Hill College Police Academy to offer Basic Peace Officer Course in July

  Jabria Washington
  Monday, June 17, 2019 8:03 AM

Hillsboro, TX

Hill College Police Academy to offer Basic Peace Officer Course in July

For immediate release

Date: June 5, 2019

Contact: Robin DeMott, Director of Communications, rdemott@hillcollege.edu, O: 254-659-7771, M: 309-368-7786

HILLSBORO, TEXAS—The Hill College police academy will be offering the basic peace officer course beginning July 8, 2019.

The basic academy program involves over 800 hours of classroom and hands-on training. Completion of this training allows individuals to take the TCOLE licensing examination to become a Texas Peace Officer.

The basic academy program is available to individuals who meet admission standards and are accepted for attendance. Attendees must be prepared for a demanding program. The process is mentally and physically challenging. There are significant time demands both in and out of the classroom.

Classes run Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Topics include law, firearms, driving, patrol operations, defensive tactics and many others.

The mission of the academy is to provide training and testing that ensures each student graduates with the demonstrated character, knowledge, problem-solving abilities, human relations, communication and physical skills necessary to meet the professional standards required of a peace officer.

Admission requirements and forms can be found at www.hillcollege.edu/policeacademy. For more information about the program, please contact Police Academy Coordinator Mike Hughes at mwhughes@hillcollege.edu or 254.659.7983.