Law Enforcement Academy

Law Enforcement AcademyFort Stockton

The Midland College Williams Regional Training Center Law Enforcement Academy is a TCOLE certified Training Provider since 2018. It operates a Law Enforcement Academy through a contract with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (Commission/TCOLE).

Under provisions of the contract, Texas Occupations Code, and the Texas Administrative Code, the Commission may visit and inspect training providers conducting law enforcement training, and the Commission may make evaluations to determine if the provider is in compliance with Commission rules and state law. A comprehensive onsite evaluation was conducted on November 14, 2019, by a TCOLE Academy and Contract Evaluator (ACE). The Academy passed this evaluation. The previous fiscal three-year Academy Pass Rates are as follows: 2019 – 75%, 2020 – 100%, and 2021 – 66.67% with the three-year average being 76.19%. Not meeting the mandated 80% first time exam pass rate set by TCOLE §215.13, the Academy is placed in the At-Risk Status.

This academy provides mandated training courses and hours of training of candidate peace officers in preparation for the licensing examinations administered by the Texas Commission on
Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

Licensed Peace Officers are able to register for TCOLE Professional Development and Continuing Education course to meet their TCOLE requirements. Available continuing education
law enforcement courses can be viewed at the WRTTC Law Enforcement Academy - Fort  Stockton Branch Campus Catalog.

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Students choosing this academic pathway may receive funding and other financial assistance and support from Workforce Solutions. See, call (432) 287-5200 (option 5), or open the flyer for information on the services they provide in partnership with Midland College. The Workforce Solutions office is located on Midland College's main campus, in room 138 of the Technology Center (TC) Building.

Law Enforcement Academy Honors First Graduating Cohort

MC WRTTC Law Enforcement Academy graduates

The first cohort graduated May 17, 2019, at the Midland College Williams Regional Technical Training Center in Fort Stockton, Texas.

All twelve cadets passed their Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Basic Peace Officer Exam, and ten of the twelve were pinned by their hiring department at the graduation ceremony. The other two cadets were contacted at the ceremony and offered interviews.

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TCOLE Basic Peace Officer Course # 1000696 is the initial course for Law Enforcement Officers within the State of Texas. Students must successfully complete this course to qualify for the Peace Officer Exam, administered by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

The Midland College WRTTC Law Enforcement Academy offers a cohort once per year. The cohort meets Monday thru Thursday evenings from 6 pm to 10 pm for ten months. Some daytime and Saturday classes are scheduled as needed during the cohort.

Prospective cadets must meet all TCOLE Licensing and Enrollment Standards, and Midland College Continuing Education Program Requirements.

Professional Development and Continuing Education, both TCOLE mandated and Department identified training topics, are offered to currently licensed Texas Peace Officers. Scheduled Trainings listings are located on the Midland College Continuing Education web page under Williams Regional Technical Training Center.

Midland College WRTTC Law Enforcement Academy Two Police officers standing in front of a Fort Stockton police SUV


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