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Basic Corrections Officer Course

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The admission standards for BCOC for the Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy are as follows:

  1. Meet all minimum standards for Licensing as outlined in Section 217.1 (Jailer) of the Texas Administrative Code Title 37, Part 7.
  2. Achieve a passing overall score of 80% or greater on the approved Academy entrance exam.
  3. Demonstrate no history or indication of a pattern of behavior that is unethical, violent, or criminal in nature.
  4. Pass a background check in accordance to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  5. Pass a physical examination and a drug screen (Completion of the L-2 Form from TCOLE).
  6. Pass a psychological evaluation (Completion of the L-3 Form from TCOLE).

 Note: Applicants who currently are employed by a police agency, must provide a letter on agency letterhead from an authorized official indicating the applicant works for the agency and has met all the state minimum standards to be licensed, a copy of the TCOLE L-2 and L-3 form must be included.