The Lone Star College Law Enforcement Academy will host an open house for those interested in learning more about a rewarding career as a peace officer. The event will take place Thursday, March 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at LSC-University Park 20515 SH 249.
“As a response to the growing needs of businesses and our communities, we are training more officers who will be equipped to meet the needs of the 21st Century,” said Shah Ardalan, LSC-University Park president. “The Lone Star College Basic Peace Officer Course prepares cadets intellectually, ethically and physically to enter into a department’s field training program and ultimately to assume the responsibilities and duties of a peace officer.”
The academy will launch its next full-time Basic Peace Officer class July 14. The class meets from 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. weekdays. .After completing the course, cadets will take the 250-question state licensing exam. They must pass with a score of 70 or above, at which point they will be eligible to apply to any law enforcement agency in the state.
“Rigorous training and testing ensure each graduating cadet can successfully pass the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement’s state exam and demonstrate the knowledge and physical skills that allow the graduate to serve the public,” Ardalan said. “Our last class of 28 cadets earned a 100 percent pass rate on the exam and we are very proud of the academy’s students, leadership team and instructors.”
“Lone Star College did a great job preparing me for entry into law enforcement,” said Deputy Prudencio Ochoa, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and former LSC student. “The cost associated with the training was also very feasible for my situation.”
Financial aid is available to qualified students in the form of a Texas Public Education Grant. Military veterans can use Veterans Affairs benefits to help with tuition. The application deadline for the July class is Monday, June 20. Those interested are encouraged to start collecting and completing needed documents and forms now.
In addition to the July class, the Academy will offer three additional cohorts in January 2017. Class choices in January will include a full-time day sequence, a part-time nights sequence and a part-time days sequence.
Please visit LoneStar.edu/LawEnforcement-Academy for more information.
Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education/career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.