Law Enforcement Academy to Start Full-time Classes

May 30, 2024

Office of Marketing & Strategic Communications

The San Antonio College Law Enforcement Academy will be offering full-time classes for the law enforcement program starting July 8. The classes will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the First Responders Academy located at 15775 IH35 South, Atascosa, 78002.

LEA full-time 2.jpgThis is the first time the Law Enforcement Academy will offer full-time classes. Previously law enforcement training was offered on a part-time basis. The full-time program is being offered to help address a shortage of qualified law enforcement officials and fill vacancies in departments across the state.

Students who enroll in the program will graduate in December with a Level 1 Certificate in Law Enforcement and will be ready to sit for the Basic Peace Officer Licensing Program. Once they pass the exam, they will be able to start working as a Texas Peace Officer.

To apply for the Law Enforcement program, students should be 20 and a half years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and pass a fingerprint background, medical and psychological exams. Enrollment is now open until Friday, June 28.

LEA full-time 3.jpgAll classes will be held at SAC’s new First Responders Academy, which opened for classes in January this year. The academy is a $20 million, state-of-the-art facility, which includes classrooms a two-story tactical room that can be used to simulate several training scenarios, a firing range, and a driving range.

In addition, cadets will be issued guns, ammunition, handcuffs, and batons during coursework.

Classes will be held twice a year, with the first program starting in January and the second in July.

For more information, email the Law Enforcement Academy at or visit