About the Academy

We have a roster of experienced instructors or you can bring your own. Our shooting range accommodates handgun, shotgun, and patrol rifle. Training munitions may be safely deployed in our burn building and rappelling tower. Our lighted driving track will challenge experienced and new officers. We feature a FATS Platform, Simunition, & AirSoft products to blend with annual firearms qualification or specialized courses. Advanced tactical training and courses in criminal investigation, crime scene processing, and police administration are available for small groups. Please let us know how we can help you.

Explore Our Programs

Law Enforcement - AAS

Peace Officer Licensing And In-Service Training - Certificate

Corrections Specialization - AAS

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to enroll?

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) establishes eligibility. HCC requires documentation a cadet  is ready for college level reading and writing prior to admission. A member of our staff will examine your transcript to determine if you meet the academic prerequisite. The general requirements are listed below:

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. College Ready Reading & Writing
  3. 21 Years of Age Before Graduation from the Academy
  4. Generally No Prior Convictions, Community Supervision, or Deferred Adjudication
  5. Examination by a Physician Including a Drug Screen
  6. Examination by a Psychologist
  7. Honorable Discharge if Prior Military Service
  8. Texas Drivers License
  9. United States Citizen
  10. Social Security Card

Is financial aid available?

The academy costs approximately $2,000. Follow the links below to connect with HCC’s Financial Aid Office, HCC’s Veteran Affairs Office, and the HCC Foundation. HCC also offers payment plans and accepts major credit cards. Besides HCC, Workforce Solutions is another alternative for financial aid.

How many hours may a police officer earn for the Basic Peace Officer Course?

14 credit hours. You must complete 12 hours at HCC, complete your degree at HCC, and apply for graduation from HCC before the credit is applied to your transcript.

How many hours may I earn by departmental examination?

Hours may no longer be earned by department exam. Beginning Fall 2011, police officers will be eligible for tuition waiver.

For more information, contact Chris Carmean at 713.718.8377.

Texas BPOC Licensing

Requirements

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) establishes eligibility. HCC requires documentation that a cadet is ready for college-level reading and writing prior to admission. A member of our staff will examine your transcript to determine if you meet the academic prerequisites.

The general requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • College-Ready Reading & Writing
  • 21 Years of Age Before Graduation from the Academy
  • Generally No Prior Convictions, Community Supervision, or Deferred Adjudication
  • Examination by a Physician, Including a Drug Screening
  • Examination by a Psychologist
  • Honorable Discharge if Prior Military Service
  • Texas Driver's License
  • United States Citizen
  • Social Security Card

Schedule

Full-time: The full-time academy meets Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., for approximately six months.

Part-time Day: The part-time day academy meets Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., for approximately nine months.

Part-time Evening: The part-time evening academy meets Monday through Friday, 5:30 until 10 p.m., for approximately nine months.

Evening Police Academy

The HCC Police Academy has scheduled a part time evening Police Academy (5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.) Those individuals interested in attending are invited to call 713-718-8361 or 713-718-8377. All interested individuals are invited to attend a mandatory orientation.

The coordinator for this academy class is Sonny Goode; he can be contacted at 713-718-8388 or by e-mail at sonny.goode@hccs.edu

Half-Day Police Academy

The HCC Police Academy has scheduled a half day Police Academy (8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Those individuals interested in attending are invited to call 713-718-8361 or 713-718-8377. All interested individuals are invited to attend a mandatory orientation.

The coordinator for this academy class is Vergil Ratliff; he can be contact at 713-718-8386 or by e-mail at vergil.ratliff@hccs.edu

Full-Time Police Academy

The HCC Police Academy has scheduled a full-time Police Academy (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Those individuals interested in attending are invited to call 713-718-8361 or 713-718-8377. All interested individuals are invited to attend a mandatory orientation.

The coordinator for this academy class is Clint Galloway; he can be contacted at 713-718-8336 or by e-mail at clint.galloway@hccs.edu

Police In-Service Classes

For TCLEOSE in-service classes including Driver Training, Firearms Training, or to reserve the Shooting Range, call Johnny Sexton at 713.718.5481.

For ONLINE in-service classes, contact James.Heironimus@hccs.edu or call 713.718.2467

For driver training or to reserve the driving track, call Clint Galloway at 713.718.8336.

Motorcycle Certification & Re-certification

Class Dates & Times

Nov. 11-12, 2013: #3305 Active Shooter (16 Hours) 8 a.m.

Nov. 14-15, 2013: #2107 Use of Force (13 Hours) 8 a.m.

Nov. 18-22, 2013: Driver Training Instructor (40 Hours) 8 a.m.