Full Basic Peace Officer Course 2013 (updated 01.14.2013)
The application process begins April of 2013 and the selection process will end August of 2013. If you are interested in attending the BPOC for 2013, please request an appointment on April 10, April 16th, May 14th or May 28th at 9am to take a written exam and physical assessment. Required clothing for this process is business attire, this is an interview process and we expect each applicant cadet to look their best. This process will last most of the day, please bring clothing and foot wear to change into for the physical fitness assessment. On the selected days for cadet applicant testing listed above there will be a lunch break, with lunch provided by the potential cadet. There is nothing you need to study; it is based on general knowledge.
The applicant shall arrive prior to 9 am. on one of the above mentioned days with an:
*PT Gear to change into – t-shirt, jogging pants or shorts (appropriate), towel and running shoes.
*Lunch – time will be given to eat lunch off site if you choose not to bring lunch.
*Water – please hydrate the night before and during the day of applicant testing.
*Valid State Drivers License.
*A good attitude.
Below are some of the particulars about the upcoming BPOC. Please read BEFORE you arrive to take the written test. If you do not meet all of the requirements per TCLEOSE Rule 217.1, Texas Occupation Code; 1701.255, 1701.306, 1701.309, 1701.312, 1701.313 or minimum requirements set by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy listed below, you will not be accepted.
* You must hold a HS Diploma or a GED + 12 college credit hours.
* You must be able to pass a credit check.
* You must be able to run 1.5 miles without stopping and be in good physical shape.
* You must pass the written entrance exam in April or May of 2013.
* You must be 21 years of age by graduation.
* You must be a US citizen.
As per TCLEOSE Rule 217.1, if you have any of the following, you cannot enter this Academy:
* Any prior convictions for Felony Offense (No statute of limitation)
* Any prior conviction for Class A Misdemeanor (No statute of limitation)
* Any prior conviction of a Class B Misdemeanor (Within 10 years)
* Any prior conviction of any offense of Family Violence (No statute of limitation)
* Any open warrants, Class C Misdemeanor or above
* A Texas Driver’s License that is currently under Suspension, Revocation, or Cancellation
This is a link to the TCLEOSE website and links to the Texas Occupation Code and TCLEOSE Rules; http://www.tcleose.state.tx.us/content/rules_and_statutes.cfm
The 2013 BPOC is a part time Academy and will be 2 days a week for 10 months. The days you will be here are Monday and Tuesday from 7:45am until 5-6-7pm. Your ending time will vary from day to day. The cost for 2012 was $1875 and will be around that for 2013. Uniforms, holster and duty belt are provided. You are responsible for purchasing a duty weapon and handcuffs. You will have a few other small expenses along the way. Your tuition is not due until the first day of class on October 7th, 2013.
Upon successfully passing the entrance exam and physical assessment, you will be given a BPOC Application booklet that will need to be completed and turned in with required documents as listed in the Application packet within 2 weeks of the date received. Before turning in this packet an appointment will be made with an Academy Instructor and an initial interview will be conducted. Academy staff will conduct a background check on each potential Academy Cadet, this process will continue through June and July. Potential Cadets will be required to attend an Indoctrination and Physical Assessment in the middle of August (date will be given to potential cadets). After successful completion the entrance exam, physical assessments, background, credit check and approval from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy Coordinator and Administrative Staff the potential cadet will be notified of approval in late August or early September.
If you feel you can meet all of the initial requirements, please RSVP stating which testing day in April/May you want to attend. Please RSVP via email email@example.com with the following information; Full Name, Age, Home Address, E-Mail, Phone Number, and requested date selected for applicant testing. Please reserve a seat early for the initial cadet applicant testing date of April 10, April 16th, May 14th or May 28th due to a maximum number of applicants that can be tested per day.
Location of the Training Academy is; 112 Academy Drive, Conroe, TX. 77301