Basic Peace Officer and Basic Correction Officer Programs

The Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy offers basic peace officer and basic correction officer programs for individuals seeking licensure through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.


Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC)

Entrance / Written Exam Requirements

The first step is to take the entrance exam, 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
  • Payment in the exact amount of $35 in form of Cash, Credit/Debit, Money Order or Check is due at time of examination. 

Entrance Exam Dates

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

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

                                         2019 Charlie September 30, 2019-April 14, 2020

Orientation September 16, 2019

*testing starts June - August 2019


2019 Bravo June 17, 2019-December 10, 2019

Orientation June 3, 2019

*testing starts February - May 2019

2019 Alpha February 4, 2019-August 6, 2019

Orientation January 14, 2019