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Basic Peace Officer Certificate (Police Academy) Completion Plan
The Basic Peace Officer Course Certificate (Program) offered by the Navarro College Police Academy (NCPA) consists of 779 total hours, of which 720 is required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) curriculum. There are 42 topics of instruction ranging in length from 1 hour of classroom time to 74 hours. The program includes training in the following areas: current Penal and Traffic Laws, Crash Investigation, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Defensive Tactics, First Aid/CPR, Patrol Tactics, Firearms and Police Driving and many others.
The Navarro College Police Academy program is designed to prepare students to pass the Peace Officer licensing exam given at the end of the program. An additional 59 hours of training is provided and includes, a 14-week Physical Training Program (27hrs), 8 hours of extended skills training for active shooter scenario training and 8 hours of O.C/Pepper Spray Training. Sixteen hours of comprehensive review for the State Licensing Exam is provided at the completion of the Academy.
CJLE 1006 BASIC PEACE OFFICER I 175
CJLE 1012 BASIC PEACE OFFICER II 175
CJLE 1018 BASIC PEACE OFFICER III 175
CJLE 1024 BASIC PEACE OFFICER IV 175
CJLE 1029 BASIC PEACE OFFICER V 79
Admission to Navarro College is a separate procedure from admission to the Navarro College Police Academy. Eligible applicants must first meet all admission criteria for Navarro College. Applicants are then required to submit a Police Academy Application and Personal History Statement to the Police Academy Coordinator, schedule a FAST Fingerprint appointment, and take the TSI test. Exemptions for the TSI test are listed in the catalog.
1. Has received an Associate’s Degree or 60 semester hours from an accredited college
or university; or
Completed Application with Supporting Documents
Candidates application should include:
With an additional 12 hour course credit completed with Navarro College, and completion of the Police Academy, students may initiate paperwork with the Police Academy Coordinator or the Department Chair of Criminal Justice to articulate credit towards a Criminal Justice certificate or associates degree.
Courses that will be awarded through the articulation process are CJLE 2420, CJLE 2421, and CJLE 2522.
All in-service courses are accredited by TCOLE and are offered year-round through the Navarro College Police Academy.
COURSES THAT WILL BE AWARDED THROUGH THE ARTICULATION PROCESS
|COURSE SECTION||COURSE TITLE||CREDIT HOURS|
|CJLE 2420||Texas Police Officer Procedues||4|
|CJLE 2421||Texas Peace Officer Law||4|
|CJLE 2522||Texas Peace Officer Skills||5|
|Total Credit Hours||13|
|Program Total Credit Hours||13|