The Lone Star College System Law Enforcement Academy offers a program that meets the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) requirements for a Peace Officer certification. These courses are Peace Officer I, Peace Officer II, Peace Officer III, and Peace Officer IV. After successful completion of these courses, a person is eligible to take the state licensing examination to be a Peace Officer. This test is given at the academy location.


Admission Requirements to the Law Enforcement Academy:

  1. Turn in completed application packet;
  2. Has never been convicted of, nor currently on court-ordered community service supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years regardless of disposition status;
  3. Is not currently under indictment for any criminal offense;
  4. Has never been arrested for or convicted at any time of a felony;
  5. Has never been convicted of any family violence offense regardless of level of offense;
  6. Not be prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle;
  7. Not be prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition;
  8. Be either a high school graduate, or have GED certificate;
  9. Be twenty-one years of age before being licensed as a Texas Peace Officer
  10. Be of good moral character;
  11. Not have been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions
  12. Not have had a commission license denied by a final order or revoked, or have voluntary surrender of license currently in effect;
  13. Be a United States citizen and provide an original birth certificate or naturalization paperwork from the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement;
  14. If you are under 30 years old you will need to bring proof of meningitis vaccination;
  15. Per TCLEOSE rules deferred adjudication is considered a conviction.

In addition to these requirements, a person must successfully complete a 660 hour Basic Peace Officer certification course and successfully pass a state licensing examination to be eligible to be licensed as a peace officer in this state. (The number of hours required are subject to change at the discretion of the Commission.)


As an applicant for the Lone Star College System Law Enforcement Academy, do hereby affirm that I meet all of the above listed requirements (numbers 1 through 12) for entrance into this Academy, and that if I am found to be in violation of any of the entrance requirements that I will be subject to dismissal from this Academy and will forfeit all tuition and or fees, and that falsification of this document or any other required documentation may make me subject to criminal prosecution.

Directions For Filling Out Application

  1. Make sure you qualify for the academy (.pdf)
  2. Print out entire application packet (.doc)
  3. Fill in all blank spaces 
  4. New Fingerprinting Procedures for Law Enforcement Academy Applicants
  • Download and fill out The Texas Department of Public Safety and FAST fingerprinting (L1) Services Forms (.doc) for a TXI Review.
  • Contact FAST at 1-888-467-2080 to make an appointment at your closest geographic location.
  • In the Recipient data section, fill in the college.
Lone Star College - Law Enforcement Academy
20515 State Highway 249
Suite B112
Houston, Texas 77070
  1. Bring your completed application packet to the Law Enforcement Academy
  2. Make sure you bring the following with you:

    a.     Valid Texas Drivers License
    b.     Copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate
    c.     Official college transcripts
    d.     DD-214 if you were in the military
    e.     Certified copy of birth certificate
    f.      Concealed handgun license if you have one
    g.     Current color picture of yourself
    h.     Written essay explaining why you want to work in the law enforcement field. This should be 1 or 2 pages in length.

After being accepted to the academy you will be notified and then you can complete your L-2 and L-3 forms. 

    Effective September 1, 1995, any person who is disqualified by law to be an officer or jailer may not enroll in law enforcement training programs. Any person who fails to meet even a single criteria listed below may not enroll in the Law Enforcement Academy. Any person who does enroll in the Law Enforcement Academy and is later found to be in violation of these requirements set forth below or in violation of any other requirements for admission as prescribed by the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education will be subject to dismissal from the Law Enforcement Academy and will forfeit all tuition and or fees already paid.

    Procedures for Fingerprint Criminal History Checks

    All local Police Departments and Sheriff Departments are supplied with approved fingerprint cards. Fingerprints must be taken (“rolled”) by a law enforcement agency. Most agencies will provide this service and may charge a fee of up to $10.
    It is the responsibility of the individual who is requesting his/her own criminal history record to mail the completed fingerprint cards to DPS, along with other necessary information. It takes four to six weeks for the criminal history check, so allow for mail time.

    Where is the Academy?

    Lone Star College-University Park
    20515 SH 249  Building 12 Suite 117
    Houston, Texas 77070

    Contact Information

    For information concerning course registration, course content, please contact:

    Tabetha Savage
    Law Enforcement Academy
    Lone Star College-University Park
    20515 SH 249
    Houston, Texas 77070
    281.290.5030 Office

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