Thursday February 18, 2021
19 cadets graduate, 35 start basic peace officer course
The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy (RLEA) graduated Class No. 91 in January with 19 cadets earning their basic peace officer certificates from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE); another 35 cadets started their first day at the academy as part of Class No. 93 on February 1.
“CAPCOG has a long, successful tradition of providing quality training to those wanting to serve our communities as peace officers,” said Mike Jennings, CAPCOG’s RLEA director. “We are proud of those who earned high marks on the new TCOLE exam. CAPCOG has a 95 percent pass rate on the test’s first attempt while other programs have had significantly less. All of CAPCOG’s cadets ultimately passed the exam.”
Nine of the graduating officers were sponsored by local police departments and began working for Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, Austin Fire Department, and San Marcos, Horseshoe Bay and Lockhart police departments. The CAPCOG academy provides about 900 hours of course work as part of its basic peace officer course (BPOC) exceeding the requirements from TCOLE.
Peace officers are in such demand in the region that CAPCOG continuously recruits and trains cadets to assist jurisdictions in meeting their recruitment needs. Its BPOC Class No. 92, a part-time night course that started in September 2020, is expected to graduate 28 cadets in June, and the recently started Class No. 93 anticipates graduating 35 in August. Of those cadets currently enrolled, 29 are sponsored cadets for local agencies. CAPCOG anticipates another BPOC course starting in June 2021.
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