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Basic peace officer courses turn cadets into everyday heroes

Monday, June 10, 2019

The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy will conduct a full-time, day and a part-time, night Basic Peace Officer Course in October and November, respectively, so agencies region wide can have a greater pool of licensed peace officers to support their communities. Entrance exams will take place on June 28, July 19, and Aug. 16 at the CAPCOG offices, 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165 in Austin.

“Right now we have a drastic need for police officers because of the current events,” said Mike Jennings, CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy director. Many police agencies across the region have vacancies and CAPCOG specifically tries to fill these positions as agencies throughout the ten counties assist in developing the academy’s curriculum beyond the state’s requirements.

CAPCOG is seeking open-minded people who make calm and sound decisions that are passionate about public service and are in good physical shape to join the academy. By the end of the more than 640-hour courses, academy graduates will have learned to be a greater community partner as a peace officer and will have earned not only their Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Basic Peace Officer License, but several advanced career certificates such as tactical police driving; OC spray; and community first aid, CPR and AED.

“By the time our cadets graduate, they become people who can make quick decisions and be held accountable for their actions, but foremost serve their neighbors, their community.” Jennings said.

> Read more about the academy.
> Register for an entrance exam.

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