Basic Peace Officer Certification
Registration will open up in Late August or Early September 2022
The Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, (GGLEA) is licensed as a Police Academy by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). The GGLEA prepares cadets to begin a career in Law Enforcement by teaching the TCOLE Basic Peace Officer Certification (BPOC) Course. Cadets receive 904 hours of instruction and upon successful completion are eligible to take the TCOLE Peace Officer Licensing Exam.
Below are the minimum requirements and the application process to attend the Basic Peace Officer Course at GGLEA, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
Step 1: MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (must be met before taking the Nelson-Denny test.)
- A U.S. Citizen
- A High School graduate OR a GED or
- 24 months active duty military service with an Honorable Discharge
- Be at least 21 years of age by the time of TCOLE exam
- Have NEVER been nor currently on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor
- Not currently under indictment for any criminal offense
- Have NEVER been convicted of an offense above a Class B misdemeanor or convicted of a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years
- Have NEVER been convicted of any Family Violence Offense
- Not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition
- Have NEVER been discharged from the military service under less than honorable conditions.
- Possess a valid Texas Driver’s License
- May not have used marihuana, or any of its synthetic forms, within the past year
- May not have used any of the following specific illegal drugs or substances within the past two(2) years unless taken with a prescription and/ or administered by a licensed physician:
- Opiates, natural or synthetic
- Barbiturates or their derivatives
- Amphetamines or their derivatives
- Steroids/ Anabolic Steroids/ Human Growth Hormone
- May not have used any of the following specific illegal drugs or substances within the past five(5) years unless taken with a prescription and/ or administered by a licensed physician:
- Any hallucinogens
- Acid/ LSD
Step 2: Register online for the BPOC Nelson Denny. Dates will be available starting late August 2022.
Step 3: Register online for the BPOC Qualification Run. Dates will be available starting late August 2022. You must be able to run 1.5 miles in 16:00 minutes or less.
Step 4: Academy Staff members will provide the paperwork and application packet.
The Total Cost is about $1800-$2000 with tuition being $1300.
For more information contact
Gus George Law Enforcement Academy (281) 341-4780