Texoma Regional Police Academy

The Texoma Regional Police Academy (TRPA) at Grayson College offers a 22 week (864 hours) daytime program designed to prepare students for a very exciting, challenging, and rewarding career in law enforcement. TRPA also offers a 44 week part time academy class for those who cannot afford to leave their daytime jobs. Students are awarded 25 credit hours of college credit for the completion of the Police Academy program at Grayson College. The Police Academy is accredited by The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

Throughout the program, students will participate in classroom instruction and live training exercises. Individuals completing the day or night Academy and passing the TCOLE state-licensing exam are certified to seek appointment in state and local law enforcement agencies throughout Texas, as a full time peace officer or reserve officer.

 

Admission Information & Criteria

To be admitted to TRPA students must meet the minimum entrance requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age at the time of graduation from the course.
  • Subjected to a search of local, state, and national records to disclose any criminal record.
  • Not currently charged with any criminal offense for which conviction would be a bar to licensure.
  • Never been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years from the date of the court order.
  • Never been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Subjected to a thorough, comprehensive, background investigation.
  • Never have been convicted of any family violence offense.
  • Not prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle.
  • Not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.
  • A U.S. citizen.
  • Provide a completed application form to the Texoma Regional Police Academy and be interviewed personally.
  • Comply with all TCOLE Minimum Standards for Licensing. (Go to http://www.tcole.texas.gov/), Help and Resources, Commission Rules, 217.1.

 

Meet one of the following education requirements.

  • Be a high school graduate;
  • Have a General Equivalency Development (GED) indicating high school graduation level;
  • An honorable discharge from any U.S. military branch, with at least 2 years of service;
  • Have 12 semester hours credit from an accredited college or university.
  • Submit to electronic fingerprinting by L1 Identity Solutions.
  • Take a psychological exam with a reading test; score a 12th grade reading level.
  • Take a medical exam with drug screen, showing clear of all tested substances.
  • Enroll in Grayson College per instructions supplied during application to the Academy.


Students must submit a completed Texoma Regional Police Academy application and be interviewed personally.

Degree Plan

Students will enroll in these courses. Successful completion will earn 25 semester credit hours.

  • CJLE 1506 Basic Peace Officer I     (5 semester credit hours)
  • CJLE 1512 Basic Peace Officer II    (5 semester credit hours)
  • CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III   (5 semester credit hours)
  • CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV   (5 semester credit hours)
  • CLJE 1329 Basic Peace Officer V    (3 semester credit hours)
  • CJLE 1211 Basic Firearms             (2 semester credit hours)


Career Pathways

Achieving your educational goals in the shortest amount of time possible, and possibly collecting credentials along the way, will help you join the workforce faster. There are a number of ways to reach your goal, and Grayson College's "Pathways" will help you visualize this important journey you are about to begin. Visit Career Pathways.

   
Anticipated Costs for Police Academy

Tuition for 25 hours - View 2015-2016 Tuition and Mandatory Fees


Additional expected costs to complete this program:

Lab Fees (Vehicle/Taser)

210.00

Matriculation Fees

10.00

Parking Fees

15.00

Student ID

4.00

Books

100.00

Medical

100.00

Psychological

100.00

Supplies

1,100.00

Approximate Total

$1639.00 (plus tuition and mandatory fees)

On-campus housing (room and board) is extra. Prices are subject to change without notice.


Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid is available to eligible students enrolled in this program, including loans, grants, scholarships and work study jobs. All students should visit the Paying for College page for valuable information and resources. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. (GC’s school code in Step Six is 003570) and a GC Application for Financial Aid available on the GC website on the Paying for College page. All applications should be filed by March 31st to ensure full consideration.

The Grayson College Foundation awards thousands of scholarship dollars to deserving students every year. Once you complete the FAFSA process, consider submitting an application for a scholarship. The priority deadline is March 15; however, applications are accepted until funds are depleted for the year. Learn more by visiting Scholarships.


For more program information please contact:

Police Academy Coordinator JB Blankenship
blankenshipb@grayson.edu
903-463-8711

  

View printable program brochure

Police Academy Application