The Law Enforcement Academy is currently enrolling for this fall’s program to train the next group of cadets for careers as Texas peace officers.
Beginning in October, the 11-month, part-time program at Lone Star College-East Aldine Center provides cadets with a significant amount of skills-based training, including driving, firearms, emergency medical assistance, arrest and control tactics, and de-escalation training.
“Chancellor Dr. Steve Head was attempting to find a somewhat central location in the Lone Star College System and in an area with tremendous community support,” said Law Enforcement Academy Director Glenn Riddle when asked about LSC-East Aldine Center being selected to host the program. “East Aldine seemed to be the perfect fit! We also needed to place the program at a campus where the campus president supports this Continuing Education program. Lone Star College-North Harris President Dr. Archie Blanson is the right leader to work in collaboration with the Continuing Education division.”
All prospective students must attend an information session before enrolling in the course. Upcoming information sessions are Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. or Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Both sessions are in the Academic Building, Room 126 on the LSC-North Harris campus, located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Dr., Houston, TX, 77073.
For more information, please visit LoneStar.edu/programs-of-study/law-enforcement-academy or contact LSC-LEA@LoneStar.edu.
Lone Star College enrolls over 80,000 students each semester providing high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list. LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.
Twelve cadets began the full-time Law Enforcement Academy program on June 8 as the inaugural class at Lone Star College-East Aldine Center.