWTJC bookstore: (Priced at campus bookstore)
    • The Texas Peace Officer
    • Texas Criminal Law and Traffic Law Manual
    • Elements of a Crime (A Law Officers Guide)
  • Ammunition
    • 800-1,000 rounds of .40cal. S&W for Glock Model 22 pistol
    • 50 rounds of 12GA. Shotgun Ammunition for Remington Model 870: 25 rounds of Birdshot, 15 rounds 00 (9 Pellet Buckshot), 10 rounds of Slugs
  • Testing
    • State Exam - $35.00

Withdrawal and Dismissal Policy

Southwest Texas Junior College Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy reserves the right to request the withdrawal of any student whose health, attendance, conduct, personal qualities or scholastic records indicate that it would be inadvisable for the student to continue in the program.  Students must maintain a minimum grade of 80 in all areas of the academy program.  Students withdrawing from the academy must comply with the SWTJC withdrawal policy and must participate in an exit interview in order to remain in good standing.


Law Enforcement Academy Class Schedule

Daytime Classes

Alpha Class – Uvalde; M-F, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Evening Classes

Bravo Class Night Academy – Eagle Pass; M-TH, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Law Enforcement Academy Resources


In-service Training


Contact Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy

J Suarez
Jesus Suarez
Allied Health and Human Services Division Chair
Email
(830) 591-7364
A Davila
Librado (Andy) Davila, Jr.
Law Enforcement
Academy Coordinator
Email
(830) 591-7257 
A Maldonado
Amy E. Maldonado
Instructor
Email
(830) 591-7248
J Field
Johnny Field
Instructor
Email
(830) 591-7314
T Zamarripa
Teresa Zamarripa
Law Enforcement
Academy Assistant
Email
(830) 591-4158