Law Enforcement Academy

Program Level: Degrees
Department: Protective Services
Institute: Public Service
College: SAC

Effective February 1, 2022

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Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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***ATTENTION LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY STUDENTS***

Starting Fall 2022 Academy, we will be making the move to the Basic Peace Officer 720 Texas Commission of Law Enforcement (TCOLE) curriculum in compliance with the 87th  Legislation Session, TCOLE and the San Antonio College TCOLE Advisory Board.

Starting 2023, the Law Enforcement Academy will no longer be having a weekend academy.

 

The Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) is currently taking applications for next class which starts September 6, 2022.

All Personal History Statements (PHS) and required paperwork and documentation are due within two (2) weeks of being issued to you. Last day to accept a (PHS) is August 12, 2022 by 5 p.m.

All medical (L2) and psychological (L3) are due by the date assigned to you by the LEA.

Current TCOLE licensed Jailers and Dispatchers using a Declaration of Licensing Course Enrollment Eligibility (DOLCE/L1) are due by August 19, 2022, by 5 p.m.  

Those who do not meet the deadlines may be considered for the January 2023 academy. 

For more information or to request an application please email sac-lea@alamo.edu.

What is the program?

San Antonio College's (SAC) Law Enforcement Academy is designed to prepare the individual for a career in law enforcement and correctional science.

The program offers a Texas Commission of Law Enforcement (TCOLE) approved law enforcement academy. Also, in collaboration with the Criminal Justice Program an AAS degree available to achieve an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree for career advancement.

  • Law Enforcement, Level I Certificate
    • This certificate offers students the opportunity to begin working on courses that will satisfy requirements under the A.A.S. degree in Law Enforcement.
    • With this award, you may seek jobs such as: entry-level law enforcement upon receiving a TCOLE license.

What's special about the program?

  • Instructors in this program are seasoned active or veterans in the law enforcement service with many years of cumulative teaching and different professions in the criminal justice system.

What will I learn?

Courses are designed to provide knowledge and techniques for understanding how criminal justice and social structures influence human behavior.

What can I do with this course study?

Qualified graduates to seek employment for most municipal police departments, county jails, or state correctional facilities.

Courses Offered by Semester

Texas Peace Officer

The purpose of the San Antonio College Law Enforcement Academy’s Basic Peace Officer course, a 696 hour course of study, is to prepare prospective law enforcement officers for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Certification Exam. Students who successfully complete the academic academy will earn a Level 1 Certificate in Law Enforcement and will be able to sit for the TCOLE Basic Peace Officer State Exam

In addition, upon successful completion, the student may apply the Level 1 Certificate towards the Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science (AAS – Law Enforcement option). The academy also offers TCOLE in-service courses for the purpose of enhancing the Peace Officers’ level of proficiency and meeting training requirements.

BPOC (Basic Police Officer Certification)

Training as a peace officer at San Antonio College Law Enforcement Academy is a great way to start an exciting career.

Students work with instructors who are experienced peace officers.

Studies include topics that reflect real-life situations.

We maintain relationships with area police agencies as prospective employers for graduates.

The San Antonio College Law Enforcement Academy may be taken as credit or noncredit.

(Noncredit for those who qualify: live out of district or already have a degree from an accredited college or university) .

San Antonio College  Law Enforcement Academy is licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. (TCOLE).

Spring Semester - January

Texas Peace Officer courses offered Day and Night classes.

CJLE 1506 Basic Peace Officer I

CJLE 1512 Basic Peace Officer II

CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III

CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV

Summer Semester - May

Texas Peace Officer courses offered Day and Night classes.

CJLE 1506 Basic Peace Officer I

CJLE 1512 Basic Peace Officer II

CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III

CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV

Fall Semester - August

Texas Peace Officer courses offered Day and Night classes.

CJLE 1506 Basic Peace Officer I

CJLE 1512 Basic Peace Officer II

CJLE 1518 Basic Peace Officer III

CJLE 1524 Basic Peace Officer IV

TCOLE Training Courses

Let's Get Started

SAC has temporarily adjusted our enrollment process to allow steps to be completed remotely by students.  Please follow the 1,2,3 Steps.

STEP 1: Registration

A. Welcome Center

The center provides assistance with the following:

  • Apply Texas application for admission
    • Completion of the SAC enrollment steps and AlamoEnroll modules
  • Submission of official transcripts, Bacterial Meningitis, and other important documents
  • New Student Orientation Sign-Up
    • New student orientation is mandatory for all student entering SAC for the first time.
  • Enrollment Coach assistance

Contact:

BFinancial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office offers assistance in applying, processing, and maintaining financial aid.

Contact:

 C. Assessment Center

The Assessment and Testing Center provides provides assistance with

  • Test Administration of the TSI Exam for college placement
  • Evaluate student's TSI status

Contact:

STEP 2: Enrollment

A. Advising

Certified Advisors provide a variety of advising services including, but not limited to answering the following questions:

  • What degree do I follow?
  • What classes do I take?
  • Do I get credit for my certifications and training?
  • How close am I to graduating?
  • When do I apply for graduation?
  • I have enrollment holds, what do I do?
  • How do I declare my major?

Contact:

 C. Ready to Enroll

STEP 3: Payment

A. Business Office - Pay My Tuition

Provides a financial system of charges, refunds, and payments.

  • Are installment plans available?
  • How much do I owe? or I need a refund.
  • How do I Pay?
    • Send money orders and certified checks to
      • 1819 N. MAIN AVE., SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78212, ATTN: BUSINESS OFFICE
    • Online Payment Click Here

Contact:

(210) 486-0201

dst-VBO2@alamo.edu

C.E. Registration

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Law Enforcement Academy courses are limited in size.  Courses are restricted to those students with specific prerequisites. In these instances, the Director will verify that students meet prerequisite requirements.

Important Dates

Fall Semester 2022

Academic/Registration Calendars - Click Here

Semester Registration Dates

The Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) is currently taking applications for next class which starts September 2022.

  • All Personal History Statements (PHS) and required paperwork and documentation are due within two (2) weeks of being issued to you. Last day to accept a (PHS) is August 12, 2022 by 5 p.m.
  • All medical (L2) and psychological (L3) are due by the date assigned to you by the LEA.
  • Current TCOLE licensed Jailers and Dispatchers using a Declaration of Licensing Course Enrollment Eligibility (DOLCE/L1) are due by August 19, 2022 by 5 p.m.

September 2022: There will be a morning and evening academy starting (no new weekend academy).

Those who do not meet the deadlines, may be considered for Spring 2023 academy.

For more information or requesting an application please email sac-lea@alamo.edu.

Semester Important Dates:

Police Academy Applicants Deadline: August 12, 2022

Police Academy Applicants (current detention officers and dispatchers) Deadline: August 19, 2022

Basic Peace Officer I, II, III, & IV

Day & Night Classes Start: Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023

Class Times:

Day: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. / Monday - Friday

Night: 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. / Monday - Friday

TCOLE Requirements

Civilian (Non-Licensed Person)

In order to become licensed as a peace officer in Texas there are four requirements:

  • meet the minimum standards for enrollment and initial licensure;
  • successful completion of the basic licensing course;
  • passing of the state licensing examination; and
  • appointment by a law enforcement agency

TCOLE website

If you are a current TCOLE licensed Jailer or Dispatcher please contact us by email sac-lea@alamo.edu. You might be eligible to apply using the Declaration of Licensing Course Enrollment Eligibility (DOLCE).

TCOLE Documentation
Faculty & Adjunct Instructors
Names
Archilla, Matthew
Bowen, Christopher
Burgess, Michael
Chaffin, Tina
Charles, Martin
Christilles, Ernest
Contreras, Carlos
Contreras, Vincent
DeHoyos, Joseph
DeLaPortilla,Gilbert
Ellis, David
Felan, Jorge
Flowers, James
Gonzales, Richard
Gutierrez, Dustin
Hixon, William
Johnson, Brian
Joseph, Milton C
Mireles, Johnny
Moin, Raymond
Mound, Gary
Muirhead, John
O'Dell, Charles
Padilla, David
Phelt, Jessica
Poore, Arthur
Raft, Lisa
Redman, Chris
Rider, Roger
Robles, Daniel
Saucedo, Edward
Stricklin, John
Treviño, Jose
Tynefield, Gale
Valdez, Michael
Villarreal, Jennifer

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

Contact Us:

Martin Davila
Chair of Protective Services
First Responders Academy
Fire Science/Emergency Management/Mortuary Science

Director
Rolando Barrientez
Law Enforcement Academy
Location
First Responders Academy

Phone
(210) 486-1692

E-mail
sac-lea@alamo.edu


LEA Faculty Instructor

Jessica Phelt

First Responders Academy (210) 486-1692 sac-lea@alamo.edu


Admin Services Specialist

SAC-Protective Services
OC Building, Rm. 225
(210) 486-1692

sac-lea@alamo.edu

 

Location(s):
Off-Campus
First Responders Academy (FRA=011) 
15775 IH 35 South
Atascosa, TX 78002
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On-Campus
Oppenheimer Academic Center, Rm 227

Please contact the call center (210-212-5266), LiveChat (In the bottom right-hand side on any SAC webpage), and zoom room  available to assist students

Last Updated: 5/19/2021