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Entrance/Written Exam Requirements

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Please note that you MUST be the age of 21 by the date of graduation in order to be accepted into the Basic Peace Officer Course.

The first step is to take the entrance exam, check for available dates on our calendar here: Calendar.  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
  • Please provide copies of what is listed, ORIGINALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
  • The BPOC Entrance Exam costs $35.  Pre-registering with payment is required through the www.aarlea.com portal.

The AACOG Law Enforcement Academy is a place of business.  Civilian dress is allowed, but no one will be admitted to training wearing shorts, flip-flops, or clothing deemed inappropriate or offensive.  

Testing Address:

12625 Wetmore Rd. Ste 436 (Bldg. 4)

San Antonio, TX 78247

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What Certifications Will I Receive?

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Certifications
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The Basic Peace Officer Course provides you with certifications for the following courses:

  1. Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  2. Krav Maga- Defensive Tactics Training
  3. Firearms Qualifications
  4. TCIC/NCIC Less Than Full Access
  5. National Academy of Police Driving
  6. Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

Our Academy is unique in that we provide certifications for the following courses in addition to the ones covered in the Basic Peace Officer Course:

  1. OC Spray (Pepper Spray)
  2. ASP Baton Certification
  3. AARLEA will suspend with providing Taser training as part of the regular curriculum. It will be provided at the end of BPOC course with the following stipulation. Each cadet desiring to be certified with the Taser will be required to cover the cost of providing the certification. The cost will be $150.00. This will cover 3 cartridges and the instructors. 
  4. RADAR/LIDAR Operator Certification
  5. Active Shooter
  6. Body Worn Cameras
  7. Resume Writing and Interviewing

Upcoming Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) Class Start Dates:

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The Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy basic tuition cost is $3500.00 (for either the Full-Time or Part-Time Academy).

Tuition covers:

 AACOG Academy uniforms

 Books

 Use of Academy training pistols, training ammunition, and protective gear

 Use of Academy firearms pistols an shotguns

 Live ammunition for the pistols and shotguns

 Use Academy patrol vehicles

 Use of duty gear and other equipment (including training baton, training, TASER, and training OC Spray)

 

Also included with the tuition are additional certifications and trainings in:

o CPR/AED training o Tactical trauma care o Baton training

o OC “Pepper” Spray training o TASER (Electronic Control Device)

o Active shooter first responder training

o National Academy for Professional Driving (NAPD) Tactical Police Driving o Body worn camera training

o RADAR and LIDAR training

 

Additional Costs:

During the applicant process students must pay for their state mandated medical clearance and drug screening ($121.00). The state mandated psychological testing is also about $300.00, a state mandated background check is about $40.00 and a Type 1 Status Driving Record, about $5.00. The cost for the psychological is payable to the Academy, but the medical/drug screen and the background check are payable to the facilities performing the service. 

REMINDER: AARLEA will suspend with providing Taser training as part of the regular curriculum. It will be provided at the end of BPOC course with the following stipulation. Each cadet desiring to be certified with the Taser will be required to cover the cost of providing the certification. The cost will be $150.00. This will cover 3 cartridges and the instructors. 

 

FULL-TIME DAY CLASSES:

Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. including two or three weekend training sessions during the course

 

2022 Alpha January 10, 2022 - *Graduation is anticipated to occur in July 7, 2022,

if there are no delays due to any unforeseen incident (i.e. COVID-19 issues)

 

 

2022 Bravo April 11, 2022 - *Graduation is anticipated to occur in October 5, 2022,

if there are no delays due to any unforeseen incident (i.e. COVID-19 issues)

 

 

2022 Charlie July 11, 2022 - *Graduation is anticipated to occur in January 24, 2023,

if there are no delays due to any unforeseen incident (i.e. COVID-19 issues)

Orientation July 6, 2022

 

2022 Delta October 10, 2022 - *Graduation is anticipated to occur in April 25, 2023,

if there are no delays due to any unforeseen incident (i.e. COVID-19 issues)

Orientation October 4, 2022

 

PART-TIME CLASSES:

2022 Echo Class (Evening Class)

Wednesday - Friday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

2022 Echo Start Date March 28, 2022  *Graduation is anticipated to occur in November 2022

if there are no delays due to any unforeseen incident (i.e. COVID-19 issues)

 

2022 Echo Part-Time Evening, Class Information:

Registrations for this course are closed.  The part-time Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) Course is currently being held on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm-10pm, with some Saturdays from 8am-5pm.  Tuition is $3,500.00.  The cadet will also need to make themselves available to attend the Firearms Course, Crisis Intervention Training Course (CIT - TCOLE #1850 - 40 hours), and the Driving Course from Monday – Friday from 8am-5pm.  The reason for having to do these particular subjects in a one week period is due to reserving the necessary venue and TCOLE’s rules.

 

2022 Fox Trot Class (Day Class)

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

2022 Fox Trot Start Date August 22, 2022  *Graduation is to be determined.

Graduation date may be subject to change should there be any delays due to any unforeseen incident (i.e. COVID-19 issues)

Orientation August 15, 2022

 

2022 Fox Trot Part-Time Day, Class Information:

There will be at least two weeks during the duration of the class that attendance will be required Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. There will be approximately 4 weekends thru the duration of the class that attendance will be required to complete the course. Graduation date will be announced at orientation.

 

If you are interested in in 2022 Fox Trot (2022-F):

Please click schedule the BPOC Entrance Exam by going to the calendar on this page, and selecting BPOC Entrance Exam. 

It is required to register and pre-pay for the BPOC Entrance Exam. 

 

Please be advised that if the applicant begins the application process, the documents will be valid for 180 days, therefore if you begin the process for a BPOC class (i.e. Bravo Class), you may not be able to apply for a BPOC course that is a few classes ahead (i.e. Delta Class), due to the 180 day expiration date.

Personal History Statement editable PDF

 

**SPONSORING AGENCIES**

The Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy accepts sponsored cadets from Law Enforcement Agencies for the Basic Peace Officer Course. 

We can accept the required documents for applicant from the sponsoring Law Enforcement Agency to include an entrance exam, Physical Assessment, Medical/Drug Screen, Psychological Evaluation.  

 

Please download a packet with instructions in the link below:

SPONSORED CADET PACKET.pdf