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 Credit/Debit, Money Order or Check is due at time of examination. No cash accepted.

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.

2022 Alpha January 10, 2022-July 7, 2022

                                                                                                         Orientation January 4, 2022

  *2022 Alpha Graduation is anticipated to occur in July 7, 2022,  if there are no delays due to any unforeseen incident (i.e. COVID-19 issues) 

2021 Charlie July 7, 2021- December 21, 2021

                                                                                                            Orientation July 1, 2021

                    *2021 Charlie Graduation is anticipated to occur in December 21, 2021,  if there                                     are no delays due to any unforeseen incident (i.e. COVID-19 issues) 


                                                         2021 Bravo April 12, 2021 - September 28, 2021

                                                                                     Orientation April 1, 2021

*2021 Bravo Graduation is anticipated to occur in September 28, 2021, if there are no                                                    delays due to any unforeseen incident (i.e. COVID-19 issues)