Notice to Students Regarding Licensing – Police
Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.
The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements. http://www.navarrocollege.edu/conted/police-academy/admission/ or go to
You may obtain more information about our program and application process to the Police Academy by visiting our “Admissions Process” page at http://www.navarrocollege.edu/conted/police-academy/application-process/.
Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential Texas Peace Officer License prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.”
This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.
Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.
Navarro College’s fully licensed Police Academy offers basic peace officer certification and in-service training for licensed law enforcement officers.The Basic Peace Officer Course is a 680-hour program designed to prepare the student to pass the Peace Officer licensing exam given by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. The program includes training in the following areas:
- Current Penal and Traffic Law
- Defensive Tactics
- First Aid
- Patrol Tatics
- Cultrual Diversity
*NOTE: Student must be within six months of 21st birthday to enter Police Academy.
Basic preparation for a new peace officer. Should be taken in conjunction with Basic Peace Officer II, III, IV, and V (supplement) to satisfy the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) approved Basic Peace Officer Training Academy.
THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED ONLY BY INSTITUTIONS LICENSED AS A POLICE ACADEMY BY TCOLE.
Basic Peace Officer I (CJLE 1006)
Basic Peace Officer II (CJLE 1012)
Basic Peace Officer III (CJLE 1018)
Basic Peace Officer IV (CJLE 1024)
All in-service courses are accredited by TCOLE and are offered year-round through the police academy.
Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the TCOLE licensing exam.
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Police Academy (.pdf)