Regional Law Enforcement Academy
The Capital Area Council of Governments Regional Law Enforcement Academy provides a Basic Peace Officer Course for those who wish to become licensed peace officers and offers in-service training for current peace officers. RLEA is accredited by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, the state agency governing licensure and qualifications for Texas peace officers.
RLEA instructors are experienced law enforcement professionals who play a critical role in providing needed training to law enforcement personnel. Changes in statutory law, case law, public policy, crime trends and public opinion continuously shape training needs. RLEA courses are designed to enhance the quality and productivity of law enforcement agencies throughout Central Texas.
Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC)
To satisfy the region's need for trained law enforcement applicants, the RLEA provides an entry level Basic Peace Officer's Course (BPOC). BPOC is designed to provide students with the knowledge essential to begin a law enforcement career and prepare students to take the State Peace Officer Licensing Examination.
The RLEA provides in-service training designed to fulfill the training needs of current law enforcement personnel throughout our region. RLEA produces law enforcement training courses that not only correspond with all mandated learning objectives set out by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) but also reflects the current needs and trends of our region. > See the In-Service FAQs.
Law Enforcement Education Committee (LEEC)
The RLEA strives to provide effective training that meets the needs of the region. Regional training needs are assessed through the results of a bi-annual Training Needs Survey as well as input from the Regional Law Enforcement Academy's Law Enforcement Education Committee (LEEC) and input from area chiefs and training coordinators. The RLEA is committed to providing courses within close proximity of agencies with the most need. Regional training assessments allow the RLEA to strategically locate satellite facilities to provide training near local law enforcement agencies throughout the region. The LEEC is made up of public officials, law enforcement personnel and community members from the 10-county region and is governed by LEEC Bylaws.