Basic Peace Officer and Basic Correction Officer Programs

The Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy offers basic peace officer and basic correction officer programs for individuals seeking licensure through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.


Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC)

Entrance / Written Exam Requirements

The first step is to take the entrance exam, applicants must bring copies of the following documents the day of the exam:

  • High school diploma or GED and College Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)
  • Member 4 Form/DD214 (if applicant has prior military experience)
  • Proof of auto liability insurance
  • Proof of citizenship (i.e., birth certificate or naturalization certificate)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Payment in the exact amount of $35 in form of Cash, Credit/Debit, Money Order or Check is due at time of examination. 

Entrance Exam Dates

Upcoming Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) Class Start Dates:

Full-time Day Class: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. including two or three weekend training sessions during the course. 

Would you be interested in a Part-Time (Evenings during the week only) Law Enforcement Academy?  Currently, we do not have an evening class, but we are searching for anyone who is interested in attending an evening, part-time class, should we have enough interest.  Please click at the link below and let us know you are interested in attending by responding to the email and include your name, phone number and email address. 


The academy will inform you if we will proceed with an evening, part-time Law Enforcement Academy class.

                    2021 Alpha January 19, 2021 - *Graduation is anticipated to occur in July 2021, 

                     if there are no delays due to any unforeseen incident (i.e. COVID-19 issues) 

                                                                                       Orientation January 5, 2021

                                                                             *Testing October 7, 2020- December 3, 2020


2020 Bravo July 13, 2020-January 14, 2021

Orientation July 1, 2020

2020 Alpha February 24, 2020-August 18, 2020

Orientation February 10, 2020