Northeast Police Academy accepting applications

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The Northeast Police Academy at Northeast Texas Community College will offer both day and evening academy options this fall. Both programs will be held in the state-of-the-art criminal justice facility on the main NTCC campus.

The 17-week daytime fast-track academy will begin on August 25. Courses meet from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. This intensive program is the fastest route to becoming a certified peace officer.

The evening academy begins on September 29, 2014 and runs through May 8, 2015. Classes meet from 5-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and every first and third Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This program is designed for working adults who may not have time to complete the daytime academy.

Both programs provide students with all of the training needed to prepare them for certification as a Basic Peace Officer in the state of Texas.

“We are looking for dedicated, hard-working men and women who want to begin a career as opposed to just having a job. Law enforcement is a very rewarding field that gives you the chance to help better your community,” Richard Jones, Northeast Police Academy Director, said.

The Northeast Police Academy is licensed by the Texas Commission On Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Students will receive hands-on training to ensure that graduates possess the required skills, training, experience and self-confidence to succeed in a career in law enforcement. Those enrolled in the evening academy will receive continuing education credit through NTCC, which is not transferable toward a certificate or degree. Students who wish to pursue a degree or credit certificate should plan to attend the daytime Northeast Police Academy that will begin in January.

In order to be considered for acceptance into the Northeast Police Academy, students must be a high school or GED graduate, be at least 21 years of age, have not been convicted of an offense above a Class C misdemeanor and must have no felony convictions. Students who are under 21 may be admitted if they have completed 60 hours of college instruction or an associate’s degree. Students must also complete an application, psychological exam, physical exam and a criminal history background check.

For more information about Northeast Police Academy, contact Jones at 903-434-8206.