Law Enforcement Academy

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

The Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) is currently taking applications for next class which starts May 2021.

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 April 2, 2021 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 April 2, 2021 by 5 p.m.  

Those who do not meet the deadlines, may be considered for August 2021 academy. 

For more information or requesting a application please email Michelle Contreras mcontreras84@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 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, Night, and Weekend 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, Night, and Weekend 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, Night, and Weekend 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

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

Spring Semester 2021

Academic/Registration Calendars - Click Here

Semester Registration Dates

Spring Semester Registration Starts: November 16, 2020

Police Academy Applicants Deadline: December 11, 2020

Police Academy Applicants (current detention officers and dispatchers) Deadline: January 11, 2021

Basic Peace Officer I, II, III, & IV

Day & Night Classes Start: January 11, 2021

Weekend Classes Start: January 9, 2021

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

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

Contact Us

     
Martin Davila
Chair of Protective Services, Law Enforcement and Mortuary Science

 

 

 

sac-protsvcs@alamo.edu

 

Director:
Rolando Barrientez
Director of Law Enforcement Academy


location:
First Responders Academy

phone:    
(210) 486-1692 or
(210) 486-0086

email:  rbarrientez4@alamo.edu 

Jessica Phelt

LEA Faculty Instructor

 

San Antonio College First Responders Academy

 

(210) 486-0987 (Office)

 

Jbrowne2@alamo.edu

Julio C. Arroyo
Administrative Services Specialist

San Antonio College First Responders Academy

(210)-486-0086 (Office)

jarroyo1@alamo.edu

Michelle Contreras
Administrative Service Specialist
Protective Services

 

San Antonio College

210-486-1336
(210) 486-1692 or (210) 486-0082


mcontreras84@alamo.edu

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

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

Please contact 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: 11/13/2020